Contrary To Popular Belief, Today Is NOT Pi Day In the late 16th century, Pope Gregory implemented the “Gregorian calendar” that we use today. The 12 months of the year are labeled starting with January as the first month, February the second, etc, with our New Year being Jan. 1st. Throughout antiquity many cultures have celebrated the New Year in March when the sun passes over the equator. This elevation of the sun designates the spring, with new life sprouting up, and hence where the original concept of “passover” is derived. If we were to label our months accurately, according [More]
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. From primes to proper pop-up purple paper people, Harry Baker performs his a pun-tastic and poignant poetry. Harry Baker has always loved words. He’s been blessed enough to travel round the world with them, winning the Poetry Slam World Cup in 2012 and currently using a maths degree as an excuse to live in Germany and find heaps more new words to play with. After two 5-star Edinburgh Fringe festival shows and almost growing a beard once, the next adventure is having his first book [More]
Anonymous, the secret internet group of hackers and activists (“hactivists”), may have a new target: Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West. It seems that West is Anonymous’s latest target because, to put it simply, they’re fed up with his antics in regards to both his personal life and his professional life. Calling him “ego-centric” and someone who “pollute[s] the planet even more with your bickering, loud mouth, over-grown ego, annoying influence, and mission-less message,” the group tells him he’s been targeted saying, “We once had a great deal of respect for you. We admired your art, creativity, original vision, and non-conformity [More]
From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines   This documentary, Neurons to Nirvana, takes a look at the history and the future of scientific research into five psychedelic substances: LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, MDMA, and cannabis. In it, various highly-regarded scientists and experts in the field talk about the many medicinal potential of the drugs. The filmmakers are careful in their approach. Each of them notes that scientific studies and vocabulary, presented in a mainstream way, are necessary to educate the public about psychedelic medicine. They realize they are up against a lot of government—not to mention big business—disinformation, and paranoia about psychedelics. [More]
Older Gentleman with Alzheimer’s Reacts To Music From His Era Social worker Dan Cohen creates personalized iPod playlists for the residents of a nursing home in an attempt to enrich their lives with something they can enjoy. This heart warming short clip from the documentary clip from “Alive Inside” is about how music touches the heart and soul in such a way as to even ‘awaken’ someone who is typically inert, maybe depressed, unresponsive and or almost dead. The reaction of an elderly inmate featured in this clip, Henry, was filmed as a part of the documentary, “Alive Inside.”
The Fabric of the Cosmos Quantum Leap NOVA   “The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we’d hardly recognize—a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected. Brian Greene is going to let you in on a secret: We’ve all been deceived. Our [More]
NASA’s New Horizons Animation vs 2001: Space Odyssey Space Odyssey Dubstep Remix 2001: Space Odyssey and NASA’s New Horizons Animation [Daisy Mashup] Ry Legit Music Video edited by Jedi Web Services. NASA’s New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of icy, rocky mini-worlds on the solar system’s outer frontier. This animation follows the New Horizons spacecraft as leaves Earth after its the January 2006 launch, through a gravity-assist flyby of Jupiter in February 2007, to the encounter with Pluto and its moons in summer 2015. …With a little 2001: Space Odyssey In The Mix. 🙂 [More]
How To Practice Emotional Hygiene by Guy Winch TEDxLinnaeusUniversity   This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We have medicine cabinets for common physical injuries like cuts and colds but no toolkits for common psychological injuries such as failure, rejection, guilt, and loss. In his inspirational talk, Guy Winch tells us that “you can’t treat a psychological wound if you don’t know you’re injured”. Guy teaches us a lesson on why it is so important to practice emotional hygiene. Guy Winch Ph.D. is a psychologist, speaker, and author whose books have been [More]
Your Reality Create Your Thoughts by Dr. Wayne Dyer In this PBS special, Dr. Wayne Dyer discusses his interpretations of the Tao through shared stories and personal experiences. Many of these teachings come from the teachings of Lao Tzu and Confucius. Dr. Dyer talks of dying before you die, the importance of being flexible in body and mind, and the anchor of the universe which resides within us all. WAYNE W. DYER, PH.D., is an world renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of over 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has [More]
Ram Dass | The Advanced Course [Full Lecture]   We suffer when there is an imbalance between our inner truth and the way we live our lives. Responding to a comment by one of the participants at the 1993 “Wisdom Heart” retreat, Ram Dass gave this lecture about bringing greater awareness into each and every moment of our lives. (Summer 1993) Photos: Lisa Law, Tom Asher, Rameshwar Das
Real-Time Face Tracking & 3D Projection Mapping CREATORS NOBUMICHI ASAI [OMOTE] (PRODUCER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – PICS)/ YKBX (DIRECTOR) HIROTO KUWAHARA [OMOTE] (MAKEUP ARTIST / FACE DIRECTOR) / EVALA (MUSIC) PAUL LACROIX [OMOTE] (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR / SYSTEM ARCHITECT – TRANSIT DIGITAL WORKS) TOSHIHIKO SAKATA (CG PRODUCER – FILM) KAZUHIRO KOBAYASHI (CG DIRECTOR- FILM) KENTARO KOYAKU (CG DESIGNER – PICTREGO) SHINTARO NODA (CG DESIGNER) NAOFUMI YAMAMOTO (CG DESIGNER) KAZUHIRO NAKAMURA (COLORIST – McRAY) JUNYA HIRAOKA (PRODUCER – STORY WRITER) YUTO NAGASHIO (PRODUCTION MANAGER – STORY WRITER) YAE DOI (PRODUCTION MANAGER – PICS) SPECIAL THANKS TASHUAKI OKADA (3D DATA SCANNING – KENSHIART) [More]
Existence is Quite Weird by Alan Watts   What is life about? Who am I? What do you think you are?   “Wonder is the beginning of philosophy.” – Aristotle   “Existence is relationship and you are smack dab in the middle of it.” – Alan Watts   Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejourneyofpurposeTJOP Music: Zack Hemsey – The Way The Grey Soundtrack Into The Fray