Archive for October, 2010

The Real Price of Food – Raj Patel

College of the Atlantic’s food conference Food for Thought, Time for Action: Sustainable food, farming and fisheries for the 21st century. Keynote speaker Patel is a visiting scholar at the Center for African Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and a fellow at the Food First Institute of Food and Development Policy in Oakland, CA.

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My little piece of privacy

Artist/inventor Nicklas Roy has a storefront workshop in Berlin. He rigged a little curtain in the front window to follow people passing by on the sidewalk.

Via Neatorama

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All Creative Work Is Derivative

All creative work builds on what came before.

Photographed and animated by Nina Paley. Music by Todd Michaelsen

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Questions that indigenous people ask…

I was listening to a podcast the other day and the speaker made a reference to something that caused me to pause the podcast and pause my thoughts.

He quoted something Angeles Arrien once wrote/said.

When I heard the words in the podcast I stopped what I was doing and googled her and I amazoned her. I wanted to know more about this person and what she knew, said, thought, and felt.

Below is the quote I heard on the podcast.

Here are questions that indigenous peoples use daily as they recognize each day is a gift.

If you are disturbed or depressed or dispirited, people will say to you:

  • Where in your life did you stop singing?
  • Where in your life did you stop dancing?
  • Where in your life did you stop being enchanted by stories — especially your own story?
  • Where in your life did you stop being comfortable with the sweet territory of silence?

From Angeles Arrien

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Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.

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Let your voice be heard

When I read my poems to groups the first thing they ask me is:

  • Have you published your poems?

The second things they tell me is:

  • You should offer an audio version of your poems.

Well, I can now offer them both. A book version and an audio version of my poems on Lulu.com

I recently created an audio CD version of my two books of poetry.

Thought Bubbles (audio CD)

Just Sitting on the Edge of My Mind… Listening (audio CD)

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Chuck Close’s Advice to Artists During a Crisis

The contemporary artist says the best time to make art is when everyone thinks art is dead.

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Madness as Muse

Jamison dispels some of the romance surrounding the life of the depressed artist, and argues that its possible to treat mental illness without losing creative impulses.

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