Gigglebit: around the world in 360 degrees

7 Jul 2014

Still from 'Around the World in 360 Degrees - 3 Year Epic Selfie' by Alex Chacon on YouTube

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? Which candidate has the best IT skills for this job? And what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we have a video made by Alex Chacon, a GoPro and a sturdy stick. In an effort to make the most epic selfie ever, Chacon documented his motorcycle trip around the world from the subject-as-cameraman POV. His dizzying (and jealousy-inducing) 360-degree video takes in locations in over 36 countries over the course of three years and has been viewed almost 10m times on YouTube.


Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.