According to the Urban Dictionary:
Props is a slang term for "accolades", "proper respect", or "just dues". Popularized in the 1980s by rappers who shortened the term "propers" which was in turn being used as an abbreviated version of "proper respect" at least by the 1960s. The increase in this term's usage during the late 1980s and early 1990s coincided with an increasing fascination with the mafia within rap circles. Both communities have traditionally placed great emphasis on the importance of earning and giving respect.
Our Friday Props series is simply a look around the web at cool things being done. We're giving out Props to those people, projects and ideas that are simply awesome. Without further explanation, then, here are the shout-outs for this week:
The RedBall project is a really cool mobile art installation that travels the globe from city to city. The giant red ball is wedged in the oddest of public places. It causes great amusement and the interactions with the accessible art installation are great.
The project is the brainchild of Kurt Perschke - an artist who works in sculpture, video, collage and public space. You can read more about the project , the artist, or check out the Flickr groupfor more photos of this awesome project. Props to Kurt Perschke and the RedBall Project!
Is there anything cooler than space travel and the exploration of the cosmos? I don't think so. A huge Props going out to the team at SpaceX for being the first commercial spacecraft company to successfully dock with the International Space Station (about 12 minutes ago) with the Dragon vehicle - it's an awesome feat to have accomplished and it ushers in a whole new era of possibilities as SpaceX and other commercial endeavors begin pushing the boundaries toward making space travel more affordable and accessible.