Bill Stone, Patricia Burchat and Brian Greene

A Triumvirate of wonder about the universe. Courtesy of TED. This kind of thing gives me hope – I wonder if the luminaries of the Enlightenment would look upon the modern world and despair or rejoice? Bill Stone explores the Earth and space. Patricia Burchat: The search for dark energy and dark matter. Brian Greene: […]

Daito Manabe, Y’all So Stupid and PTAM

Daito Manabe is an artist from Japan. He caught my attention recently with his facial animations and new take on body popping. A wealth of videos are available at his YouTube site. Y’all so stupid is the creation of Devin Flynn. The intro graphics alone justify admittance. Finally, PTAM (Parallel Tracking And Mapping) is a […]

George Smoot, Franco Sacchi and Stewart Brand

George Smoot on the shape of the universe. Mindbending scale, multiple magnitudes of beauty. Thinking of dark matter as invisible matter is a much better analogy. As he says in the talk, “Matter just follows where Dark Matter goes”. Franco Sacchi on the third biggest wood after Holly and Bolly. Finally, a classic, Stewart Brand […]

Wabi-sabi, Lateralisation of Brain Function and 77Boadrum

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept, based around the beauty and perfection of the natural imperfection of nature, and how to incorporate that into man made objects, buildings and places. Lateralisation of brain function is the concept of the left and right sides of the brain having divided functionality – something as a left hander I […]

Claremont and the Troll Wall

A truly astounding descent. One of the most innovative ads of the year. I believe this is the location, after scouring the comments. View Larger Map This lead me to recall the rush of seeing the below video for the first time – via EveryoneForever, but now, from Vimeo. Thanks to Wikipedia’s BASE jumping entry, […]

Tim Brown, Burt Rutan and John D. Carmack

Tim Brown on creativity. Many of the concepts/methods explored in this talk are particularly empowered by the use of Open Source software to implement the services, tools and experiences described in this talk by Tim Brown. Burt Rutan: Entrepreneurs are the future of space flight. It’s staggering to me that both the Concorde and Blackbird […]