Creators has an interview today with Simone Barsky, the project lead of a new online video platform called Moodica. Moodica is a free library of videos created to relax, de-stress, and calm viewers. If you already feel adequately de-stressed (ha!) and don’t think you need such a platform, the videos are also just pretty nice to look at.
Talking to Creators, Barsky describes the platform as a “mental vacation.” Current offerings include a cat purring on a loop, a pair of hands slowly and precisely crafting a sushi roll, and a ferris wheel spinning lazily in the night sky.
After spending a solid 15 minutes allowing my vision to blur while staring at Moodica, I realized that the clips reminded me of two other relatively recent phenomena: slow TV and ASMR. Slow TV gave us the 8-hour knitting competition on Netflix and Sigur Ros’ 24-hour live stream of a highway drive. ASMR gave us skin tingles and head orgasms.
You can start your mental vacation right now, and you don’t even need to take off work.