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Around the web the last couple of weeks

Some of the articles that I found provocative, really got me thinking or inspired me from the last couple of weeks:

Film

Brilliant – 11 Film Posters Improved By Mark Kermode’s Scathing Reviews

Ferguson

Two helpful pieces from Vox relaying transcripts of what happened- with some commentary.

Officer Darren Wilson’s story is unbelievable. Literally.

Michael Brown spent his last day with his friend Dorian Johnson. Here’s what Johnson saw.

Darren Wilson, perfect and sweet vs. the big black demonic super monster

Development

Stop Trying to Save the World – Big ideas are destroying international development

Must read on development and for anyone who supports development charities.

Cities

The Guardian has been doing some great articles on cities over the last few weeks. The first is inspiring.

The Liverpool locals who took control of their long-neglected streets

If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

How to build a fairer city

Not forgetting the poo bus…

All aboard the Number Two bus that runs on human poop

Quotes

What about you? Top articles?

I have seen the future, and it is 3D

u23dI went to see U23D last night, not quite sure what to expect. After trailing my jaw in through the door after the cinema informed us that tickets were £10 ‘because it was 3D’ we collected our glasses and fell into our seats thinking ‘this better be good’.

I’ve never been to an imax before so this was my first 3D experience. It was pretty amazing, once you got use to the weird feeling of the glasses, I was finding it hard not to clap, sing and join in as it felt just like i was there. The clarity was increidble. Bono’s hand and Adam Clayton’s guitar head coming out of the screen at you is a slightly odd experience. The shots that captured it best were of the drum kit, the crowd bouncing and the view from the stage.

I have to agree with the belfast beard though that it brought back to me just how U2’s more recent songs just don’t compare to the epics that are ‘Pride’, ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’, Sunday, Bloody Sunday’ or my all time favourite U2 song ‘Bullet the Blue Sky’ with its screaming angry guitars .

The depth perception was incredible, I’m looking forward to see how this makes it into mainstream film-making.