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Rebekah Rhoden

Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she's not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside.

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Facehawk: an interactive music video that hijacks your Facebook

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 23 August 2013

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill music video. Director Rajeev Basu created this interactive music video for Big Data, a band whose conceptual music centers around voyeurism in the digital age. Facehawk essentially hijacks your Facebook and uses your data to create a hawk all in real-time on your browser. It’s a clever and poignant reminder of […]

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Modern sensory deprivation chamber

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 20 August 2013

We get it. Sometimes you just want to get away from the world. Seems to us like this sleek and modern isolation chamber should do the trick. Once floating inside the chamber, brainwaves transition from alpha or beta to theta, which supposedly increases one’s creative capacities. You can float in the chamber for as long […]

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The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Europe’s largest ballooning event, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, just recently finished it’s 35th display. Over the course of four days, more than 150 hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes floated across the sky over the city of Bristol. This stunning event is definitely something you need to see at least once during […]

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The Innovation of Loneliness: animation by Shimi Cohen

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Monday 19 August 2013

‘Loneliness has become the most common ailment of the modern world’. This hauntingly accurate statement gives us a new perspective on how social media really affects our lives. In a society where the illusion of individuality is prized, and a person’s status is measured by career success and monetary gain, it’s not surprising that social […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure goes online, makes it impossible to cheat

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Monday 19 August 2013

Remember those books you loved as a child that let you choose your own ending? Well now, Chooseco has brought that idea into the digital age with Choose ‘Toons, an interactive cartoon app that allows children to create their own personalized animated adventure. With the help of Kickstarter, Chooseco hopes to raise $130,000 to fund […]

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HOLHO: hologram generator for smartphone and tablet

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Monday 19 August 2013

You know those digital picture frames that display a slideshow of your favorite photos? Well this takes that same concept and actually makes it cool. HOLHO is a hologram generator for your smartphone or tablet that uses a reflective pyramid shape to project incredible 3D images. Available in 5 different styles, HOLHO projects an ever-growing […]

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The Dollar Wallet: a sleek, simple, and affordable wallet

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Monday 19 August 2013

We’re all about clean and functional design. So when we heard about The Dollar Wallet, we couldn’t help but fall in love with the concept. Kyle J. Britt is the brains behind The Dollar Wallet, and after noticing that the majority of wallets on the market are either bulky, expensive, or a combination of the […]

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Now you can see everything that’s happening on the Internet, every second

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Saturday 17 August 2013

The Internet’s a pretty big place, and it’s difficult to comprehend the sheer volume of content being uploaded to the web at any given time. This website does a great job of impressing upon us just how much is happening on the Internet every second. Indeed. Just a few minutes on this website will make […]

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Adorable photos of toddlers as they suck on lemons

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 17 August 2013

And now, for your daily dose of cuteness. Pucker is an adorable photo series by April Maciborka and David Wile that captures the hilarious expressions of toddlers as they suck on lemons. The look on their faces is absolutely priceless.

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Emotional poetry performance about OCD and relationships

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 16 August 2013

We’ve heard a few love poems in our day, but “OCD” by Neil Hillborn isn’t exactly the typical love poem. This video shows Hillborn performing his piece at the Individual Finals of this year’s Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, and his performance is no less than moving. The poem gives a heart-wrenching description of the difficulties […]

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Chinese zoo tried to pass a dog off as a lion

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Friday 16 August 2013

A zoo in China’s People’s Park of Luohe has reportedly been attempting to pass off common species as exotic species. One such attempt involved a Tibetan mastiff masquerading as an African lion, but as you might guess, nobody was fooled. As a result of the lion scandal, the zoo is currently under fire from, well, everyone.

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Artist draws a scene from Glastonbury every day for a month

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Thursday 15 August 2013

Matt Witt recently started this illustration project where he draws a scene from Glastonbury every day for a month. Each day he posts a drawing to Facebook, giving the world an honest reflection on the town and his experience living in it. His goal for this project is to be able to compile the drawings […]

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Life of a Stranger Who Stole My Phone

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is a real life blog about Hafid, the douchebag that stole one Tumblr user’s phone on a beach in Ibiza, Spain. The phone thief didn’t think to turn off the automatic photo upload on the Dropbox app, so all of Hafid’s pictures appear on the original phone owner’s computer. Now Hafid’s adventures are chronicled […]

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Signs for the Homeless

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope came up with this genius and inspirational idea to take homeless peoples’ signs and trade them for beautiful hand-painted ones with the same message. In addition to painting these lovely signs, they also give them donations to help them out. The vivid new signs are much easier for passers-by […]

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Incredibly realistic virtual reality roller coaster simulation

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 7 August 2013

This poor guy was trying out the Oculus Rift virtual reality roller coaster ride, which is incredibly realistic. Jacob, the victim, is terrified of rollercoasters, so his friends did what any good friends would do; they strapped him into the simulation. It does make for quite an hilarious video, but it also demonstrates how realistic […]

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