Posts tagged spoken word poetry

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Top 3 Videos Of The Week

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Here are the top 3 videos of the week:*

#1. Look Up


This thought provoking video is a spoken word poem about the downsides of the global addiction to the internet, and how you can miss so many chances is you stay on your phone rather than going outside. Although everybody can relate to this on some level, the video fails to mention all the interesting, educational, amazing, fascinating and lifesaving videos and articles on the internet. Just like in real life, you can show and release you feelings, through whatever form you choose; writing/blogging, making videos, gaming, anything. I’m not the only one who thinks that the video has an extremist point of view, and there is even two parodies of the video, in the same poetic style, that says the exactly the opposite.

#2. A Future With Superhumans

Will we eventually become superhumans, looking along the line of a mix Captain America and the Hulk? It is an interesting question, answered in this video, which is basically a animated interview with the sci-fi theorist/robot expert Daniel H. Wilson. If you have the option to become artificially super smart, super fast, super everything, would you take it, even if it means putting a chip in your brain? What would this do to society? Would the standards of intelligence be raised? By the end of this video, with all the unanswered questions and daunting problems that come with this futuristic idea will make you almost want it to not happen.

#3: Festo – BionicKangaroo

As you can probably tell, this video is of a very accurate robotic version of the complex movement of the Kangaroo. Kangaroo’s have an odd way of moving about, using their long legs with ridiculously big feet and tail to propel them along. You would think this would be impossible to replicate in a robot, as just making a humanoid walking robot is hard, but Festo did it. That’s why this robot is so awesome.

*Not all these videos were made this week. That just happens to be the time I’m featuring it.

TechSpot: League Of Legends Spoken Word Poem

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Many times in technology do people bring together that normally doesn’t go together. In a video released recently, Jesse Chisolm bring together two different things that were never meant to meet, yet when they do, it turns out surprisingly well: League of Legends and Spoken Word Poetry.

In Chisolm’s video, he “raps” about his experience with the game League of Legends, and how he “loves League of Legends, but he hates playing the game”. I won’t tell you exactly what he says, because it is a great and well written video, but in general he talks about how the players on LoL have started to drift from teamwork over to selfishness. Games like League of Legends have been known for this type of jerky behavior. He is basically saying, in the coolest way ever, “STOP BEING JERKS!!!! Start acting better!”, to everyone on LoL. Props to Jesse Chisolm for making this video with the right message, and I hope you watch it and respect what he says.

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