Miami’s Borscht 9 Film Festival

A multiverse theme park, Vanilla Ice's face repurposed, Scarface snipped to bits and more

With each iteration garnering greater acclaim, grander theatrics and an ever-expanding audience, Miami’s quasi-annual Borscht independent film and arts festival debuted its ninth installment at the end of December 2014. Unlike other festivals, the creative community behind it, Borscht Corp, commissions most—if not all—of the works seen during the multi-day, multi-venue event. Across features, shorts and full-on experiences, there’s a healthy dose of the bizarre …

Awesome Without Borders

Greasing the wheels of greatness around the world with a new project each week—from experimental art to humanitarian causes

Acting as a sort of reverse Kickstarter for do-gooders and action-oriented creatives worldwide, Awesome Without Borders (AWB) is non-profit funding mechanism like none other: there are few barriers to being eligible for the groups grants, whether it’s a non-profit, an art project or something entirely outside the box, there’s very little red tape to cut through. The NYC-based organization—a chapter of the Awesome Foundation—combines a …

Tasty Tweets

Turning trends into smoothies

by Nestor Bailly For those who have ever wondered what their tweets taste like, students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design (CIID) have created a working prototype that represents data from the Twitter firehose in the form of a smoothie. Konstantinos Frantzis, Kat Zorina and Ruben van der Vleuten use the Twitter API to gather mentions of fruits like blueberry, apple and pineapple. Their …