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Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy | TED Talk | TED.com

31 Dec

Feelings, breeding art – and art, feeding feelings…

…#Fehgal on #Proust – and a chunk of them libraries!

(And yeah, volumes of relative, subjective introspection, to boot…)

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And what does jealousy like? Jealousy likes information. Jealousy likes details. Jealousy likes the vast quantities of shiny hair, the cute little pencil case. Jealousy likes photos. That’s why #Instagram is such a hit.

…” – #TED.Com

(As yeah, some of us found our way back to them illustrated ones – Encyclopedias!)

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Abha Dawesar: Life in the “digital now” | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED.com

30 Dec

#CMAC – The Ultimate Disruptor, it seems…

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 Our story, therefore, needs two dimensions of time: a long arc of time that is our lifespan, and the timeframe of direct experience that is the moment. Now the self that experiences directly can only exist in the moment, but the one that narrates needs several moments, a whole sequence of them, and that’s why our full sense of self needs both immersive experience and the flow of time. Now, the flow of time is embedded in everything, in the erosion of a grain of sand, in the budding of a little bud into a rose.Without it, we would have no music. Our own emotions and state of mind often encode time, regret or nostalgia about the past, hope or dread about the future.

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– #TED

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Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED.com

27 Nov

Plucked this excerpt, as of lately, well… yeah, cooking.

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Home. The biggest problem with the home is that used to be the heart of passing on food culture, what made our society. That is not happening anymore. And you know, as we go to work and as life changes, and as life always evolves, we kind of have to look at it holistically — step back for a moment, and re-address the balance.

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(And the funny I just posted before… a minute before!)

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Adversity? #Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

19 Sep

#Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

Relevant Excerpt:

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Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the staff, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he’d walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, “Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?” And he said, “I don’t really have any friends.” But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and people were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, “So what are you going to do now?” And he answered, “Make friends.” And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he began going to a church and he made friends there, and at Christmas he invited my husband and me to a party in his apartment, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then learn to make friends.

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Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn’t define me | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED.com

Me? Pondering this illustration.

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Inceptions

28 May

And then it hits you – intersecting #SystemsSociology with #BusinessEngineering (Studies – one already out there as an #MBE)… howzabout kicking things up a few notches with a few splashes of Advanced #Simultaneity Research? (And making it the core of both the dissertation as well as the book?…)

#FeatureSchlock – thereby ye formed!

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One thousand seven hundred and seventy seven … @Instagram Chronicles featuring @WordPressDotCom #Blog

11 May

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(V/ @FlipBoard ) Article: Rob May: How the Internet is Killing Innovation

31 Oct

Rob May: How the Internet is Killing Innovation

http://www.ideaslaboratory.com/2013/09/24/rob-may-how-the-internet-is-killing-innovation/

(Relevant excerpt? echoes with other streams of thought, methinks…)

” Shallow understanding

The internet rewards “urgent” more than “important.”  Sometimes the two overlap, but more often than not, they don’t.  When they don’t, we humans have a natural bias toward the urgent. As a result, we don’t take the time to dig deeper, and really understand things. We move from one shallow urgent topic to another without examination and when someone tries to engage us and make us think deeply, we respond with “too long; didn’t read.”

I agree with Nate Silver, who wrote in his book “The Signal and The Noise” that a certain amount of immersion in a topic will provide disproportionately more insight than an executive summary. Innovation requires insight, which requires a deep understanding of certain topics. The Internet encourages shallow executive summary versions of everything. ”

(May, Rob, 2013)

#Reblog courtesy of a new App – #FlipBoard