Spoon's Linkin' Park # 2 (Last update 1.27.09) ~ Check out Park #1

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes
the existing model obsolete.” -
Buckminster Fuller

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>>>>> 1. (New videos from the annual TED conference - www.ted.com/talks)

|||||• Al Gore - his new rap at TED -

|||||Clifford Stoll - a physicist/clown/wise teacher - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/237

|||||Jill Bolte Taylor - just amazing. - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/229

|||||Dave Eggers - full of unconventional art/community implications - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/233

|||||Paul Stamets - the Mycologist - 'shrooms to the rescue! - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/258

>>>>> 2.(A few videos from the many great Long Now Foundation talks - longnow.org)

|||||Paul Hawken - author, "Blessed Unrest" , a certfied eco-visionary - http://fora.tv/2007/06/08/Paul_Hawken_New_Great_Transformation - or AUDIO

|||||Nasim Taleeb - author, "The Black Swan" a twisty brainy rap - http://fora.tv/2008/02/04/Future_Has_Always_Been_Crazier_Than_We_Thought - or AUDIO

>>>>> 3. (Videos on media, community, gaming & the "physics of participation.")

||||| Marshall McLuhan- video clips of the first true philosopherof electronic media.

||||| Douglas Rushkoff - media critic on the demise of the corporate era of value extraction

||||| Jane McGonigal - alternate reality game designer @ the recent New Yorker Conference -

|||||Clay Shirkey - a very engaging rap @ Web 2.0 Expo SF 2008 on the dilemma of "cognitive surplus." -

|||||John Lennon - a great rap from a long time ago with beautiful animation..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmR0V6s3NKk

>>>>> 4. (Some Funny :) & Cool :0 Videos)

|||||:) Western Spaghetti by PES (scary clever) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBjLW5_dGAM

|||||:) Dielbold Leaks 2008 Election Results -

|||||:) Super Chill Monkey Goes to an Audition - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBFhvrAOFqY

|||||:0 BLU (badass wondrous animation) - http://www.vimeo.com/993998

|||||:0 Carrot Mob - Smarty Pants Mob - http://www.vimeo.com/925729?pg=embed&sec=925729


(Listening to these shows will open some interesting doors.)

|||||Studio 360 - Creative Minds Go Green
A priest about the Vatican’s declaration that pollution is a modern sin. Design solutions for a changing environment, a solar-powered subway station in Coney Island and an engineer making biofuel from bacteria. Plus, the creative thinkers behind a hand-cranked street generator, the adobe house of the future, carbon-neutral rock shows, and the Eco Art movement.

|||||To The Best of Our Knowledge - Going Green - http://www.wpr.org/book/070527b.html
From a year ago.. a rich program... interesting to see how the topics have reframed themselves over the past year. Bill McKibben, Paul Hawken, a professor who spent a year dumpster diving, etc.

|||||To The Best of Our Knowledge - In Living Color -
A recent show.. SEGMENT 1: Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us." talks about what would happen to our planet if all the human beings simply disappeared with all our junk. Basically, nature would waste no time taking over. Also, looking for hope about the world's environmental problems among the children of Randall Elementary School in Madison, Wisconsin. (which is super cool!) SEGMENT 2: Sam Keen, author of "Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds." Thomas Morton on the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch that contains a huge amount of plastic bags and bottles. SEGMENT 3: Eric Toso on getting bit by a rattlesnake.

Random Click of Beauty/ Theo Jansen: Kinetic Sculpture:


|||||Time Magazines' recent and pretty excellent summary of possible responses to the climate challenges. - http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1730759_1731383_1731363,00.html

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