Follow Kimberley and Anina.net in Beijing, China as they lead you on a
hidden shopping trip to find the perfect casting dress. In Episode 1
they find the hidden market but get a little side tracked by some hot
We really need to rethink our educations systems, and value our creative capacities. The education system is often killing our youth's possibilities for the future by not taking into consideration that everyone learns differently. one thing that struck me as interesting he said in this talk is that, you were told when growing up (some people) not to follow music cuz you'd never get a job doing that. or not to be an artist cuz you'd never get a job doing that. but today, thanks in many ways to computers, we have the abilty to use our creative talents to create media, which is indeed a big business. the business of communication often utilizes all the faculties of sight, sound, movement, drawing, etc. back in the day of this one now famous dancer, when she was a child she was very nervous so they took her to a psyciatrist. at the end of the session he turned the music on and watched the little girl start dancing. he told the mother, take her to dance class! she's a dance. but now a days, they probably would have medicated her in order to calm her down.
OTHER TED TALKS I LOVE
crack cocain leaders (very cool otherwise known as "why do crack dealers still live with their mothers") crack cocain had the biggest impact on inner city life gangs than any other drug. it transformed the drug lords from being poor and living at home, to having tons of money. the people who were running the gang, it was a great way to make a lot of money. Steven Levitt's eye-opening Freakonomics took economic theory into the real world of suburban parenting and urban drug gangs, turning conventional wisdom upside-down. Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you. The gang is like MacDonalds in it's organizational structure. This is SO FUNNY TALK about academics:
Matthieu Ricard HABITS OF HAPPINESS
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment. Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author and photographer.
CHRIS ANDERSEN, THE LONG TAIL. every wondered where the long tail came from? He's perhaps most famous for coining the term "the long tail," a whiteboard favorite that describes the business strategy of pursuing many little fish (versus a few big fish), as typified by both Amazon and Netflix. Anderson first introduced the term in an article written for WIRED in 2004; the book-length version, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, became a bestseller. He maintains a blog, The Long Tail, which he updates with impressive regularity.
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE: Dan Dennett: Ants, terrorism, and the awesome power of memes Philosopher and scientist Dan Dennett argues that human consciousness
and free will are the result of physical processes and are not what we
traditionally think they are. His 2003 book Freedom...Starting with the simple tale of an ant, philosopher Dan Dennett
unleashes a devastating salvo of ideas, making a powerful case for the
existence of memes -- concepts that are literally alive. I REALLY LIKE HOW HE SAYS it's really important NOT to impose our memes on other cultures.
could there be an idea of "the best idea anyone ever had". memetics if founded on Darwinism. darwinism is so simple it explains all design in the universe. what did darwin say? if you have creatures that vary...100 pages later...and if there is a struggle for life such as that every creature can die...100 pages later...and if the very few survive pass on to their offspring whatever it was that helped them survive, then those offspring must be better adapted to the circumstances in which all this happened than their parents were...
he created the first algorithm. you need variation, selection, and heredity. if you have those you must get evolution or design out of caos without the aid of mind.
I think i wore her hat in every shot. I really loved the makeup julie did. We moved back to the hotel and set up right away for the next shots. Julie did a touch up after the lunch, and it was so fun on this shot to have the art director tell us stories to make up in our head. I never really understood what an art director does, but wow. It was really helpful as a model to be communicated clearly to about the shot they are looking for. I always find it helps me to model better, when i make up things in my head. Then it's more in character and seems real. It was a lot of fun!