World of Wonder http://worldofwonder.net World of Wonder Productions Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:16:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Seeing-i: Man to Live 28 Days as Someone Else Using Virtual Reality Headset http://worldofwonder.net/seeing-man-live-28-days-someone-else-using-virtual-reality-headset/ http://worldofwonder.net/seeing-man-live-28-days-someone-else-using-virtual-reality-headset/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:16:48 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296376 British performance artist Mark Farid plans to spend one month living as another person, wearing a virtual reality headset to experience life through their eyes and ears. But will the psychological effects of the experiment SHATTER HIS MIND FOREVER? Read all about it after the jump.  According to the Kickstarter campaign page for Mark Farid’s Seeing-i project: “For 24 hours […]

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British performance artist Mark Farid plans to spend one month living as another person, wearing a virtual reality headset to experience life through their eyes and ears. But will the psychological effects of the experiment SHATTER HIS MIND FOREVER? Read all about it after the jump. 

According to the Kickstarter campaign page for Mark Farid’s Seeing-i project: “For 24 hours a day for 28 days, artist Mark Farid will wear a Virtual Reality Headset through which he will experience life through another person’s eyes and ears – this person will be referred to as ‘the Other’. Mark has had no previous relationship with this person; he is only aware that the Other is a heterosexual male, who is in a relationship. The Other is required to wear a pair of glasses that covertly capture audio and video. This footage will then be watched back by Mark, who will inhabit a space consisting of only a bed, a toilet and shower area. This area, as well as Mark will be on constant display to the audience.”

So whatever the Other experiences in life, Mark will too – “like being stuck in a doctor’s waiting room for hours, partying on a weekend, and even going to the loo, of course.” The only human contact that Mark will have is one hour per day with a psychologist, who will observe and listen to him without saying a word.

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Seeing-I is such a bizarre project that it could leave Mark mentally altered for life, a fact that he’s perfectly aware of. Yet, he’s still willing to go through with it, because he wants answers to a debate that he believes has raged on through human history – Nature or Nurture. He wants to know if we humans are pre-programmed by our genes to behave in a certain way, or if our environment inspires us to be who we are.

“It’s to see if who we are is an individual identity, or if there is just a cultural identity that kind of takes us on,” Mark explained. “I’ve grown up in the city my whole life. So everything that I’ve seen – the square gardens that we have, the tree that’s planted in that specific place, the way the wind travels down the road, all of that is artificially created. Every experience that we’re having is synthetic.” He also revealed that the project is inspired by his readings in philosophy and the works of Josh Harris, an internet entrepreneur who was fascinated with total, 24-hour surveillance.

So over the course of 28 days, if Mark slowly begins to believe that he is his ‘avatar’, and forget all about the identity of ‘Mark’, it could shed light on several aspects of human behavior. In order to achieve the most accurate results, he will be allowed to shower, use the toilet, sleep and eat only when the Other does. He will consume the exact same food and drink. He can move around the small room as he wishes, but there won’t be much for him to do except observe the Other.

In order to prepare for the role, Mark has been seeing a psychologist for the past year. A different psychologist will work with him during the project, but he’ll return to the original therapist for a post-project analysis. None of these counsellors were available for comment, in order to maintain confidentiality.

Dr. Lara Frumkin, a psychologist, did express concern for Mark’s wellbeing. She said that his personality could be changed forever by this, and he could potentially never go back to who he is right now, or he may not want to. One of Mark’s closest friends, Hamish, is worried for his eyesight, specifically whether his perception of light is going to change. “He’s going to acclimatise to seeing pixels all the time – even if they are HD pixels,” Hamish said.

But Mark appears quite confident and relaxed, and he plans to stop the project if it proves to be too harmful to his life. “This is not an endurance test,” he said. “If it’s going too far and going too bad, and are going to be detrimental things to my health, or eyesight, or mental health … I’ll be told to take the virtual reality glasses off, and the project ends there. I’m not going to harm my long-term life for this project.”

