Beware kids: skateboards are the ‘Devil’s Toy’

This short 1966 documentary dedicated “to all victims of intoleranceā€ depicts the dawn of skateboarding in Montreal. A new activity frowned upon by police and adults, skateboarding gave youngsters a thrilling sensation of speed and freedom. This film – the first Canadian documentary ever made about the sport – captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.

Directed by Claude Jutra – 1966


Face the Litter: Billboards Shame Litterbugs with DNA From Trash

The South China Morning Post is reporting on an anti-littering campaign in Hong Kong that uses DNA from trash collected on the street to generate digital portraits of the litterbugs onto billboardsĀ across the city. The campaign was apart of the Hong Kong Cleanup Initiative for Earth Day of this year. The goal of the billboards is to shame litterbugs into picking up after themselves and to raise the awareness of litter as an individual and community issue.