flight to Puerto Vallarta 2011
Flight date: Sat, Feb 26, 2011
Flight number: United 877
Departing: 9:29 AM San Francisco International (SFO)
Arriving: 3:08 PM Lic Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International (PVR)
Don't try to build happiness balancing on the edge of a cliff 2011
segmented sleep 2011
How to make work-life balance work 2011
Who do you love? 2011
-- Heather Champ (at SXSW session on community management a year or two ago)
Happy V-Day 2011
you only need this one box 2011
Tasty podcasts 2011
Thanks to a lot of plane trips lately, I'm starting to catch up on my backlog of subscribed media. Here's the cream of the crop! (Note for those on slower connections, the TEDTalks are all videos).
Darwin Day Special, Part 2: Evolutionary Psychology and Religion Yes, yes, heard this two years late, but this is what happens when your commute is less than 30 feet.
60-Second Science: Case Study: Tongue Stud Play Causes Front Teeth Gap Don't get a tongue piercing, really.
60-Second Science: Almost a Million Years Added for Earliest Human Ancestor Stone Tool Use and Meat Eating And, on Steve Mirsky's excellent advice, I just visited the marvelous Australopithecus afarensis models in the Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It's a magnificent collection of exhibits and teaching tools, as well as being full of beautifully moving things like these little figures that loom so large in our understanding of our origins.
TEDTalks : Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero! - Bill Gates (2010) An inspiring and encouraging talk about the great challenge and just how to address it.
TEDTalks : James Randi's fiery takedown of psychic fraud - James Randi (2007) Randi is always a kick in the pants.
TEDTalks : Toys that make worlds - Will Wright (2007) Heard it before, but loved it again.
TEDTalks : Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world - Jane McGonigal (2010) Super wonderful inspiration!
Culture and Change
60-Second Science: Fancy Brand Logos Send Mixed Messages Paging Cayce Pollard...
TEDTalks : Institutions vs. collaboration - Clay Shirky (2005) Nice to view in context of more recent work. Interesting to see where his research focus has shifted.
TEDTalks : Sam Harris: Science can answer moral questions - Sam Harris (2010) Grabbing the bull by the horns.
TEDTalks : Catherine Mohr builds green - Catherine Mohr (2010) Going greener isn't always obvious.
TEDTalks : Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food - Jamie Oliver (2010) And that led me to his fun Ministry of Food videos available through iTunes. Looking forward to trying some of those recipes.
Art and Creativity
TEDTalks : All roads lead to Rome Antics - David Macaulay (2002) I'm a loooong time Macaulay fan and really enjoyed this insight into his creative process.
TEDTalks : Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from - Steven Johnson (2010) A wonderful romp and encouraging (especially with concepts like the "slow hunch"). I'm happy that one of the next books in my to-read stack is by him.
TEDTalks : Ze Frank's web playroom - Ze Frank (2010) Ze's stuff is so beautiful. He makes the web and the world better.
Keeping and Not Using Does Not Generate Value 2011
dear sugar 2011
The spoken word and the personal voice remain incredibly powerful 2011
Here's just a hint of the experience I had this week at Mike Daisey's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at Berkeley Reperatory Theater.
This doesn't do the full experience justice and only gives a hint of the interwoven stories of beautiful technology, our love for it, the people we think of who bring it to us, and the people who do that we don't think of.
I urge you to see this show. It will move your mind.