Archive for the 'ideas' Category

Mark Roth: Suspended animation is within our grasp

Thursday, March 18th, 2010


By far my favorite talk at this years TED was cell biologist Mark Roth talk about Suspended Animation! Unbelievable! TEDsters were running around the bar asking for Hydrogen Sulfide after the talk.

“Mark Roth studies suspended animation: the art of shutting down life processes and then starting them up again. It’s wild stuff, but it’s not science fiction. Induced by careful use of an otherwise toxic gas, suspended animation can potentially help trauma and heart attack victims survive long enough to be treated.”

Watch the video above or here.


Gehard Demetz: Wood Carvings

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Gehard Demetz makes some incredibly amazing wood carvings that are mysterious, eerie, beautiful, and full of emotion! I’m not sure what the story is behind each one of these pieces but I’d love to find out.

See several of his wood carving pieces after the jump.

mirror via 4otos

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Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

Saturday, March 13th, 2010


One of my favorite talks at TED this year was Dan Barber talking about ecology in food, and in this talk, the amazing eco system of a fish farm. Watch it above or here.

“Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie’s honeymoon he’s enjoyed since discovering an outrageously delicious fish raised using a revolutionary farming method in Spain.”

Also while watching this talk, I twittered out about his amazing talk on humane foie gras which is a pretty amazing story behind the history to foie gras and that it isn’t a French discovery… it’s Jewish. Watch the talk here.


Gary Lauder’s new traffic sign: Take Turns

Saturday, March 13th, 2010


“Fifty percent of traffic accidents happen at intersections. Gary Lauder shares a brilliant and cheap idea for helping drivers move along smoothly: a new traffic sign that combines the properties of “Stop” and “Yield” — and asks drivers to be polite.”

via tedtalks


Paul Octavious: The Book Collection

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Paul Octavious makes numbers out of books. Pretty cool
Mirrored pics after the jump.

via todayandtomorrow
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Raghava KK: Five lives of an artist

Saturday, February 27th, 2010


“With endearing honesty and vulnerability, Raghava KK tells the colorful tale of how art has taken his life to new places, and how life experiences in turn have driven his multiple reincarnations as an artist — from cartoonist to painter, media darling to social outcast, and son to father.”

via TEDtalks


DLA Piper Back Office by Hofman Dujardin

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Check out this interior office space designed by Hofman Dujardin Architects. The Law firm is broken up into 2 different spaces; colorful and neutral. The colorful space caught my attention because the color gradient floors placed based on the suns movement. Warmer colors are in the shadowed areas and sunny areas get the cooler greens and blues. While walking down the hall, the floor gradually changes colors.

With all those color studies out there about what makes you work more or slower, I wonder if this law firm discovers this through their floors. Would make me rethink what I’m wearing each day based on which rooms I had meetings in.

read and see more in these 2 pdfs about the project.
HofmanDujardin_DLAPiper
HofmanDujardin_DLAPiper_downloads


MIT Flyfire Swarm Concept

Thursday, February 25th, 2010


Hmmm, perhaps one day we wont be looking at pixels on a screen, but walking right into them thanks to these firefly LED flying bots. I’d like to imagine them as LED dust instead. Watch the video here.

via gizmodo


Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero!”

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Incredible talk by Bill Gates about his vision to solve the worlds energy crisis at TED2010:
“At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world’s energy future, describing the need for “miracles” to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he’s backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.”

via TEDtalks


David Cameron: The next age of government

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010


“The leader of Britain’s Conservative Party says we’re entering a new era — where governments themselves have less power (and less money) and people empowered by technology have more. Tapping into new ideas on behavioral economics, he explores how these trends could be turned into smarter policy.”

Watch the video above… some inspirational points!


Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos augmented-reality maps

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010


Wow! Bing has really taken Maps navigation to a new level. First off they are finally integrating Photosynth into Maps which will take some time to become more common due to cameras lacking gps data, but then they blow the socks off of the TED audience with streaming video footage inside a map taking augmented reality to a live reality. Watch the video above to be blown away!


TED 2010 Prize Wish: Jamie Oliver

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010


This years TED prize wish went to a very gifted and caring chef Jamie Oliver. Watch the video above and be in awe for what we all know yet seem to ignore to some extent. Is it our fault or our surroundings? Why don’t we grow up knowing how to cook as children and depend on fast food or processed food. His talk left my mind in disruption and anger to better our society for a food revolution NOW. Watch the video above, then sign his petition. Yes, sign his petition here!