Weekend reading list – week of November 17

November 21, 2014

Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for the week of November 17.

Interstellar from an engineer’s point of view
The team behind the French site Konbini went to see Interstellar, the latest release by director Christopher Nolan, and invited an aerospace engineer along to evaluate the movie’s scientific value.
→ Read it on Konbini (French only)

Live as someone else
That’s what Mark Farid is ready to do for 28 days, using the Oculus Rift. The artist will wear the headset and stream another person’s life experience for a month. The project, Seeing I, is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter.
→ Read it on Gizmodo

Superheroes of the 17th century
French photographer Sacha Goldberger has created a series in which he imagines his favourite childhood superheroes being born in the 17th century.
→ Read it on Sacha Goldberger’s website

The 36 brains behind Wikipedia
The encyclopedia project Wikipedia has the 6th most popular website in the world. Of the site’s more than 22.5 million contributors, 36 are considered to be the site’s official “stewards”. Each one speaks 3-4 languages (on average); one of them speaks nine! Discover who they are and more about their precise roles.
→ Read it on Medium

Pay a friend through Snapchat
Thanks to a partnership with Square Cash, this popular application has now added a feature enabling users to send money to friends.
→ Read it on Techcrunch

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team