The Broccoli Tree

When you share something, you risk losing it.”

How to do nothing

Jenny Odell believes time and places for the practice and art of doing nothing are crucial to uncover underlying problems and to understand yourself. She regularly spends time in a nearby rose garden for observational activities such as bird watching and doing nothing to discover what unfolds from her inner journey and peace in mind.

Isle of Dog

Can’t wait to see Isle of Dogs. Mad respect for the creators.

Bird Of Paradise Courtship Spectacle

Why have I never seen this bird of paradise courtship dance before? I must live under a rock! it gets really good at 2:28. I had to laugh out loud. And watch it numerous times.

Draw With Type: Weird Type

Zach Lieberman and his wife Molmol Kuo created an iOS app that lets you draw with type, it’s appropriately called Weird Type. Type floating in space makes my heart go pitter patter.

Where does Space begin?

(via the kid should see this)

Les Passantes

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The Art of Asking

I needed to re-watch this talk. Thank you Amanda Palmer for sharing your wisdom.

Body Language Lessons from a Poker Pro

For poker champ Liv Boeree, calling someone’s bluff isn’t about their face at all, it’s often much more about their body as a whole—and one part in particular.

(via Big Think)

Dancing in 80’s

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Wow! Spike Jonze Ad for Apple!

Some more background info here. Delightful.

(via Kottke)

On The Color White

Animated by Jocie Juritz.

Intensity vs Consistency

Love Simon Sinek‘s words here, but man, Jocie Juritz’s animations made it so much more powerful. Mad respect for both.

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Jon Setzen speaking at CreativeMornings

7.5 years ago, my dear friend Jon Setzen asked me if he could bring CreativeMornings to Los Angeles. I said yes and boy am I glad I did. He did such a fantastic job that it convinced me to extend trust to other hosts, that I didn’t know, to expand the CreativeMornings network. Jon ran and grew the chapter for over 5 years and now, he got to grace the stage, finally, and tell his story.

Jon is a remarkable human. The world is better because of him. Watch his talk.

Ueno

This video makes me want to apply for a job at Ueno.

What it Feels Like to Slide Downhill at 90 M.P.H.

This:

“If you start to get stiff, you start to get scared, it’s not going to work, the sled is going to break lose on you and you are going to crash. You have to embrace the speed instead of getting afraid of it!”

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How Spiders Fly

A 1909 animation on how spiders take to the air is a charming dip into the history of science. Stop motion has come a LONG way!

Infento

A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s house in LA and he showed me Infento. This makes me want to be a kid! You can build various rides for your kids, with your kids. This is next level LEGO-kinda-play!

CreativeMornings Manifesto

The remarkable Debbie Millman reading the CreativeMornings manifesto, with the wonderful Canara Price signing. You can read it again, here.

Three Minutes

If your family reunion only lasts three minutes, what will you do? A unique Chinese New Year story shot on iPhone X by director Peter Chan.

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Large-Scale Participatory Bubble Wall


This large-scale participatory Bubble Wall by Rintaro Hara is delightful!

The Era of the Algorithm

Thinking about the future of AI causes anxiety. We see its flaws and also its immense potential to improve our lives. But there is much work to be done. According to Josh Clark, a UX designer and design leader who helps organizations build products for what’s next, he shares four design principles that can improve how we build AI. The catch: it starts with us.

I highly recommend this CreativeMornings talk!

Barreleye Fish

What? A create with a transparent head? Please meet Barreleye Fish. You can see some fantastic images of this creature in Blue Planet 2. Unreal.

(Thank you Jodi!)

Patience is a Key in Negotiations

If you want to be an expert negotiator — or even a savvy game theorist — you must master one thing. Patience.