Month: June 2010

More of the most amazing thing you might see this week

Well it seems I spoke slightly too soon, since Babs has sent me some videos from The Darkroom Start with the  Darkroom event reel, and be sure, too, to check out their Projections at Kimberley.

Don't do anything that isn't play

“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had ...

Probably the most awesome thing you will see this week

We were fortunate enough to welcome Nell and Robin to stay with us for a few days whilst they were down in the Pyrenees a few weeks back. Robin creates some of the most awesome visual I’ve ever seen. Check these out, and then if you have the means, hire them. Epic. Battle of Branchage ...

A formula for co-operation

Coop = S x (M+C) Cooperation = Shared Commitment  x  (Mutual trust + Common interest) via  New Start

20 get rich quick schemes

Whilst I love seeing headlines like this Leaders at the G20 summit in Canada agree the richest members will halve their budget deficits within three years.  (BBC News) They beg the questions Where is all that money coming from (or not going to)? Are they going to be creating wealth and making savings (“G20 stop ...

Happy Monkeys

Pretty much everyone wise who has picked up a pen for the topic of happiness seems to agree that it lies in the simplest of pleasures, mostly coalescing around the contentment of our animal selves.

Two great new London Maps

TFL have eventually decided to release their data. (We were trying to get them to do this five years ago…) Already there are a few great examples of what this data can do: Stefan Wehrmeyer (who is looking for a job, if you have one going) has made a few great examples showing CCTV footage ...

The surprising truth about what motivates us

YouTube – RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.

Dunning Kruger effect

I fully expect to be demonstrating the Dunning-Kruger effect sometime in the next 10 months.

It's all too beautiful

It’s so damned lovely here. The last few nights we’ve slept upstairs on the open deck so see stars above us, hear the river below us, and the birdsong and chirping crickets all around. It is serene, and it is beautiful. In the mornings the dawn chorus is simply huge. It’s like being awakened by ...

It's not BP's fault, it's yours

I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone (especially in the USA) that it is our sociopathic craving for oil which is driving this, and scape-goating BP merely displaces the responsibility from those who demand the lowest cost oil (at all costs), and the governments who allow it. BP were just unlucky to be ...

3 neat business ideas

British high-end chocolate maker and retailer Hotel Chocolat, wants to expand even further. But rather than turning to banks or big investors for money, they’re inviting customer to buy bonds. Bonds that will pay chocolate returns.  Two values of Chocolate Bond will be issued: both with the return paid in monthly Tasting Boxes. Holders of a ...

A Brief List of Epiphanies

A great list at Amazon:  “A Brief List of Epiphanies”

Tired of ISMs?

YouTube – ISM Inspired by Slow Money.

Vatican reaches out to atheists

The Vatican is planning a new initiative to reach out to atheists and agnostics in an attempt to improve the church's relationship with non-believers. Pope Benedict XVI has ordered officials to create a new foundation where atheists will be encouraged to meet and debate with some of the Catholic Church's top theologians. via Vatican reaches ...