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.
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.
— zach lieberman (@zachlieberman) March 12, 2018
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)
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.
“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!”
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!
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!
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.
This large-scale participatory Bubble Wall by Rintaro Hara is delightful!
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!