bringing experience to reality

anonymous asked:

interpretation of the champion music video?

the music video is entirely about the passage of generations and their influence on one another. we start with boxers and gradually progress through different lives, different realities that affect and change each other as they progress. each one of them are “champions” in their own perspective and lives which they then pass the experience on to the next. it’s clever how they use a virtual reality headset to show that these people are essentially living through one another and taking something from the experience and using it in their own lives. 

the best part has to be the kids in the garage band, playing to one another in front of no crowds of anything at all. they’re playing music to play music and it’s very 90’s garage. then it evolves from them into fall out boy and it kinda tantalizes the idea that these sorts of kids and experiences influenced them, particularly pete who is the one who removes the headset next. he takes this experience and then brings it to his own reality which is now going on stage in front of an audience with his band. they’re more than that now but the influence stays.

we then go on to jayden smith removing the headset. jaden who pete has said could “be the next nirvana” and has promoted very early into his career. jaden is young and has been influenced by these older bands (being a fan of fob himself and obviously going on the mania tour now) and represents the youth now that fob has always believed in and pushed forward.

and as weird as it is it’s a pretty deep evaluation of how champions in history and in life inspire and move others from very different standpoints. from a boxer to a business man to a stripper and funnily enough to pete wentz.

Yesterday, Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, gave 5,000 high school students across the country a chance to see the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical. All of this was possible thanks to an $800,000 grant from the company, which worked in collaboration with The Gilder Lehrman Institute to cap off the students’ six-week unit on the founding of America with a matinée of the oft-praised hip hop historical.


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Much in the way that the immersive qualities of Hamilton and the familiar style of the play’s hip hop soundtrack have made people empathize with centuries-old historical figures, Google is hoping that its virtual reality Expeditions program can cause students to more easily identify with historical events by taking on different viewpoints.


Alongside yesterday’s field trip, Gilder Lehrman is launching six new virtual reality tours on Google’s Expedition VR platform that brings students closer to the real life of the ten-dollar founding father.


The tours look at hallmark historical moments in America’s history, like the ratification of the Constitution, the Revolutionary War and the presidency of George Washington. The institute is also making a number of rare artifacts and documents available for online viewing on the Google Arts and Culture portal. […]

Blue Lace Agate

Primary Chakras: Throat, Third Eye
Astrological sign: Gemini, Pisces
Vibration: 5

Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful metaphysical healing stone that is great for activating and healing the Throat Chakra. Blue Lace Agate enhances verbal communication and expression. It is both a grounding and spiritual stone, allowing one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality. It is a very supportive stone, promoting the acceptance of one’s emotions. This calming stone can help those who may be feeling depressed or worried, and is believed to bring peacefulness. Blue Lace Agate is also used for dissolving repressive blocks that inhibit expression. Writers can use Blue Lace Agate to help with articulating inspired ideas. Put a tumbled piece in your pocket when speaking in public! Placed in the home, Blue Lace Agate helps to de-stress and keep family members from arguing.

Physically, Blue Lace Agate relieves insomnia, eases sore throats as well as tension headaches, and helps with high blood pressure. In general, Agates carry a quiet energy that works on the subtle bodies, and are great for achieving stability and balance in many aspects of one’s life. They tend to work behind the scenes on the cause, instead of the symptom, of an issue. Agate is believed to improve mental functions and can help where issues of clarity and stability are concerned. Agate is also helpful in overcoming negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. Although they work very slowly and deliberately, this gentle nature of Agate helps them to have a lasting impact.

Expose Yourself to Nudism

by: Robyn Cottrell

Throughout my life and just like many others, I have been subject to low self-esteem from being exposed to the sexualized human body in media. I know that this is old news as our society has already established that flawless PhotoShopped bodies in advertisements have long been a factor in peoples low confidence levels. Why is it then that we have not yet come up with any real solutions? We’ve tried making women aware of the falseness of the bodies portrayed in media (for example, the Dove Real Beauty campaigns), but why not take the next step and make a habit of viewing images that don’t erase peoples “flaws” and make that the new norm? This is my solution:

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