Internet Wonders

Random things I found online. Things that struck a chord. Things that are beautiful. Things that shaped my worldview.


Video Essays


"Modern" Arts in the form of TV shows, YouTube videos, video games, plus other random stuff

  • GRIS - Fantastic soundtrack. By Nomada Studio

  • Arcane - Top-notch camera work, voice acting, animation, character designs, storytelling... a rare example of "everything done right".

  • Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time - Really the whole channel is great. - Every Frame a Painting

  • the Deus Ex series - Awesome soundtrack and aesthetics.

  • the Dishonored series - the world, the architectures, the fashion.

  • CONTROL - the story and the game play are nothing to write home about, but the design of buildings and the spaces more than make up for it.


Essays

Cities and Ambition

http://www.paulgraham.com/cities.html

"I tried living in Florence when I was 25, thinking it would be an art center, but it turned out I was 450 years too late."


Keep Your Identity Small

http://www.paulgraham.com/identity.html

"... people don't feel they need to have any particular expertise to have opinions about it. All they need is strongly held beliefs, and anyone can have those."


What You Can't Say

http://paulgraham.com/say.html

"... the statements that make people maddest are those they worry might be true."


Taste for Makers

http://www.paulgraham.com/taste.html

"Your parents taught you to ignore taste. After dinning into you that taste is merely a matter of personal preference, they took you to the museum and told you that you should pay attention because Leonardo is a great artist."