NY’s Absence of Organ Donors

Viral urban legends, David O'Reilly's Mountain Game, the moon's two faces and more in our weekly look at the web

Startling statistics came to light this week regarding the Empire State’s staggeringly low percentage of organ donors, with just 22% of New Yorkers registered as organ donors (the third lowest in the country). The low number is at odds with 80% of the state’s residents who support organ donation. While the reasons behind this pressing issue remain murky, one thing’s for sure: organs are in …

Mountain Game

Viral urban legends, David O'Reilly's Mountain Game, the moon's two faces and more in our weekly look at the web

David O’Reilly, the animator known for his deconstructed, artistic use of 3D software (as seen in the video game sequences for the Spike Jonze film, “Her”), released an app this week for iOS, Mac and PC called “Mountain Game.” An antithesis to attention-draining mobile apps in general, “Mountain” is a zen experience in which you raise your own unique, living mountain (that also floats). How …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Viral urban legends, David O'Reilly's Mountain Game, the moon's two faces and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Wilderness Collective Explores Alaska This week, adventure purveyor Wilderness Collective released “Alaska on Snow Machines,” a short film from their recent trip. Surreal scenic shots of stunning ice caves and barren, snow-covered landscapes are accompanied by the narrative of a local Alaskan who gave up his busy life in Washington to move his family off the grid and run a remote fishing lodge. While …