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26 08, 2016

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Fri, Aug 26, 2016|Filed in: Videos|Topics: , , |Comments Off on Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

From TED: In an engaging and personal talk — with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks — human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America’s justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country’s black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which […]

4 03, 2016

Sam Harris on “free will”

Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on Sam Harris on “free will”

From Skeptic.com: Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Moral Landscape, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. His new book is short (96 pages), to the point, and will change the way we all view free will, as Oliver Sacks wrote: “Brilliant and witty—and never less than incisive—Free Will shows that Sam Harris can say more in 13,000 words than most people do in 100,000.” UCSD neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran notes: “In this elegant and provocative book, Sam Harris demonstrates—with great intellectual ferocity and panache—that free will is an inherently flawed and incoherent concept, even in subjective terms. If he is right, the book will radically change the way we view ourselves as human beings.” · Go to Sam Harris on “free will” →

25 01, 2014

Beauty, a short video by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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From Fast Company: Animator and filmmaker Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has always found the intensity of the emotions he encounters through classical paintings unmatched by other artforms. And when he sat down to craft his latest short film, Beauty, he sought to convey the emotional impact of that artwork on him to an audience who might not be otherwise moved. · Go to Beauty, a short video by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro →

2 04, 2013

What is your positivity ratio?

Tue, Apr 2, 2013|Filed in: Paul's blog|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on What is your positivity ratio?

In a 2005 article in American Psychologist, Barbara Fredrickson and Marcial Losada suggest that ratios of positive to negative emotions above about 3-to-1 and below about 11-to-1 are what humans need to flourish. In separate research studies — Fredrickson on positive emotions and Losada on characteristics of high-performing business teams — each found a 3.0 tipping-point.

5 04, 2012

Kickstarter campaign for Frank Chimero’s The Shape of Design

Thu, Apr 5, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , |Comments Off on Kickstarter campaign for Frank Chimero’s The Shape of Design

The Shape of Design isn't going to be a text book. The project will be focused on Why instead of How. We have enough How; it's time for a thoughtful analysis of our practice and its characteristics so we can better practice our craft. After reading the book, I want you to look at what you do in a whole new light. Design is more than working for clients. · Go to Kickstarter campaign for Frank Chimero’s The Shape of Design →

5 04, 2012

Frank Chimero: The Shape of Design

Thu, Apr 5, 2012|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |Comments Off on Frank Chimero: The Shape of Design

On Vimeo: Frank Chimero is a graphic designer, illustrator, teacher, maker and writer hailing from Portland, Oregon. He also teaches graphic design & typography to eager minds at Portland State University and is managing partner of graphic design blog, Thinking for a Living. · Go to Frank Chimero: The Shape of Design →

22 11, 2011

The Feynman series: Beauty, honors and curiosity

Tue, Nov 22, 2011|Filed in: Videos|Topics: , , |Comments Off on The Feynman series: Beauty, honors and curiosity

Canadian filmmaker Reid Gower has created a trilogy of magnificent mashups using the words of iconic physicist Richard Feynman, culled from various BBC, NASA, and other notable footage, to convey the power, wonder and whimsy of science.

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