Sounds interesting. If you’d like to be Mark’s Other,  apply here, but keep in mind:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Mark has had no prior relationship with you.
  • You are a heterosexual male, who is in a relationship.
  • You must currently be living with your partner.
  • Your partner must agree to you fulfilling this role.
  • You are not permitted to make anyone else (except for your partner) aware that you are the Other.

 

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Eyes Don’t Lie: Your Eyes on Drugs http://worldofwonder.net/eyes-drugs/ http://worldofwonder.net/eyes-drugs/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:57:41 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296362 This is your eyes on drugs. Any questions? Results may vary. See more after the jump! Can someone send marijuana, MDMA, and speed with the Brandon Davis eyes my number. Oh, and cocaine & LSD, too. (via Substance.com)

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This is your eyes on drugs. Any questions? Results may vary. See more after the jump!

Can someone send marijuana, MDMA, and speed with the Brandon Davis eyes my number. Oh, and cocaine & LSD, too.

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Squirrelfriends: Squirrel and Cat Play Together http://worldofwonder.net/squirrelfriends-squirrel-cat-play-together/ http://worldofwonder.net/squirrelfriends-squirrel-cat-play-together/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:06:29 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296356 The grand jury deliberating whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown has reached a decision, CNN and The Washington Post report. As the world waits with bated breath, and cities around the country brace themselves for the almost inevitable riots to come, let’s all just take a […]

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The grand jury deliberating whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown has reached a decision, CNN and The Washington Post report. As the world waits with bated breath, and cities around the country brace themselves for the almost inevitable riots to come, let’s all just take a moment and watch this video of a cat and squirrel playing together – and maybe take a lesson from these two sworn enemies. Be good to each other today, no matter what the outcome.

From the YouTube description: “The parents had a pet baby squirrel who ran away once he was full grown. He comes back to visit every once in a while though. This time he got reaquainted with his old friend! :)”

 

 

 

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Drag Queen Trihanna Covers “Diamonds” http://worldofwonder.net/drag-queen-trihanna-covers-diamonds/ http://worldofwonder.net/drag-queen-trihanna-covers-diamonds/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:26:32 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296344 Better than the original? Definitely. Spanish-born Trihanna Paya emotes her little heart out while reenacting Rihanna’s “Diamonds” video. (via Lady Bunny)

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Better than the original? Definitely. Spanish-born Trihanna Paya emotes her little heart out while reenacting Rihanna’s “Diamonds” video. (via Lady Bunny)

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Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce Season 3 Premieres February 25th! http://worldofwonder.net/big-freedia-queen-bounce-season-3-premieres-february-25th/ http://worldofwonder.net/big-freedia-queen-bounce-season-3-premieres-february-25th/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:04:31 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296335 THAAAAAATS ROIGHT!  Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce season 3 premieres February 25th on Fuse TV at 11p/10c! The best part is, the season premieres just a week after Mardi Gras! Click over to watch Freedia officially announce the premiere date on Nola.com! YOU ALREADY KNOW! CLICK HERE TO WATCH FREEDIA’S ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO Big Freedia is that rare artist […]

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THAAAAAATS ROIGHT!  Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce season 3 premieres February 25th on Fuse TV at 11p/10c! The best part is, the season premieres just a week after Mardi Gras! Click over to watch Freedia officially announce the premiere date on Nola.com! YOU ALREADY KNOW!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FREEDIA’S ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO

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Big Freedia is that rare artist whose real life brings reality back to its roots, and Fuse is the network brave enough to show us the way it is; real, raw and revealing.” says Fenton Bailey (Executive Producer.)

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7 Must-See Moments Captured on Film http://worldofwonder.net/7-must-see-moments-captured-film/ http://worldofwonder.net/7-must-see-moments-captured-film/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:01:03 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296320 Fascinating and thought-provoking images from the olden days. The photograph precipitated a dramatic change in how we perceive history. Amazing historic photos like these can make it seem like you were standing right there during that historic moment. Books and paintings have documented history far further back, but there’s nothing like a photo to give […]

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Fascinating and thought-provoking images from the olden days.

