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Tag Archives: Education
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.
Project is taking inspiration from sediment layers and from effects of erosive processes in nature as well as from traditional shoe making techniques. Special construction method has been developed and used across the collection. Multiple layers of leather scrap pieces are added on the last and subsequently sanded down to achieve the final shape and unique colour pattern of the shoe. Colour scheme is influenced by old geological maps.
Design and Concept: Barbora Veselá
St John Ambulance launched a campaign, titled “Save The Boy”, that aims to encourage people to learn basic first aid, as while there may be thousands of SJA volunteers in the UK, they can’t always be there when an emergency occurs.
The campaign begins with an ad, shown above, directed by Dougal Wilson, which shows a child badly injuring himself by falling from a tree, with his father powerless to do anything to help him due to his lack of basic first aid skills. The spot is then supported by an interactive web experience, found online at sja.org.uk/savetheboy, where users can aid the father in helping his son, and learn some useful first aid information themselves along the way.
At RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, lecturer Claudia Diaz has implemented an unconventional project in order to inspire her anatomy students. After teaching human anatomy for over 20 years, Diaz decided to try something new as she found the regular routine of anatomical memorization boring and uninspired. Over the past 3 years, Diaz has explored human anatomy with her students by having them paint the bodies of 10 students, revealing tendons and bones that would be visible if the person’s skin were stripped. Featured in these photographs is chiropractic student Zac O’Brien who patiently sat for around 18 hours while fellow students painted him. The finished result is what Diaz likes to call “anatomical man,” first brought to one of her classes in 2010.
”We walked him in and I still remember the looks on the kids’ faces. They were just in awe,” she said. ”I realised it shocked them, it inspired them and it motivated them.” Previously shy about taking off their clothes so classmates could study their bodies, the students began to shed their inhibitions through this painting exercise. ”I couldn’t get the kids to keep their clothes on. They were all throwing them off,” Dr Diaz said.
Traveling is extremely arduous for microscopic sperm – think of a human trying to swim in a pool made of… other humans. We can compare the journey of a sperm to that of a sperm whale by calculating the Reynolds number, a prediction of how fluid will behave, often fluctuating due to size of the swimmer. Aatish Bhatia explores the great (albeit tiny) sperm’s journey.
Lesson by Aatish Bhatia
Animation by Brad Purnell
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages – and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health.
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.