I mentioned Van Jones awesome speech during my PopTech adventure last year and now it’s online, or watch it above!(22 mins) He has an incredible vision, a whimsical way in delivering and connecting everyday people to his message, and is one damn smart cookie. Basically, he talks about building a green economy to lift people out of poverty, and giving green jobs over jails! Give it a definite watch and pass it around!
For those of you lucky and unlucky enough to attend the TED conference this year check out the BIL Conference, which takes place right after TED this weekend, March 1-2, along with some awesome speakers joined by many TEDsters and the best part is that it’s FREE! Yes, it’s free to go as long as you can get yourself to Monterey somehow.
The idea is simple. BIL loves TED. But not everyone can go/afford TED, hence why not make a free wiki conference right after TED called BIL for anyone to go to.
Read more about it here along with their many Wiki’s. Awesome!!!!!!
I’m not sure what to expect, but I looooove the idea. If you make it, let me know what it’s like…sounds very spontaneous, relaxing, fun, and lots of goofy smart people starting a mini Burning man for ideas in Monterey. =)
I gave Hulu.com a quick test run this weekend and I must admit, it’s pretty awesome and addictive! (the hilarious SNL Natalie Portman rapping video above) Sure there’s Joost, Veoh, Miro, Youtube, DailyMotion, and direct online streams from ABC, NBC, FOX, and several other networks, but hey, besides appearing like a lowercase web2.0 Hulk logo at first, it’s pretty clean, simple, and fun. They even have HD streams! One nice Hulu feature is embedding videos or even sections in a video, though you can’t embed a playlist of videos yet.
Hulu does have a few short commercials throughout their streams, but thus far it hasn’t distracted me much. I’ve only had one brief pause in a video unlike my horrible Joost experience, but maybe that’ll change once Hulu gets out of Beta in late March.
Anywy, I’ve embedded a few videos from Chef Gordon Ramsey’s feisty reality show “Kitchen Nightmares” which I’ve found very entertaining and a nice kick in the butt to fix your business and get rid of the lazy ones. He really shouts the crap outta you to be successful and make change!
Also, I’ll add a few movies! (Sideways, October Sky, Weekend at Bernie’s)
Videos after the jump (meaning, after you click “read the rest of the story”)
Hulu.com(I’ll have a more in depth review down the road)
I just found this great blog, taking pictures of very tiny people models in our very large environments. Makes ya wonder sometimes, but also brings a smile once you see the zoomed out view. Reminds me of the whimsical food photography by Akiko Ida And Pierre Javelle I posted 2 years ago.
This has been an odd week, of rescheduling then un-scheduling, hence, busy for no reason in the end. Makes you really appreciate people with concrete answers, directions, over the ones that can’t make decisions.
The 3rd Pecha Kucha Boston will take place this Friday at the GSD Harvard (7-10pm). I’ll be there, so come! Otherwise, their events take place all over the world, so check out for your city here.
Brief: a dozen+ artist/designers/creatives, 20 slides each, 20 seconds each slide..rapid fire presentations and fun! Architecture, Digital Media, Urban Planning, Landscape, graphics, lot’s of ideas!
Date: Friday, February 22, 2008
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Piper Auditorium, Harvard GSD
Street: 48 Quincy St.
City/Town: Cambridge, MA