background preloader


Facebook Twitter

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate! TEDxPhoenix - Kelli Anderson - Disruptive Wonder for a Change. An Invocation for Beginnings. Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice. Shirin Neshat: Art in exile. Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life. Paula Scher gets serious. Carne Ross: An independent diplomat. Benjamin Zander on music and passion. Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity. Randy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams. Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents. David Deutsch on our place in the cosmos. Robert Wright on optimism. Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off.

Behind the TEDTalk: New mini documentary starring Sir Ken and Raghava KK. With 300 million views since we started posting video in 2006, TEDTalks have become a powerful cultural force.

Behind the TEDTalk: New mini documentary starring Sir Ken and Raghava KK

But it all starts with a single person on a stage … At TED2010, we sent a video crew to follow two speakers as they prepared to give the talk of their lives. One, the artist Raghava KK, had never spoken at TED before. The other, Sir Ken Robinson, in 2006 gave one of the most emailed TEDTalks of all time; this was his first time speaking at TED since then. Follow both speakers on their journey to the TED stage in this charming 8-minute film: And watch these TEDTalks:Ragava KK’s Five lives of an artistSir Ken Robinson’s: Bring on the learning revolution!

Video credits: Video by m ss ng p eces Executive producer Jason WishnowProduced by Ari Kuschnir and Ben Nabors Filmed by Josh Nussbaum and Todd BanhazlEdited by Adam McClelland Music credits: Music Supervision and Rights Coordination bySamuel Valenti IV & Jeremy Peters at Ghostly Songs Music Supervision. Engineering the 10 000-Year Clock. The year is 12011.

Engineering the 10 000-Year Clock

Two hikers cut through a stretch of cactus-filled desert outside what was once the small town of Van Horn, near the Mexican border, in West Texas. After walking for the better part of a day under a relentless sun, they struggle up a craggy limestone ridge. Finally they come to an opening in the rock, the mouth of what appears to be a long, deep tunnel. As they head into the shadows, not quite knowing where the tunnel will lead, the sudden darkness and the drop in temperature startle their senses. After a few minutes the hikers reach a cool chamber dimly lit from above. A giant metal wheel sits in the middle of the platform, and the visitors each grasp a handle that juts out from its smooth edges. It sounds like science fiction, but this is the real vision for the 10 000-Year Clock, a monument-size mechanical clock designed to measure time for 10 millennia.

This clock, the flagship project of Hillis's Long Now Foundation, is a wonder of mechanical engineering. Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce. One Minute Interview: Malcolm Gladwell on Culture and Airplane Crashes. Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success. Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs. Gary Vaynerchuk: Do what you love (no excuses!) Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss.

My life has been a series of questions and odd experiments.

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

Here, horseback archery in Japan. (Photo: David West) The following is a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. Any page numbers are from the print edition. Audio version is first, then the full text is below that. Enjoy! Listen to it on iTunes.Stream by clicking here.Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.” —-“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain Reality is largely negotiable.

If you stress-test the boundaries and experiment with the “impossibles,” you’ll quickly discover that most limitations are a fragile collection of socially reinforced rules you can choose to break at any time. What follows are 17 questions that have dramatically changed my life. . #1 — What if I did the opposite for 48 hours? #2 — What do I spend a silly amount of money on?

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish. Dan Barber's foie gras parable. Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video. Bruce and Barack: The Rising in Cleveland.