Monthly Archive 2018-07-18

Byrobaston

Zin & Zoot Evolved

Zin and Zoot are our friends from Planet Zoom. Or put another way, visual metaphors with anthropomorphic features that represent our Zoom-In and Zoom-Out abilities.

If you were to take an analogue camera, a couple of humans and an alien from the farthest reaches of the universe, place them into a quantum splicing machine (available now at all good stores), you might just end up with something resembling these guys.

They started as hand sketched on flip charts as wireframe characters in 2015. It was pointed out to me sometime later that Zin was reminiscent of a certain part of the male anatomy. A few design iterations later and our friends have evolved.

Today I can unveil the new look for the characters:

Byrobaston

Zin & Zoot Evolved

Zin and Zoot are our friends from Planet Zoom. Or put another way, visual metaphors with anthropomorphic features that represent our Zoom-In and Zoom-Out abilities.

If you were to take an analogue camera, a couple of humans and an alien from the farthest reaches of the universe, place them into a quantum splicing machine (available now at all good stores), you might just end up with something resembling these guys.

They started as hand sketched on flip charts as wireframe characters in 2015. It was pointed out to me sometime later that Zin was reminiscent of a certain part of the male anatomy. A few design iterations later and our friends have evolved.

Today I can unveil the new look for the characters:

Byrobaston

Derren Brown’s “Miracles” Zoom-Out

Derren Brown is undoubtedly Britain’s favourite “mentalist”. He’s built a career out of showing how easily people’s perceptions and actions can be manipulated. In his Miracles stage show (available on Netflix) from 2015, he does this in a truly dazzling fashion but he also helps the audience to Zoom-Out, big style.

Some Zoom-Out highlights include:

“It’s your view of events that disturbs you and not the events themselves”

– Epictetus

“To be happier, focus on what you can control not what you cannot control. And you can only control two things: (1) your own thoughts and (2) your own actions. You can’t control what other people think and do.”

– Epictetus

Stories – Your ‘world’ is largely defined by your own personal stories from the past that you tell yourselves in the present. These limit you massively and also cause suffering.

You are the miracle – The miracle of being born at all. You are a unique line of ancestry through your parents, your grandparents, all the way back to single cell organisms. The odds of you even being here at all are truly staggering.

If you have a Netflix account you can watch it here – highly recommended:

Netflix – Derren Brown – Miracle