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December 16, 2016

Hieronymus Bosch’s Medieval Painting, "The Garden of Earthly Delights," Comes to Life in a Gigantic Modern Animation

From Open Culture:


For the 500-year anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch's death, the Museum of the Image (MOTI) in Breda, Holland commissioned a modern reinterpretation of the Dutch painter's famous medieval painting, "The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490).

If you're not familiar with Bosch's enigmatic creation, explore these two items before you do anything else:

1. Virtual tour of "The Garden of Earthly Delights"

2. Explore "The Garden of Earthly Delights" in virtual reality

Then check out the video above, which gives you a glimpse of the gigantic video installation that's on display at the MOTI through December 31st, 2016.

If you happen to find yourself in Holland, you can experience the installation firsthand (again, before 12/31/16).

Directions to the MOTI here.

December 16, 2016 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

PowerSiesta — Rocket scientist designs solution for sleeping on a plane


From the website:


Compact ergonomic sleep solution designed by a rocket scientist


PowerSiesta is the best way to sleep while traveling on planes, trains, or buses.

With PowerSiesta you'll sleep better, deeper, and longer without back or neck strain so you can arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to go.

PowerSiesta's ergonomic shape — designed by an actual rocket scientist — works with the natural contours of your body to alleviate muscle tension so you can rest more deeply.

How To Use

Simply open, fit the inside flaps together, place on top of your tray table, and relax.


When you're done just fold it flat and slip it into your laptop bag or carry-on.

Why PowerSiesta?

Because sleeping while traveling shouldn't be a nightmare.

Aren't you tired of sleeping on planes with your head flopped back and your mouth wide open?

Of waking up with your face buried deep into a stranger's shoulder?

Haven't you had enough of arriving at your destination exhausted and aching all over from uncomfortable sleep?

Say no to uncomfortable, embarrassing sleeping positions wreaking havoc on your wellbeing — say "Sí!" to PowerSiesta. 


Ergonomically designed to allow your head to rest at a natural angle, PowerSiesta pops open in seconds to protect your neck and shoulders from unnecessary strain and damage.

When not in use, the lightweight PowerSiesta is the size of a magazine, easy to take with you.

Made from high-grade corrugated cardboard durable enough to be used over and over, it resists stains thanks to its smooth finish and is 100% recyclable.




December 16, 2016 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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