IF. Live Curious

Monday, 30 November 2009, 19:13 | Category : Uncategorized
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This is Nat Geo’s latest promo and I must say, it’s a very good one. I had to pause and think about the sequence of Ifs, but all in all, definitely moving. My kudos to the creative masterminds.

Human ingenuity knows no bounds…

Thursday, 26 November 2009, 22:13 | Category : Musings, Technology, Uncategorized
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This Chinese farmer is a robotics enthusiast in his spare time…He uses spare parts and leftovers…

Thoughts on Thoughts: The Mind Under Extreme Duress

Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 19:18 | Category : Health, Psychology, Uncategorized
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So two stories I came across recently made me think about the brain’s ability to cope under extreme stress. The first is the story of the recently-freed Iranian-Canadian Journalist, Maziar Bahari, who was held captive for 118 days following election protests in Iran. He was arrested and held under suspicion of being a spy. During […]

Boom de ah dah’s made it into ’09

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 21:30 | Category : DiscoChan, Musings
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The first version resonated so strongly with so many people, below is Part II…I hear a Canadian version’s in the works as well. The original’s taken on a life of its own. I still meet people who talk to me about the song…even sing a verse or two (and yes, I do join in).

Between You and I on Mediated Experiences

Friday, 20 November 2009, 19:54 | Category : Uncategorized
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Earlier this September the Canadian Film Centre held a great little media lab / Nuit Blanche sneak-peak dubbed Between You and I. Between You and I we create connections, pathways, rabbit holes, traces and leads. We tell each other stories that lead us together, tear us apart, recreate and retell our histories. It is how […]

No, the world will not end…not yet anyway

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 19:13 | Category : Anthropology
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I’ve grown pretty tired of the whole the sky will fall in 2012 thing, in part because I’ve been fascinated by Mesoamerican cultures for as long as I remember, and nowhere did I come across semi-convincing arguments that the world – will in fact – end. Call me optimistic. Not that the prospect isn’t exciting – it’s […]

Planet in Focus 2009: Toward a 20/20 Vision

Wednesday, 18 November 2009, 19:38 | Category : Movie Reviews, Musings, Uncategorized
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The end of October brought me to the tenth annual Planet in Focus environmental film and video festival held here in Toronto. I can’t say enough good things about this yet-untapped gem. While undoubtedly bigger this year, it still hasn’t reached the proportions of some of the other better-known, and longer-running local film fests. That’s […]