World Vapor Expo Electronic Cigarette Show: Miami's First Ever E-Cig Expo

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In Miami, you can dedicate an exposition to just about anything. So with the rise of electronic vapor cigarette hubs popping up all over the city, it was only a matter of time before someone organized a weekend-long convention on the new trend.

Behold the World Vapor Expo Electronic Cigarette Show, three days dedicated to all things in the "emerging global vapor market."

Plainly put, "having vapor in your lungs is better than having smoke in your lungs," says World Vapor Expo Co-Founder, Gordon Gerstein. He believes that e-cigarettes are saving lives, and that putting on an expo of this caliber will help bring awareness to the smoking community.

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Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival: Time Travel and Thousand-Year-Old Gargoyles are the Future

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In the future, goggles are recommended to protect eyes from all of the spacemen pointing at things.
Even with the cosplay parties, technology seminars, and premieres of local and international sci-fi movies, the 2014 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival couldn't help but begin over the weekend on somewhat of a blue note.

"When I was a kid, we were told there would be flying cars and colonies on Mars," festival co-founder Troy Bernier told Cultist outside the festival's screening room in the downtown Hyatt Regency. "And that was supposed to be in 2000, not 2014."

Like Bernier, fellow co-founder Eric Swain was a fan of a television program called Space 1999.

"On the show," Swain said wistfully, "September 13, 1999 is when the moon was supposed to be blown out of Earth's orbit."

Still, Swain was optimistic about what the next decade holds in store.

"Maybe we'll finally get that microchip in our head!"


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David Datuna and Google Glass Deliver Futuristic, Artistic Experience During Art Week

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You know how when you go to a museum and find a fascinating piece of art hanging on the wall, you can stare at it for hours and find something new with each passing minute?

Well, artist David Datuna has created the ultimate viewing experience that actually interacts and talks back to you, making you want to stay and stare for a while. Introducing Viewpoints of Billions, a giant American flag covered with eyeglass lenses and tiny pop culture images hidden underneath. This piece is paired with Google's latest marvel, Glass.

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Miami Beach Senior High Alum Brings Meditation to Current Students

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Richman is sharing the love for meditation that he found while traveling in India.
Miami Beach Senior High, or Beach High as any half-decent student who spent their share of time there remembers the place, fondly or otherwise, is a school deserving of the many colorful descriptors bestowed upon it. Among the pile of lovable nicknames, Beach High has on occasion been referred to as "un tremendo show" and "a carnival of idiots."

Generally speaking, though, you're not all that likely to find phrases like "house of tranquility," or "halcyon hideaway"being tossed around in association with the much maligned educational establishment that sits a stone's throw north of Lincoln Road and just a casual stroll away from the wide shorelines of South Beach. But if Elon Richman has his way, it may well be that Beach High is about to become a much more peaceful place.

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Welcome to the Future: Tow Monsters

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Welcome to the Future: YOLO

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Welcome to the Future: Weekend Champions!

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