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Monday, June 27th, 2016

I have not been blogging much here, as I am hacked quite often causing lotsa headaches, but in the past few years I’ve been posting the facebook page which will become the norm fyi.

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www.facebook.com/designverb 


TED Global 2014: RIO

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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I’m lucky enough to travel toBrazil for TEDGlobal, and will be taking a bit of extra time to visit Floripa where I hear is full of beaches and life, Rio where TED will be held, and then a quick visit to San Paulo which I hear is the NYC of Brazil and I can finally look into a post I had about A City Without Ads.

My exact plans are a bit unplanned even though heading over in a week, but after the jump I’ll provide a useful list of links my friend from Brazil provided…

If your in the know for something to do in Brazil, let me know.

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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Monday, March 31st, 2014


This inspirational talk has a special place for me since I live in Boston and also captured the alarming global news during the marathon…. watch this talk to get awed in tech and surprised by a guest appearance.

via TED


Ed Yong: Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This was one of the more alarming thought provoking talks this year…. imagine if this were true…parasites partiallycontrol the human brain!

via TED


Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Awesome talk by astronaut Chris Hadfield about doing something that scares you…


Shanghai Towers

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


Scared of heights? I dare you to click on this video and watch full screen!!!!
Amazing footage of some fellas breaking into the Shanghai towers and filming their stunning climb atop a very very all building and then a crane which is insane!

youtube  (thanks hongyi)


Alex John Beck: Both Sides Of

Sunday, February 9th, 2014


Photographer Alex John Beck takes photos of your face, then mirrors them to see how different they are… It’s pretty radical to see how different your 2 halves are, and how the two make you unique. Stunning project.

via mymodernmet

A few images mirrored after the jump.
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Self Siphoning Beads

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

This is one bizarre, fascinating science phenomenon. Get yourself a long set of beads, put it in some container, drop it off, and watch the top form some floating magical science oddity…. no magic, just science. Anyhow, I bought myself a set and it works just like the video…. some might think its the beads themselves, but plain rope apparently works as well.  If you do try this, a bit of a secret is the higher up you are, the higher up the arch goes.

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I Forgot My Phone

Sunday, August 11th, 2013


A must see video reminder to….well, stay in your world even though you have a connected world.

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Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process from 99U on Vimeo.

One of my fav talks at the 99U (formerly 99% conference)


Shane Koyczan: “To This Day”… for the bullied and beautiful

Monday, March 11th, 2013

By far one of my favorite talks this year at TED. Very truthful, deep, and well spoken…and illustrated! A must watch!!

“By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.

Shane Koyczan makes spoken-word poetry and music. His poem “To This Day” is a powerful story of bullying and survival, illustrated by animators from around the world.”

 


Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

A very inspirational outgoing talk by Amanda Palmer at TED this year! Simply Awesome lady.

“Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

Alt-rock icon Amanda Fucking Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists can and should be directly supported by fans”

via TED