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These are things that I've found to be valuable and would like to share. I hope you like them too. :)
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byWednesday, December 22, 2010Eddie Reader – What You’ve Got
From her early days with Fairground Attraction till now, I’ve had a massive respect (and crush!) for Ireland’s redheaded songstress, Eddie Reader. This TED performance is stunning, and the emotion in her voice is almost heartbreaking. I think it’s a treasure, so must share it with you. Have a watch today, and spread this one around. They don’t get much better than this. Let me know how you like it.
bySunday, December 19, 2010Validation
Validation is one of my all time favorite Youtube experiences. If you haven’t seen it, you really should. Sure it’s sentimental, and it will try to sell you a smile or die philosophy, but I think that sometimes it’s ok to dispense with reality and just plug in to something that’s biased towards optimism, if only for a recharge. Go ahead and watch it, and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
byWednesday, December 15, 2010Thought Of You
This is quite a spellbinding piece of 2D animation – drawn from real choreography – about love, its blessings, and its curses. Enjoy.
bySaturday, December 11, 2010Bill Strickland
I think that the one of the most important virtues in life is to value what it is that you undertake for a living. In this talk, Bill Strickland’s vision for education comes across as not only refreshing, but decidely humane. The practical application of dignity to programs that attempt to alter the lives of the impoverished, along with a dedication to use only top grade materials and personnel while doing so is almost unheard of in the social sector. To not only do this, but to emphasise that the experience itself must be beautiful (works of art everywhere one looks, fresh flowers, fountains) is radical.
The take home message here is that the mindset can be applied to any type of field: mode of delivery is choice – so is economy.
byFriday, December 10, 2010Charter For Compassion
Now this, this is inspiring. I think Karen Armstrong’s work is awesome. If you haven’t checked out the charter yet, do so here.
byThursday, December 9, 2010Evelynn Glennie
I love TED talks, and this is in my all time favorite top ten. The wonderful thing about Evelynn Glennie is her passion for percussion, in spite of her deafness. Throughout her talk, Evelynn uses both her deafness and music as metaphors for teaching us new ways of listening, not just to music, but to the world, and to each other.