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A conversation with Kingston students today reminded me of the slide presentation style of Lawrence Lessig. His fast paced sometimes provoking or unexpected slides always make me focus and engage with his talks more than those of others. Tangentially, this talk also reminds me that we’re just days away from the 28 January 2017 deadline… Continue reading Untitled

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Another delightful animation from Jim Le Fevre. Such a lovely style and technique. Judging by the video description, he didn’t have much to work with and the clients weren’t even very engaged or forthcoming. To make something so beautiful in those conditions is extra impressive. Hat’s off again for his ingenuity.

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I love when people innovate within areas that you thought were exhausted and beyond any further innovation. BMX for me is one such case, where every year, young riders are pushing the limits of what I thought was possible, but here UK (and not so young!) rider Sebastian Keep goes somewhere I would never have… Continue reading Untitled

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A nice tidbit from part 5 of the Planet Money series on oil. They mention that Jay Leno owns a Baker Electric car from 1909. I couldn’t resist a peek at what it looked like and wow is it more advanced than I imagined. Check out the video and imagine how different things would have been… Continue reading Untitled

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I’m still digging through this epic WBW post but had to share this video that’s linked from the part about ‘how (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars’. From the video caption: Learn what would happen if an asteroid hit the Earth with this detailed “Large Asteroid Impact Simulation”. An asteroid with a diameter of 500… Continue reading Untitled

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I’m really getting into my YouTube subscriptions and the occasionally decent recommendations it’s generating from my viewing behaviour. It doesn’t take much to ruin that algorithm though, just a peek at some silly video on a website or a curious click of the wrong thumbnail can infiltrate rubbish for days, but last night this classic… Continue reading Untitled

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[Skip 30 seconds off the start] All Deep Thought scenes from the TV series version of Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, which are feeling more and more apt as I read current AI thoughts and theories. Most notably these ones. Douglas Adams was so ahead of his time. Still such a loss.

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Wonder which part of Elon Musks Master Plan this will be. Or, if ever there was a cause for Bill Gates to fund with a small portion of his wealth this would be it. With free energy, clean water plants and climate change are knocked on the head.

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Parken (Parking). 2001. Asta Gröting. “In this view from a bird’s eye perspective, we see several cars competing for a single parking space.”. Love this! Like a wildlife documentary with posturing territorial lions or baboons. Shared by friends at New Art Centre that saw the parking lot tree.

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This little video is beautiful. No doubting that. Great tune (the beginning of Spirit In The Sky has to be one of the best song starts ever), a nicely crafted poem and some beautiful illustration and animation. But, I have to admit to thinking that there is no actual business or user value to this video. … Continue reading Untitled