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Wells Baum is a Futurist, Creator, and Music Explorer. Always connecting the dots on screen.

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One of the best street performances I’ve ever seen.  Caught some video but my iPhone ran out is space.  But now I know I’ll never forget it.

One of the best street performances I’ve ever seen. Caught some video but my iPhone ran out is space. But now I know I’ll never forget it.

People Need Widgets

People need widgets in order to meet other people.  The widget can be a dog, a beer, or a coffee, anything that increases the likeliness of people talking in a social setting.  People feel more confident and more engaged when they’re holding on to something and have a reason to be there.

It’s easier meet new people when we’re younger because there are simply more free time and more opportunities: at school, in organized sport, clubs, and countless other extracurricular activities.  Adults are either too busy or too jaded to participate in social activities every day.  That’s why they may go online and socialize on Twitter and Facebook instead.  It’s quicker, easier, and can be done from the couch. 

People are social animals whether or not they actually prefer to be social.  We identify ourselves in comparison to other people.  At the end of the day, we seek validation. The main question we all ask is “Is anyone listening to me?”

As inspired by the complexity of contrasting colors of everyday moments in the uchihara-2014 Tumblr.

As inspired by the complexity of contrasting colors of everyday moments in the uchihara-2014 Tumblr.

These are my jams this week:

  1. Ty - Segall
  2. Only Real - Pass the Pain
  3. Instramind - Emerge
  4. Lunice - Can’t Wait To
  5. Damon Bell - HueMan Made
55th Street between 5th and 6th is one of my favorite streets in New York.  As soon as you walk by the Peninsula Hotel or the Presbyterian church (depending on what side you’re on) everything immediately becomes rugged.  Shops and buildings are vacant but could be opened tomorrow.  It’s as if the property owners of this small block are treating these buildings like antiques, buttressing them just enough to endure.  Two blocks away is the Museum of Modern Art.

The summer and fall are the best times to stroll down this street.  The sun rips through the buildings to overcome the shade.  People recline with their backs against the wall, waiting for life’s next call.  All of a sudden a seemingly dead place becomes quietly alive.

You’re guaranteed to get interesting vibes and photos on 55th Street between 5th and 6th.  The places unknown ask to be explored.  #nyc

55th Street between 5th and 6th is one of my favorite streets in New York. As soon as you walk by the Peninsula Hotel or the Presbyterian church (depending on what side you’re on) everything immediately becomes rugged. Shops and buildings are vacant but could be opened tomorrow. It’s as if the property owners of this small block are treating these buildings like antiques, buttressing them just enough to endure. Two blocks away is the Museum of Modern Art.

The summer and fall are the best times to stroll down this street. The sun rips through the buildings to overcome the shade. People recline with their backs against the wall, waiting for life’s next call. All of a sudden a seemingly dead place becomes quietly alive.

You’re guaranteed to get interesting vibes and photos on 55th Street between 5th and 6th. The places unknown ask to be explored. #nyc

Sunday Social Roundup

  1.  Facebook plans to crack down on click bait, tweaking its algorithm to deemphasize crappy articles, most notably those from Buzzfeed.  This move is probably a reaction to the firestorm lit by Facebook itself earlier this year when its product director complained about the lack of quality content on Facebook.  Finally, Facebook is admitting fault.  

  2.  Instagram released a new app this week called Hyperlapse, which essentially speeds up your videos.  Here’s a quick example of one of mine in Grand Central.

    Instagram is trying to make it easier for its community to create videos. If so, it should consider building in cinematic cam too like the Steady App.

  3.  Twitter’s favorite button has multiple meanings.

    • To bookmark.
    • To end a conversation. 
    • To like something. 

    It can also be used strategically to grab someone’s attention, aka provoke.

    But now Twitter may be taking its favorite data to show you what other people are favoriting. Sounds similar to Facebook’s algorithm if you ask me.

  4. Here are the top 25 most popular apps in the US right now. It’s clearly the Facebook and Google show. Tumblr is not even on there. Good to see Gmail on there though. No wonder newsletters are back.

  5. Starbucks is rolling out trucks to college campuses to feed the thirst of coffee crazed students. I don’t see anything in here about offering Wifi though too. That should be a gimme if you’re within a certain radius.

Yes, of course I’ve been experimenting with Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app this week.

Every other week I uncover a new Calibre gem. But this track may be one of my favorites of his.

Stunning.