Happy Friday! We’ve finally gotten to the end of another jam-packed week, and with that, we’re ready to wind down!
With that, we’ve found some of the best digitally-inspired news and stories for you, to keep your entertained for our Epic Friday!
Fire and ice rarely mix, and certainly never during a game of ice-hockey.
Or, so you would’ve expected.
Quince Imaging, a video-production company based in Washington, D.C, have designed and installed on-ice projection systems for several ice hockey teams, including the New Jersey Devils, Cleveland Cavaliers, Calgary Flames, Philadelphia 76ers, and Atlanta Hawks. This opening sequence for the New Jersey Devils, showing a mascot turning the ice court into fire and back into ice, is visually awesome, and makes you wonder when you can make it to the next ice hockey game!
Photographer & cinematographer Nicholas Baur had the fantastic idea to ask: what would London look like if every single light in the city was switched off? The results of his work are absolutely captivating, and reminds us that our own busy lives make us forget about the stars above us.
Nicholas writes about his project:
“Although each shot in this film is a composite, all footage is real. The city shots were captured during the day and processed to look like night and the night sky shots were captured from dark locations around the South of England to ensure that the stars are astronomically correct for the latitude of London”.
This year’s edition of Youtube’s round-up (or parody) of 2014′s most popular videos features celebrity cameos from the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Conchita Wurst, Pentatonix and many more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a 2014 video without a few references of the Ice Bucket Challenge, Frozen’s ‘Let It Go‘ and Nicki Minaj… just because.
Google has announced that it is donating $2 million in grants to not-profit organisations in San Francisco to deal with the city’s homeless population.
According to Mashable’s Patrick Kulp:
Hamilton Family Center, a charity that teams up with San Francisco public schools to identify homeless families and help them find housing, is set to receive half the cash: $1 million. Larking Street Youth Services, which offers educational programs and job training to homeless adults, and HandUp, a donation platform that connects people in need with donors, are slated to each net $500,000.
It’s not clear if Google would have plans to do similar around Dublin, considering the recent attention on the homeless community here. Still, $2 million is going to go a long way to helping those in need in San Francisco, just in time for Christmas.
That’s it for this week! From all of us at TinderPoint, have a great weekend! Don’t forget that it’s easy to get in touch with us, so say hello!