A TED talk to think about this weekend.
In this short (7 min) video Juan Enriquez asks the question:
What happens if Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linkedin, cell phone, GPS, Foursquare, Yelp, Travel Advisor, all these things you deal with ever day, turn out to be electronic tattoos? And what if they provide as much information about who and what you are as any tattoo would?
Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo
We spend our lives looking at typography whether it’s on the page or on the screen.
In the modern world we have access to thousands of different typefaces some of them wonderful, some of them plain awful.
But where did they all come from:
Today’s video is described on YouTube like this:
In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.
The speech has, therefore, been around for some time, being highlighted in The Guardian on David Foster Wallace’s death, but the video is new.
Speaking as a resident of the United Kingdom where we, to our shame, often look down on education this is fabulous call to see knowledge in a new way:
This is Water
This week I’m going all time-lapsed again. I have no idea how many time-lapse videos I’ve featured on a Friday but it must be a high percentage of what I select
This one is a spectacular set of scenes showing the skies over Death Valley, this includes some footage of a pink aurora:
I used to love creating domino chains as a child, actually, it was only a couple of weeks when I was on the floor helping a child do just that.
In this video the domino chain reaction is taken to a whole new level: