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Surreal Video Transforms The City Of Paris Into An Empty Movie Set

Video: When you walk around Paris in real life, you can’t help but pretend you’re inside a movie. It’s the architecture, it’s the energy, it’s the people, it’s the city of light and you can’t help but romanticise your experiences there. This clever video of Paris, Apparences from Claire & Max, uses that dreamy quality of the city and transforms the buildings and structures into surreal movie sets. The editing is so good, famous buildings look like they only have the front face and we’re exploring an empty playground.


Virtual Reality Lets You Live The News Instead Of Reading It

I look to my left and see a sorrowful parent sitting on the curb, comforting his daughter. I look to my right, and I see notes of sympathy among many flowers. Around me, I hear people murmuring respects and singing in French. I’m in the middle of a vigil in the streets of Paris, a week after last month’s tragic shooting.


Activists Turned A Busy Paris Roundabout Into A Symbol Of Hope For The Planet

A group of activists have found a way to mark the end of the COP21 summit on a somewhat hopeful note.


Paris Is Covered In Fake Ads That Mock The Climate Talks' Corporate Sponsors

UK-based activist group Brandalism has peppered the streets of Paris with 600 fake outdoor ads meant to expose the hypocrisy of COP21 Climate Conference corporate sponsors.


7 Installations Protesting Climate Change In Paris, Even If Actual Protesters Can't

The entire world is watching as politicians pour into Paris today to decide the future of the Earth. But you might have missed what’s going on outside the summit, where dozens of activists and artists have transformed the city with installations about climate change.


This Moving 3D Scan Of Life In Paris Is Truly Stunning

Video: Whoa. It’s like being able to have the vision to see the hidden skeleton of the city of light. Antoine Delach’s Ghost Cell is a “stereoscopic plunge into the guts of an organic Paris seen as a cell through a virtual microscope”. I just love how the look of daily life in Paris is seen in a completely new way. And how it’s so cool to see how everything and everybody is connected.


There's A Vicious Cycle Between War And Severe Weather Emerging, And It Will Be Hard To Break

The world has changed a lot in the past 12 months, with political conflict focusing the world on immediate crises, not the distant future. But a group of scientists are are showing how these conflicts will affect our ability to adapt to climate change down the road — and our ability to survive as a human race.


People Blaming Encryption For The Paris Attacks Are Looking Dumber Every Day 

Law enforcement officials are using the Paris attacks to argue that the government needs special access to crack encryption. It’s a bad argument, and it’s looking worse as more information comes out about how the attacks went down.


Blaming Encryption For Terrorist Attacks Is A Mistake 

We don’t know the specifics of how the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday were carried out. That hasn’t stopped the law enforcement community from shamelessly blaming encryption for helping terrorists, or from seizing the attack as an opportunity to defend surveillance.


Google Is Making International Hangout Calls To France Free In The Wake Of This Weekend's Deadly Attack

Briefly: Google is making international Hangout calls to France free in the wake of yesterday’s deadly attacks. If you’re trying to reach a loved one in Paris, you can do via the Google Hangouts Android app, iOS app, and the web. Stay safe out there.


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