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!
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An awesome ad depicting how much carbon we pump into our tiny world.
via Current (Al Gore showed this at TED)
I learned this week that 1 lump of coal equals 1 meg of data sent over the internet. Having this in mind, I sure do burn lots of lumps of energy on the net.
Evolution image above here.
Odd: Son’s tooth help saves dad’s sight.
Fun: Mouse Trap Bed.haha.
Tech: Flickr enables Geo Tagging. Pretty simple to use!
Design: Creating a creative culture.
Style: Ceramic paper like cup.
Neat: Brightness Illusions.
Art: Self-Portrait Competition.
Experience: Villa EugÃ©nie Runway designs!
This is a first from what I know.. a TEDtalk available the day after the actual talk! Awesome! Hopefully this trend keeps up, besides the free LIVE session later today.
“Science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope – a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and builds a comprehensive view of our universe. (Yes, it’s the technology that made Robert Scoble cry.) Download this TEDTalk in high-def >>”
TED’s opening one entire session to the public, and it just so happens to be one of the best sessions each year, the TED Prize!.
“Join a global audience and watch online as the 2008 TED Prize winners, Dave Eggers, Neil Turok and Karen Armstrong, share their inspiring visions, followed by the moving and infectious music of Vusi Mahlasela.
It will be an evening of big ideas, bold plans and audacious wishes — and you’ll hear ways to help grant their wishes right away!
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.
Tech: Building the perfect laptop(Lenovo x300). Great read on the process and obstacles.
Odd: Expensive High Heels without the heel!
Neat: How to be unidentified by a camera using an invisible light.
Cool: Self-Healing Rubber…Kind of like Silly Putty.
Music: FiddleFoxx…a fast paced fiddle crew with a beat boxer!
Video: How people from different nations count cash. How do you count your cash?
Fashion: Project Runways fashion walks during Fashion Week.
Nature: One crazy swimming pool location over Victoria Falls, with video.
Art: One HUGE panoramic image of London.
Music Video: Making music from 2 iphone and one DS.
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
“Imagine the power of AXE. The Axe Effect” (Clinton endorsing Obama)
Hahaha, this parody AXE Ad cracked me up…for creative reasons. Both parties are great, but this really put it over the top in those cheesy but oh sooo hilarious AXE Ads.
(I have no clue who created it, but this is where I found it)