The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #75

  1. Don’t Be Surprised If Google’s New Animated Short Wins An Oscar | “The best way to watch Pearl is the way it wasn’t intended to be seen: in VR. Ironically, that version won’t be Academy-eligible.”
  2. Fascinating App Shows You How Misleading Maps Can Be | “Greenland is the Achilles heel of the Mercator map. Despite appearances, our icy neighbor to the north is 1.5 times smaller than India, more than four times smaller than the United States, and 14.5 times smaller than Africa. In fact, Greenland is about the size of Saudi Arabia, though you’d never guess it by looking at the world’s most ubiquitous map.”
  3. Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice | “Creators are not mere experts. Instead of deliberately practicing down an already existing path, they often create their own path for others to follow.”
  4. #WPReviewsInRealLife is Sadly Hilarious | “Coleman writes fictitious reviews of “real life” products that get 1 star ratings for seemingly random reasons — and WordPress plugin and theme authors have never laughed so hard.”
  5. Checkbox | “Tiny set of CSS3 animations for your checkboxes.” (via swissmiss)
  6. These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail | “Since it debuted a decade ago, Gmail has become not just another email program, but a cultural force. It is the world’s largest email service, and it has set the standard for what people expect in terms of ease of use and inbox size. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be better.”
  7. Read more blogs | “Other than writing a daily blog (a practice that’s free, and priceless), reading more blogs is one of the best ways to become smarter, more effective and more engaged in what’s going on. The last great online bargain. Good blogs aren’t focused on the vapid race for clicks that other forms of social media encourage. Instead, they patiently inform and challenge, using your time with respect.”
  8. 30 Days of Genius: Austin Kleon | “In this free video series, renowned photographer and CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis interviews 30 of the brightest creative and entrepreneurial minds of our time. Austin Kleon had always thought he would never be able to support himself with his art. Though would be able to make a living doing what he loved – writing – he never thought it would be totally on his terms. But Austin looked at every side job he took as an opportunity to learn something about his art. In this interview, you’ll learn how Austin taught himself to be an artist, and how he believes that showing your work is a catalyst for inspiration no matter what you do.”
  9. New Panoramic Coffee Cup Illustrations by Adrian Hogan | “Illustrator Adrian Hogan (previously) continues to document the world around him in these detailed panoramic coffee cup sketches which he draws and shares on Instagram in these fun videos.”
  10. Magnus | “Your access to the art world. Take a photo of an artwork and instantly know the artist, title and price. Get the app. It’s free!”

Image: map by The True Size, via Wired, link #2.