The photograph precipitated a dramatic change in how we perceive history. Amazing historic photos like these can make it seem like you were standing right there during that historic moment.

Books and paintings have documented history far further back, but there’s nothing like a photo to give you the sense that you’re looking at something real. A photo can still misdirect the viewer, but it’s still more faithful than a painting or book. (via Bored Panda)

1. A lone man refuses to do the Nazi salute, 1936

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2. The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, 1922 (3,245 years untouched)

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3. The first morning after Sweden switched from driving on the left side to driving on the right side, 1967

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4. Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. Probably the earliest born individual ever captured on film.

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5. Painting the Eiffel Tower, 1932

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6. Baby cages used to ensure that children would get enough sunlight and fresh air when living in an apartment building, 1937

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7. The Beatles perform to just 18 people at the Aldershot Club in 1961. They became famous a year later.

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World of Wonder Thanksgiving Extravanganza at The Jeff Griffith Youth Center! http://worldofwonder.net/world-wonder-thanksgiving-extravanganza-jeff-griffith-youth-center/ http://worldofwonder.net/world-wonder-thanksgiving-extravanganza-jeff-griffith-youth-center/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:48:40 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296312 We want to thank the Jeff Griffith Youth Center for letting us be a part of their Thanksgiving celebration. Click over to see photos from the annual World of Wonder Thanksgiving EXTRAVAGANZA! Favorite dish: The mac and cheese, served by James St. James.  Best surprise: RuPaul gifting the youth center with a big screen TV and a sound system! If you would […]

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We want to thank the Jeff Griffith Youth Center for letting us be a part of their Thanksgiving celebration. Click over to see photos from the annual World of Wonder Thanksgiving EXTRAVAGANZA!

Favorite dish: The mac and cheese, served by James St. James.  Best surprise: RuPaul gifting the youth center with a big screen TV and a sound system! If you would like to make a holiday donation to The Jeff Griffith Youth Center, head over to their website!

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Trailer Park: The Age of Adaline and Far From the Maddening Crowd http://worldofwonder.net/trailer-park-age-adaline-far-maddening-crowd/ http://worldofwonder.net/trailer-park-age-adaline-far-maddening-crowd/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:19:12 +0000 http://worldofwonder.net/?p=296309 Two must-see trailers. First up: The Age of Adaline starring Blake Lively as a woman who never ages and therefore gets to look fabulous in the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s etc – right on up to today. Can you IMAGINE? When the trailer came on the screen at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood yesterday, the audience GASPED […]

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Two must-see trailers. First up: The Age of Adaline starring Blake Lively as a woman who never ages and therefore gets to look fabulous in the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s etc – right on up to today. Can you IMAGINE? When the trailer came on the screen at the ArcLight theater in Hollywood yesterday, the audience GASPED at Blake’s loveliness. GASPED, I tell you. It got me to thinking: Maybe we don’t hate her after all. Maybe we’ve been brainwashed by the media or a jealous Martha Stewart, and it’s time to reexamine our feelings for the lovely Miss Lively. Watch the trailer and let me know. 

The world has changed in the last century. Adaline has not. The Age of Adaline follows the titluar Adaline (Lively), who ceases to age following an accident one icy night. She keeps her condition a closely-guarded secret and embarks on a number of incredible adventures throughout the 20th Century. After years of a solitary life, she finds the love and courage that enable her to fully begin living.

Also starring Ellen Burstyn (as her daughter HA!), Kathy Baker, and Michiel Huisman.

The second trailer is for Far From the Maddening Crowd, Thomas Hardy’s classic tale of the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (played by Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors. There’s

Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Just here for Tom Sturridge, tbh, but the movie looks charming with lots of waving fields of wheat and sun-dappled brooks and people racing through the forest on matters of the heart and… oh I don’t know… Have I mentioned yet how hot Tom Sturridge looks in his little Sergent uniform? And OUT of it. Because he does. He is UNBELIEVABLY HOT. Umph. That man. Why isn’t he a major star yet?

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