Daily Archives: September 9, 2012

Bleep Blap Bloop

In the battle of the sexes, have you ever wondered who makes a better laser-gun sound effect? Or who can mutter the best light saber sound? Or are guys better than girls at sound effects? Filmmakers Marcella Coad and Paul Constantakis put these questions to the test with their short film Bleep Blap Bloop. Now you can judge for yourself.

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A History of New York in 50 Objects

The New York Times distills the history of New York City into 50 objects in this fascinating interactive feature by Sam Roberts. The objects span the city’s prehistory (mastodon tusk, 11,000 BC) to the colonial period (English-Dutch dictionary, 1730), to the modern era (MetroCard, 1994).

The feature is inspired by the BBC radio show, “A History of the World in 100 Objects.”

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