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Use Slack like an animal

Slack is running a brilliant ad campaign and I had to share the two videos that made me laugh this morning. They give new meaning to the phrase “like an animal”:

The blooper video is even better:

Slack is pretty good when it comes to quirky marketing and messaging. I love their app update messages which are a big departure from the usual “Bug fixes & performance enhancements” narratives you usually see in app updates. Here is a recent example:


Dragonfly experiment

My dragonfly experiment. I used 4 photo apps on my phone to apply a couple presets/filters to a photo to see what the outcome would be.

I used Camera+, VSCO, Snapseed and Flickr apps.

Useful stuff

Animal and human consciousness are essentially the same

This is fascinating:

A remarkable thing happened at The First Annual Francis Crick Memorial Conference held at the University of Cambridge, July 7 in U.K. A group of prominent neuroscientists signed a proclamation declaring human and animal consciousness alike. Called The Cambridge Declaration of Consciousness, it states:

We declare the following: The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.

Source: Scientists Proclaim Animal and Human Consciousness the Same