Archive for August, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut – How To Get A Job Like Mine

Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture at Albion Collage where he received a honorary doctorate in 2002. The lecture’s title is “How to Get Job Like Mine”. This tape was donated to the Art Science Research by Mr. Vonnegut.

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Blue Gold : World Water Wars

Award-winning featured documentary narrated by Malcolm McDowell.
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today,
DVD at Netflix and www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com

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Kickass Kid of the Day

13-year-old knuckleballer Chelsea Baker hasn’t lost a single sanctioned game in four straight seasons, and is widely believed to be the best Little Leaguer in the country.

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Let’s be honest about the economy

A parent to his young child: “I’m sorry honey, our generation is not able to fund research and development of new and cool things that your generation can use to grow the economy and improve the quality of life. And we cannot rebuild the bridges because we are using today’s dollars and tomorrow’s dollars to fund two insane wars and bailing out unregulated banks. The economy you inherit will  have to depend on new stuff created by other countries who had the money and intelligence and vision to invest in R and D. You’ll also inherit a huge debt we created to fund these unwinable wars. You’ll just have to get used to living with less, a lot less. You understand, don’t you?”

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Lemonade

What do people who were once paid to be creative for a living do when they’re laid off?

They get creative with their own lives.

Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What if?”

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Crises of Capitalism (RSA Animate)

In this RSA Animate, radical social theorist David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a system that really could be responsible, just, and humane?

This is based on a lecture at the RSA (www.theRSA.org).

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Jon Blais – The Blazeman

Blais completed the 2005 Ford Ironman World Championship despite being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This year, Blais returned to Kona to celebrate the athletic accomplishments of new supporters of “The War on ALS.”

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Life science in prison (Nalini Nadkarni)

Nalini Nadkarni challenges our perspective on trees and prisons — she says both can be more dynamic than we think. Through a partnership with the state of Washington, she brings science classes and conservation programs to inmates, with unexpected results.

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