Go on the road with Kendrick Lamar as he takes you with him on the Verge Campus Tour alongside co-headliner Steve Aoki.
Shot by: retOne / Christopher Parsons
Directed by: Christopher Parsons
In the premiere episode of ON THE ROAD, JAY Z’s Life+Times rides out with rapper Kendrick Lamar and his T.D.E. crew. as they get ready for the release of Kendrick’s debut album “Good Kid m.A.A.d City.”
Produced and Directed by Dustin Nakao Haider for Scheme Engine
Executive Produced by Devin Chanda for Scheme Engine
Cinematography by David Raboy and Eric Yue
Edited by Matt Mitchener
Sound Recorded/Mixed by Andrew Yip
The best way to eliminate all sensory input is to step inside a sensory deprivation tank. In part 1, we talk to Joe Rogan about what happens to the mind, body, and spirit while inside the tank
In part 2, VICE Correspondent Hamilton Morris spends five hours inside a tank only to come out with more questions than answers. We head to Isolation Floatation in Colorado to learn more.
In part 3, VICE correspondant Hamilton Morris tests the Rolls Royce of sensory deprivation tanks at Cloud nine Float Center in Boulder, Colorado.
Life + Times has become a favorite online series of mine.
In the summer of 2012, VICE correspondent Aris Roussinos travelled to Sudan’s Blue Nile region where he spent a month making friends, playing checkers, and getting bombed with the guys from SPLA-N (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement)—a group of rebels that fight to keep President Omar al-Bashir from turning Sudan into an Arab Islamist state.
3 weeks after Vinnie Dewayne’s near fatal car accident, he takes a trip to New York City for the NY Dunk Xchange event. This was a memorable moment because doctors told Vinnie Dewayne he should have been dead or paralyzed due to the accident, however he made it through and his first performance since the accident was in New York City. There, he networked and made connections with valuable people and music producers. Additionally, he had the chance to build with his team, All-Terrain music/Bob Law, his new clothing sponsor #BGRT/Felipe and Biz from itsbizkit.com .
Vinnie Dewayne is currently working on his next full length project entitled “The St. John’s Scholar Ep.” Expect to hear production from Top Dawg Entertainment’s Tae Beast, Thelonious Martin, Brian Allonce, Dj Cones, THEMpeople and Vinnie’s production team All-Terrain Music. “The St. John’s Scholar Ep” is scheduled to drop around mid-summer 2013. Shout out to the folks shown in the video for supporting Vinnie Dewayne’s time in New York City: Young Jack Thriller/Thisis50.com – Puma/ Vh1′s Black Ink crew – Jazz Young-Trinidad/The Source Magazine – Fuse TV – Victor Cruz/New York Giants – Biz/Itsbizkit and All-Terrain Music.
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods, and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food. The term GMO is very close to the technical legal term, ‘living modified organism’ defined in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which regulates international trade in living GMOs (specifically, “any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology”).
This article focuses on what organisms have been genetically engineered, and for what purposes. The article on genetic engineering focuses on the history and methods of genetic engineering, and on applications of genetic engineering and of GMOs. Both articles cover much of the same ground but with different organizations (sorted by organism in this article; sorted by application in the other). There are separate articles on genetically modified crops, genetically modified food, regulation of the release of genetic modified organisms, and controversies.
Cody R Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he’s putting all the information online so that others will join him.
This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 25 year old University of Texas Law student, is an advocate for the open source production of firearms using 3D printing technology. This makes him a highly controversial figure on both sides of the gun control issue. MOTHERBOARD sat down with Cody in Austin, Texas to talk about the constitution, the legal system, and to watch him make and test-fire a 3D-printed gun.
Produced By Erin Lee Carr
Edited by Chris O’Coin
Documentary on the Wu Tang from 2008.
VICE travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation’s eventual intervention, most of Liberia’s young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. The former child soldiers who were forced into war have been left to fend for themselves, the murderous warlords who once led them in cannibalistic rampages have taken up as so-called community leaders, and new militias are lying in wait for the opportunity to reclaim their country from a government they rightly mistrust.
VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” It’s a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will.
The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories about Scopolamine. After meeting only a few people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than they ever could have imagined.
Dope full documentary on THE MC. The lyrical part of Hip Hop. Narrated by: Method Man.
While Nigeria’s 401 scammers may have written the book on West African internet fraud, their shtick looks like Compuserve compared to what’s going on in Ghana. Unsatisfied with the meager winnings from emailing thousands of random Westerners in hopes of convincing one poor sap they’re the treasurer of the Ivory Coast, Ghana’s scammers decided to stack the odds in their favor the old-fashioned way—witchcraft.
Taking a page from cyberpunk, traditional West African Juju priests adapted their services to the needs of the information age and started leading down-on-their-luck internet scammers through strange and costly rituals designed to increase their powers of persuasion and make their emails irresistible to greedy Americans. And so “Sakawa” was born.
Now not only is Sakawa Ghana’s most popular youth activity and one of its biggest underground economies, it’s a full-blown national phenomenon. Sakawa has its own tunes, clothing brands, Sakawasploitation flicks, and even a metastatic backlash from Christian preachers and the press. When we were in Accra over the summer it was impossible to walk more than 10 feet without seeing the word Sakawa in blood-red Misfits letters on a poster or tabloid, often accompanied by bone-chilling horrors of the photoshopped variety.
The government is freaked out because Sakawa is threatening Ghana’s business reputation, the Christians are freaked out because they’re losing money to the Juju priests, the press is freaked out because being freaked out is what sells papers, and the public is freaked out because their government, preacher, and media are all telling them they should be. All the while the Sakawa boys are living the high life and racking up debts to the spirit world, just waiting for the axe to fall.
Hosted by Thomas Morton
Immortal Technique emerged from prison a changed man. As his inner journey continues he travels the world promoting a revolution of consciousness through hip-hop. His path from a troubled youth to a fearless revolutionary is an inspirational must-see.
BBC documentary on ‘World Population’. It explains the problems humanity will face if the world population grows out of control.
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie
Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill
Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie
Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy
Music: Chris Zabriskie
Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube
Stills: Kris Krug, NASA
Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media
Using sparse narration and stunning imagery, Chris Jordan’s feature film Midway explores the plight of Laysan albatross plauged by the ingestion of our plastic trash.
Midway is a feature length film in production scheduled to premiere in late 2013.
To donate to the project visit: http://midwayfilm.com/donate.html
People who have consumed Ayahuasca report having massive spiritual revelations regarding their purpose on earth, the true nature of the universe as well as deep insight as how to be the best person they possibly can. This is viewed by many as a spiritual awakening and what’s often described as a rebirth. In addition it is often reported that individuals can gain access to higher spiritual dimensions and make contact with various spiritual or extra dimensional beings who can act as guides or healers. It’s nearly always said that people experience profound positive changes in their life subsequent to consuming Ayahuasca and it is often viewed as one of the most effective tools of enlightenment.