Birch Bark Issue 29



Aristotle's Wheel Paradox - To Infinity and Beyond

How Christopher Nolan Builds Intensity

The History of Rainbow Road World Records

Breath of the Wild is a Masterpiece - Movies with Mikey

I Built My First Mechanical was bad


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Freeze, Melt by Cut Copy

I've always liked Cut Copy, but I don't love all of their records. This new record is one that I absolutely love, though! Seriously, check this one out for some chill vibes going into the weekend.

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Outer Wilds Original Soundtrack by Andrew Prahlow

Outer Wilds is a bit of a crazy game from last year, but the music for it is to die for. This is a great one to put on while you work.

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Imploding the Mirage by The Killers

The Killers are still going after all these years, and while it's largely a one-man operation these days, this record is still a ton of fun and is front-loaded with classic-style Killers anthems.

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From FOMO to JOMO: the joy of missing out

What’s interesting is that this anxiety may prevent you from doing things you would actually enjoy doing, just because others may currently be having fun without you. When you give into FOMO, you become addicted to the knowing, the instant gratification of the likes and the short-term attention, the meaningless busyness, and you keep going back for more.

5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day

For blind and visually impaired people like me, accessibility is the difference between us being able to use a website and clicking off it.

Optimal Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches

This guy wrote a machine learning app that tells him how to best slice up and distribute a banana onto his bread to make the perfect peanut butter and banana sandwich every time. Clearly, this guy has achieved the amazing "quarantine project" so many of us wish we could have done.

Check Out This New VFX Breakdown For Project Power

I’ve already covered a few Project Power videos that have been released (and I’ll be featuring the VFX work in more detail soon here at befores & afters), but in the meantime, Netflix has released a VFX breakdown reel for the film.

Developers v. Apple: Outlining Complaints about the App Store

At this critical juncture for the company, we wanted to take the opportunity to analyze the complaints against Apple regarding how it runs the App Store. We’ve spent a long time observing and considering these issues, and you may agree or disagree with our evaluation and conclusions.

These gross, weirdly beautiful "pollution popsicles" are made from 100% pure sewage

Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti, three students at the National Taiwan University of Arts, collected sewage water from all over Taiwan and and turned them into popsicles for a project titled "Polluted Water Popsicles."