Birthplace of the blues

The Mississippi Blues Commission presents the story of Dockery Farms, the ‘birthplace of the blues’. Narrated by B.B. King the film examines how the community at a plantation founded in 1895 become a magnet for blues musicians like Willie Brown, Son House & Charlie Patton.

The film is just one in series featuring monumental places and people from Mississippi in the history of some of America’s finest music.

How to be a WWII secret agent

Digital Implosion: YouTube presents a World War II era training video created by The Office of Strategic Services in 1943. Throughout the hour long session, enlistees are trained on ‘the preparation, arrival and establishment of cover for secret agents.’ I would love to see the 2016 version but I suppose they’d have to kill me after.

Kurzgesagt: Infographics ‘in a Nutshell’

Munich based design studio, Kurzgesagt, designs some of my favorite infographic videos. German for “in a nutshell,” Kurzgesagt was founded in 2013 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether. Through the combination of eye popping colors,  minimalist animation and a plethora of consumable facts, they create videos that are entertaining and informative.

“The History and Future of Everything”

“What is Life? Is Death Real”

Do yourself a favor and just visit their website or youtube page. It will be time well spent, even if its well over an hour.

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