The next time you have an idea rolling around in your head, find the courage to quiet your inner critic just long enough to get a piece of paper and a pen, then just start sketching it. “But I don’t have a long time for this!” you might think. Or, “The idea is probably stupid,” or, “Maybe I’ll go online and click around for—”
No. Shut up. Stop sabotaging yourself.
The same goes for groups of people at work. The next time a project is being discussed in its early stages, grab a marker, go to the board, and throw something up there. The idea will probably be stupid, but that’s good! McDonald’s Theory teaches us that it will trigger the group into action.
Although modern techniques often bring sugar and salt to our tables, these two simple treats for the palate are still harvested and processed in traditional, if not ancient methods the world over. Over 160 million tons of sugar is produced annually in well over 100 countries, most of it processed from cane in tropical countries. The world uses 240 million tons of salt every year in everything from food to industrial applications. Gathered here are images of the toils that result in two of our favorite flavors.
Ok God and Pyramids, go to the Arctic Circle to make music with phones and tablets during the Northern Lights.
To capture the sound, the team are using Sony smartphones and tablets, ultrabooks, televisions and speakers as well as musical instruments including drums, synths and a Swedish string instrument called a Nyckelharpa. Band member Damian Kulash spoke to Wired about the experiment, ‘We are not making a typical video. We are really trying to set up instruments in strange sonic spaces and see what it sounds like.’