The Secret Powers of Time

Another Great Point animated wonderfully! This time it’s Professor Philip Zimbardo conveying how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world.
I’m looking forward to the time – guess I’m a bit future oriented 🙂 – when this will be incorporated into human developmental views, like Spral Dynamics, for instance.
But for now, enjoy…

The Empathic Civilisation

A wonderfully illustrated talk – or better, fragment of a talk – by Jeremy Rifkin that I would love all my friends “world-change agents” to see and contemplate.

A good question to go with this is: “What is the most strategic contribution I can make?”

What else is there

One of the bands I’ve (re-)discovered recently, turning me on wonderfully with their music… and then discovering far out videos of them. Here is one you might also enjoy

Directed by Martin De Thurah

Featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife

More Royksopp videos here: vimeo.com/royksopptv

An Artful View of (Western) Civilisation

Reminding me somewhat of the Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, Marco Brambilla‘s video installation is traveling from Hell to heaven in an elevator… well, not really, it just looks as if we’re in one. Not much I can say about this, really, except that I’ve looked at it in HQ and on the whole screen many times now… it’s quite a trip!

Some more information on the making of this video installation and a quicktime version of this video here.

US Now

A film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet… this is what the makers say about this very interesting movie that some of my twitter friends pointed me to (sorry girls and guys, I forgot who it was, and I have yet to delve into the possibility to finding pieces of info like this; so let me honor Us All for contributing to the stream that then brings flowers such as this).

The examples for collective intelligence are amazing, and previous to this I had no knowledge about them. And they are encouraging, very much so.

Us Now from Banyak Films on Vimeo.

For more information, extra clips and reviews please go to usnowfilm.com

Watch Us Now in other languages here: http://dotsub.com/view/34591ca8-0ef5-48fb-82e6-163a9f21298d

Collaboration versus Institutions

In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.

Dancing all over the world

Sonia was the latest to send me a link to this video, and I think it’s really great. Put a smile on my face… (and as Stephen Levine says, “I don’t know my Original Face but I do know how to smile”).

A New Video Posting Gadget

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The Chaordic Path and Stepping Stones

Toke Mller and Monica Nissn weave stories around the chaordic path and stepping stones.
Video & video cutting by Helen Titchen-Beeth

Amazing Art in (In-)Action

I was alerted to this movie by George Por, and love it so much I’ll republish it here.

Enjoy!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMj3PJDxuo

The Power of Words and Hope

A tremendous speech (part of) by Barak Obama whom, if he would run for European Presidency (we don’t have that, yet) I would certainly choose…

httpv://www.youtube.com/v/7ffwY74XbS4

Spirits

Jamie WoonPerformed using a Line6 DL4 loop sampler.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZfDbEQAfOY

While we have oceans
Rivers that still bring us life
Reasons to live in the moment
Hold onto your timeLet your heart go where the wind takes it
Pure like the raindrops of time
Follow the path where it takes you
Straight down the line

Ladies and Gentlemen
Surely we’re here in mind
Watching our spirits dance on the
On the backs of our lives

How can one sit back and dream it
I’d have no peace in my life
Climbing these walls in an hourglass
Prized in our strife

And I have seen worlds filled with wonder
Lost on my own lonely mile
Lessons I wish I had mirrored
Time after time

Ladies and Gentlemen
Surely we’re here in mind
Watching our spirits dance on the
On the backs of our lives

While we have oceans
Rivers that still bring us life
Reasons to dance in the moment
Hold onto your time

Come fill up your souls with our blessings
Hold up your hands to the sky
Let the whole world know you’re out there
High in our highs

Ladies and Gentlemen
Surely we’re here in mind
Watching our spirits dance on the
On the backs of our lives


Song written by Yap
www.myspace.com/yapacoustic
www.myspace.com/pinkpunx
Directed by Martyn Thomas
Director of photography Bob Harlow
Filmed by Bob Harlow and Martyn Thomas
Edited by Bob Harlow
(www.stitchthat.tv)
Sound recording by John Hendicott
Produced by Dannii Evans

Yes We Can!

I just saw this for the first time. Not being American I still find it very inspiring – and I do hope that tomorrow will have Obama on top so that the whole world can be taken up in this inspiration…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

On being Audacious

Originally posted by White Rhino this is an inspiring story by Joe Laur from SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning, friend and systems thinker was recently at 7th Generation with the SoL Sustainability Consortium. SoL’s soul purpose is to build the capacity in organizations and society to achieve economic, ecological and social sustainability so that all life can thrive for all time. In the 2-day session the group of SoL companies discussed Climate Change and what companies need to do to make a difference. Here is one of Joe’s many stories. This one is about how to think about being as big as the challenge…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPhw4IttnNU

A peep into the near future of my work

In this video Jeff Han and Phil Davidson demonstrate how a multi touch driven computer will change the way we work and play.
Hey, I really can’t wait until these computers are available at an affordable price so I can really work!

httpv://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid769469373/bctid769654555

Evolution, technology & your assignment in life

I’m just reading Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World by Kevin Kelly and found a video that indicates what he’s explaining in his book quite beautifully… so here it is:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-ZC21bk18

Kevin Kelly traces the remarkable similarities between the evolution of biology and technology, ultimately declaring technology the “7th kingdom of life.” He poses an intriguing question: “What does technology want?” As we hurdle forward, evolving increasingly complex, biological and independent machines, how will it affect our humanity?

A fresh Take on the Real Priorities…

Just saw this video (thanks C4Chaos for pointing at it), and with all the talk about the Climate Change and Kyoto and what comes after this I found quite inspiring.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtbn9zBfJSs

Did you know?

I think this viedo speak entirely for itself…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI

Meditation & Irritation

A lovely movie illustrating what meditation can do to irritations…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l-YYqjhVi4