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Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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Shibuya Alley by drkigawa on Flickr.

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definitelydope:

Edinburgh
By Daniel Farò

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ifistayofficial:

IF I STAY - Official Trailer
In Theaters August 22

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If I Stay trailer x

I literally just watched the trailer because I saw the gif of her with a cello. Either she’s amazing at cello or the stunt double stand in edit is really flawless. Also, she has a I heart Yo Yo Ma sticker. 

Lastly, best use of “Say Something” in a video.

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victongai:

DIVERGENT

Victo Ngai

I was really excited being contacted to do the new IMAX FANFIX™ poster of Divergent, a new movie based on the international best seller of the same title by Veronica Roth. Check out the gif of the process above ( I do hope it loads properly and sorry for the shitty quality, tumblr has a 1MB size cap!)

 I love the story, especially how Tris and other faction transfers break out of their social labels and confinements to pursue truth, dreams and ambition. This resonates with me as Art was not considered a very proper/respected career choice in Chinese society and there was much voice of opposition from my family when I decided to attend art school.  

I wanted to capture the scene of Tris and Four jumping off a moving train as it not only represents the courage required to become a Dauntless, it also symbolized the leap from their old faction and life, a decision they cannot go back on. The three birds soaring above were inspired by Tris’s collar bone tattoo, which symbolized the three family members she left behind.

The poster has been getting some love by USAToday and LATimes!

Big thanks to Debi Struzan, Katie Tibbs, Desirae Jones, my agent Morgan Gaynin, Inc and all the nice people at Summit!  

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alicexz:

They don’t deserve you.

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