Live Video Talk: Ken Robinson discusses Passions

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By Jeff Yiu in Video on Saturday 26 May 2012

I had stumbled across this video from a brain pickings article and had also recently read The Element by Ken Robinson. He is a really interesting character. I first heard of his talks on TED a few years ago and his ideas had always stuck with me. I recognize the spirit he wanted to promote […]

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TED Talk video: Book jacket designs by Chip Kidd

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By Gavin Aung Than in New Design on Tuesday 17 April 2012

In probably the most entertaining TED talk I’ve seen, book designer Chip Kidd discusses his process of creating beautiful and iconic book jacket designs. These include the famous Jurassic Park logo, David Sedaris’ Naked, and Huraki Murakami’s latest 1Q84.┬áIt’s interesting to hear his thought process behind typography, its juxtaposition with imagery, and also the importance […]

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Bohemian Rhapsody played on a Ukulele

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By Christine Utterberg in New Music on Friday 26 August 2011

Jake Shimabukuro, a musician from Hawaii, spoke at TED last year and shared his thoughts on the ukulele: ‘The world would be a much happier place if everyone played the ukulele’. I can’t argue with him after seeing his amazing rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody on the tiny instrument.

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