2. Y'all know my fondness for well-crafted commercials. In honor of the just-finished Olympics, here's a trippy gem from AT&T of Gretchen Bleiler snowboarding into space set to Lou Reed's "Perfect Day."
3. And speaking of random collisions of space and pop culture, Dancing with the Stars will take on a whole new meaning when this season debuts on March 22nd. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will be joining the cast, which also includes the likes of Shannen Doherty, Kate Gosselin and skater Evan Lysacek.
4. I've been keeping an eye on the new interactive series Future States, a project from ITVS (Independent Television Service). Eleven fictional digital shorts explore possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities. ITVS asked a group of filmmakers to take the current state of affairs in the United States, and extrapolate them into stories of the nation in the not-so-distant future. The result is an exploration of social issues, with elements of speculative and science fiction. Along with the shorts, there are also a variety of interactive elements featured on the Future States site, including the usual sharing tools plus a nifty Predict-O-Meter. This allows users to enter their own future predictions, as well as see what others think is in store.