(via The Kid Should See This)
Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.
We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. According to the School of Life it’s far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules.
An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace.
(Thank you Amirah)
“If you’re going to have an argument with someone, the best way to do it is to assume they can teach you something.”
– Celeste Headlee
Quote from a conversation between Celeste Headlee and Janet Lee in this article. And here’s Celeste’s TED Talk, 10 ways to have a better conversation.
A few years back my friend Maria of Brain Pickings pointed me to Tara Brach’s guided meditations. They have carried me through some difficult times and I can’t thank Tara enough for so generously offering these podcasts for free. This morning, I listened to the above talk on relaxing the over-controller and it really hit home. Watch the talk and then enjoy the guided meditation at the end. It’s just what I needed. Maybe some of you do too…
Last month, co-founder of Refinery29, Piera Gelardi, delivered an inspiring and actionable talk on living a courageous and creative life.
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.
The LA tunnel project is blowing my mind.
This is totally mesmerizing.
The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames is one of the first devices to convert solar energy to electricity.
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.