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via ted.com

In this talk Sherry Turkle does an amazing job tackling the issues surrounding our love for and attachment to technology.
Turkle is a professor in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

I am guilty of all the things she describes, I love my screens and often feel that they cause me to avoide reflection. In this talk she says “you end up feeling isolated if you don’t cultivate the capacity to feel solitude…” I think the “capacity to feel solitude” is something so incredibly valuable…

Read more about Sherry and watch the talk over at TED HERE!

A poem for girls who read from spoken word poet Mark Grist. Amazing.

Check it out over at curiosity counts HERE!

We we incredibly lucky to enjoy this show on thursday at the Art Bar in Dundee where Frightened Rabbit played a very intimate, secret show to 70 people…

See if you can find @patterncapturer fist-pumping in the back :)

The video was created by Steven Crichton, you can find out more about him at his site here: www.zuikomedia.com!

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If you like books, take 15 min this sunday and watch this: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

January 29, 2012 //

This is such a sweet story about “people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.”

Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

Read more HERE!

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NO WAY – A??full-scale steel-and-glass replica??of the Eameses’ living room…

January 22, 2012 //
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This doesn’t happen too often, but oh how I wish I was closer to Cali right now…

A full-scale steel-and-glass replica of Charles and Ray Eames’ living room, part of the Pacific Standard Time project.

Check it out over at Curiosity counts HERE!

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Beauty Is Embarrassing – “Do what you love, its gonna lead you where you want to go!”

January 20, 2012 //

“Do what you love, its gonna lead you where you want to go!”

Dang, this looks amazing!!! Check out the official trailer for Beauty Is Embarrassing — the funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.

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To Do lists and resolutions

January 10, 2012 //

Check them out at the links above!

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The Umbrella Man by Errol Morris (The New York Times)

December 24, 2011 //

Errol Morris really is the man (as my husband always told me).
“On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol Morris explores the story behind the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella at the site.”

Check out the Umbrella Man over at the New York Times HERE!

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