What It Takes To Be A First Class Flight Attendant For Emirates

Emirates Airline has over 20,000 flight attendants in their cabin crew. We spoke with Siti Nurazlin to see what it’s like to be a first-class flight attendant for the luxury airline.

How Air Traffic Control Works

Air traffic controller
Profession
DescriptionAir traffic controllers often abbreviated ATC are personnel responsible for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. Wikipedia
Median pay (annual): 122,950 USD (2015)
Median pay (hourly): 59.11 USD (2015)
Entry level education: Associate’s degree
Projected 10-year growth: -9% (2014)
Number of jobs: 24,500 (2014)
Similar professions: Dispatcher, Airline Pilot, MORE
Average salary: The average annual salary for an air traffic controller was $118,430 as of May 2012. chron.com

Autumn at Summerland

Got the opportunity to film some skateboarding in this closed for the season summer park. Sommarland in Leksand, Sweden.

Skateboarding: Sverker Löding, William Forsberg, Owe Nilsson, Mattias Gyllenhak Liss, Stefan Helin and Simon Johansson Norman

Aki Sasamoto: An Artist Walks into a Bar | Art21 “New York Close Up”

What happens when an artist gives up control?

Mirroring its subject’s own playful and absurdist sensibility, this portrait of sculptor and performance artist Aki Sasamoto is a fluid hybrid of fiction and documentary—at once a magical realist world of spinning objects and a psychological exploration of fundamental questions about artistic creativity.

Drinking and bar culture has long served as a source of inspiration for the artist. With a real-world Brooklyn bar as the main stage for her deadpan performance style, a bartender acts as a sympathetic ear for Sasamoto’s ruminations on past projects and recent motherhood. Embellished by CGI-style effects, the artist toggles between impromptu conversations and scripted performances, blurring the line between observable fact and subjective vision.

From firing whiskey glasses at Urban Glass in Brooklyn to installing her exhibition, “Past in a future tense,” at Bortolami Gallery in Manhattan, Sasamoto grapples with the tension between control and chaos—between her mastery over materials and their own will. “Whatever I thought I had control over, whatever I thought I was,” explains Sasamoto, “will change in front of me and that to me is exciting, in life and in sculpture.”

Aki Sasamoto (b. 1980, Kanagawa, Japan) lives and works in New York. Learn more about the artist at: art21.org/artist/aki-sasamoto/

What If You Put Your Head (or Hand) Inside of a Particle Accelerator?

A particle accelerator is a machine that uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to very high speeds and energies, and to contain them in well-defined beams. Large accelerators are used for basic research in particle physics. Wikipedia