never built

HOT LIST: Alternate Realities, Classic Comedy, Simple Snacks

on Wednesday, Feb. 6th

Never Built: Los Angeles (Kickstarter Campaign)

I need this to become a reality. You see, I have a thing about the alternate versions of cities, the one’s that got away, and this Kickstarter campaign to create an exhibit at Los Angeles’ A+D Architecture and Design Museum of the LA that almost was? It’s almost a dream come true. Models, plans, and a giant floor map will turn the museum into a vision of this alternate LA. –Noah Nelson

Mel Brooks on Marc Maron’s WTF (Podcast)

If Mel Brooks hadn’t existed, the world would be a much less funny place. This week on the WTF Podcast we get to know his story a little better. The 86 year old who made Blazing Saddles, The History of the World Part 1, and Young Frankenstein, basically tells the story of the last 50 years of American comedy.

Later this week, WTF will turn to Brooks’ long-time writing partner and friend, Carl Reiner.-Ike Sriskandarajah

Apple and Peanut Butter (Food)

Why didn’t anyone tell me about this before last week? –Noah Nelson


We’re Closer To Our Photorealistic VR Future Than You’d Think (INTERVIEW)

A look into the virtual world of tomorrow with USC researcher Paul Debevec.



Prepare Yourselves For The Personal VR Video Revolution

Virtual Reality is rapidly approaching a watershed moment.

Ralph Echemendia

Spoiler Alert: Hollywood Isn’t Taking Cyber Security Seriously (LA Film Fest)

Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.

Gumroad Rentals H

Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

Siegel's NOME meditation machine.

Hacking Consciousness: Silicon Valley’s Next Frontier

Is there something that lies beyond the quantified self movement?