Noiselandia – Smart Casual

We’re pleased to announce the release of the first Noiselandia project, Smart Casual. This is a collaboration of Paul Swoger-Ruston and Mikhial Gurarie, mixed in our studio!

Stay tuned for more releases from them!

Humans Need Not Apply

The short film Humans Need Not Apply explores a near future where affordable robots, and robots that create robots take all our jobs. ALL our jobs. Thought provoking and sobering.

TAMPF Premieres

THE AMORPHOUS MIND POLICE FACTOR, a film by Chris Minz premieres August 5th, 2014, 7:00 PM at The Royal Cinema, Toronto.

Dr Minz wrote and directed, and stars Gary Chan, Kelly-Marie Murtha, Timothy Paul McCarthy, Lauren Toyota, Jay Ould, Pamela Palset, Sara Hennessy, Stefan Bitar, Howard Pressburger, Julie McCarthy, Rachel Rain Pakota and Damon White.

Music by Trey Gunn and F.Tyler Shaw.

Our own Mikhial Gurarie did the Audio Post Mix.

Audio and Composition Services

Does your media project need audio recording, audio post or music? Listen to some examples of music we’ve composed for webcasts and other media on Mikhial Gurarie’s SoundCloud page!

 

Getting There is Challenge Enough

This article, first in a series from Mental_Floss, examines the realistic challenges of getting people to, and settling on Mars from an engineer’s perspective.

Extreme Engineering: The Challenges of Building a Colony on Mars

Eternal Sunshine of The Matrix, and Brain Pacemakers

This incredible hour-long Google Hangout with Dr Michio Kaku covers topics from his latest book, such as future real-world precision brain surgeries that can manipulate mental illnesses and memories. Don’t worry, he also covers string theory and more.

Leave The World Better Than We Found It

It’s 2014 and against all odds, in a true underdog story, Apple, Inc. has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mac and is the biggest company in the world by a couple of metrics.

Apple had their annual shareholder meeting, and here‘s what AppleInsider had to say about the company’s reporting on social obligations:

Apple’s aim in environmental issues is to “leave the world better than we found it,” [CEO Tim] Cook said, detailing plans to achieve 100 percent renewable power across the company, including the construction of the largest solar installation built and owned by a private, non utility company.

Cook said Apple’s environmental efforts also made economic sense, but when challenged by conservative shareholder activism group to pledge that Apple wouldn’t do anything related to the environment that didn’t follow a clear profit motive, Cook bristled with a reply that “we do a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive,” and recommended that anyone who had a problem with that “should get out of the stock.”

The rest of the top companies in the world could learn a lot from these simple principles.

Leave The World Better Than We Found It

More About Us

We say “Our mission is to present stories at the intersection of human spirit, culture and technology.”

Why is that?

We all come from different cultures, and many of us live in different ones than we were raised in. However, if humans as a species are to have any future of significance, it lies in working together and rising above our preconceptions and biases for the greater good.

Damage has already been done. Living on Earth is no longer predictable with reliance on finite resources to feed our current lifestyles and unpredictable global climate changes.

Even if humankind were to resolve fossil fuel issues and rely on wind, solar and other sustainable power resources to come, we still face colony collapse disorders and rogue asteroids from space. Billions of years from now, our sun will turn into a red giant and make Earth uninhabitable.

Pale Blue DotOur pale blue dot in space, despite what we think from living on it, is extraordinarily fragile. So we now turn to the rest of the solar system.

We come from stardust, billions of years ago, and one day we will return to the stars. And human spirit will drive us there, because above all else, we want to survive.

The stories we tell will be the ones that join these elements as we explore making our future.