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…It’s TGI Friday: Chronotron?


If you liked Cursor*10, then be sure to check out Chronotron, a game that lets you interact with your past self to get through different puzzle levels.

Though Chronotron only has you interacting with one version of your past self, it adds paradoxes into the mix that throw off the space-time continuum and force you to start over.

Are you ready to go back to the future?

[Kongregate – Chronotron]

[Via: Neatorama]

…It’s Movie Monday: Black Gold?

Black Gold

Black Gold is “a story about coffee and trade”.

    Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil.

    But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.

    Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price.

    Against the backdrop of Tadesse’s journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world’s coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the double dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organization reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers.

It looks like a fascinating film, and definitely brings light to an issue that few Americans consider while waiting in line at the local Starbucks.

[Black Gold]

…Laura Splan makes strange scarfs?

Blood Scarf

Laura Splan’s Blood Scarf creeps me out a little bit. It’s knit out of clear vinyl tubing, and connected intravenously to the wearer’s hand. Then, your body fills the scarf with your own blood, so that “the device keeps the user warm with their blood while at the same time draining their blood drip by drip”.

[Laura Splan]

[Via: Everything Weird]