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Category Archives: Education
Such an interesting talk.
In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
I’ve always been a fan of Dr. Brené Brown - and her studies of vulnerability, sympathy, and empathy. This is a great animated short which explains the difference between sympathy and empathy so very well.
“Alone in the Wilderness” is the story of Dick Proenneke living in the Alaska wilderness. Dick filmed his adventures, so he could show his relatives in the lower 48 states what life was like in Alaska, building his cabin, hunting for food and exploring the area.
Bob Swerer has taken the best footage from Dick’s films and he has created 3 videos about Dick, “Alone in the Wilderness”, “Alaska, Silence and Solitude” and “The Frozen North”. You can purchase all of them in DVD or VHS format here.
Watch 2 lovely parts of “Alone in the Wilderness” here. They’ll make you long for simple living!
Or watch excerpts from the full version here.
Big thanks to @Syberg for showing me these.
ReDane by Elk Film has some extremely awesome thoughts about agriculture!
Watch – and learn.
Thanks to Sean for finding this.
“I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time,” Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this funny talk. “I’m like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali.” With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
OMG. Listen to this! So fascinating. The world is indeed united…
Composer Jim Wilson recorded the sound of crickets. Then he slowed down the recording – revealing something amazing!
The crickets sound like they are singing the most angelic chorus in perfect harmony. Though it sounds like human voices, everything you hear in the recording is the crickets themselves.
The recording contains two tracks played at the same time:
1/ The first is the natural sound of crickets played at regular speed
2/ The second is the slowed down version of crickets’ voices
“I discovered that when I slowed down this recording to various levels, this simple familiar sound began to morph into something very mystic and complex…….. almost human,” Jim Wilson says.
Buy the recording of “God’s Chorus of Crickets” here.
My friend Henrik sent me this link saying, that this might be a hoax. Sigh. Check it out – and make up your own mind. Or don’t care at all, and keep listening to this amazing chorus Personally I don’t really mind, if it’s a hoax. Listening made me think about the universe, and how I believe, that there are so many lives on different frequencies, that we can’t – as humans – see or hear.
This is really cool. It’s the beauty of mathematics – made by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux. Do yourself a favor and watch this is full screen.
Ash discusses the current state of homophobia in our culture challenging even the word “homophobia” itself. There is no fear, just loathing. Hating things we don’t understand, people we don’t know or anything that is different than our day to day. “Homophobic” people are not scared of anything. We all have a responsibility to live our lives as active activists not passive ones when it comes to protecting our fellow humans from hate of any kind.
Thanks to Ole for finding this.
This beautiful timelapse show how dignity and respect can change a person.
This is Comedian George Carlin making an (extremely) good point about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
This is the most inspiring 36 minutes you can spend today:
John Cleese is speaking about Creativity!
John Cleese tries to explain creativity and how to become more creative. The background of his lecture is scientific, the guide based on his own experience.
For the Danes; there’s Danish subtitles on this one…
Big thanks to Mikkel for showing me this.