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1. Who knew that sea creatures had Hollywood aspirations? In this rather amazing (and kinda terrifying) Web video, an octopus grabbed a digital camera away from nature enthusiast Victor Huang and took over as director. Turns out he’s not half-bad! To read the original email, CLICK HERE.

2. Want to see some great art? Oh, yes, there’s an app for that. Jeff Scher, who has been releasing brief and breathtaking animated films for The New York Times, has teamed up with digital publisher Vook to turn 14 of his beautiful films into one app, “Best of Times.” It can transform your Web browser, iPhone or new iPad into a virtual art gallery. To read the original email, CLICK HERE.

3. And on the flip side of technology, check out some familiar and favorite books outfitted in appropriately beautiful new threads. Penguin Books’ new line of classics, which include Alice in Wonderland, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Emma, have stylish covers that are as nice to look at as their text is to read. To read the original email, CLICK HERE.

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