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August 11, 2008 Archives

I’m Laughing at Clouds

posted by Emily Herzlin

Sunday night I went to a friend’s going away party. The party was fun and a lot of my close friends were there, but there were two things that bothered me throughout the evening. One was personal, one was more […]

speaking of Beijing . ..

posted by Greg Zwahlen

John Massengale, a prominent architect and sometime colleague of Robert A.M. Stern, has a great recent post about all of the new architecture in Beijing. Many architects have been praising the scale and audacity of both the Beijing building boom […]

Beijing Olympics: Interdependence Ties The Mind into a Goddamn Pretzel

posted by Ethan Nichtern

So, Friday’s opening ceremony is widely being heralded as the coolest choreography since…well…maybe ever. Co-Directed by Zhang Yimou, the director who created Raise the Red Lantern and Hero (one of the coolest visual movies ever), it was pretty off the […]

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Mixing technology and practice
There were many more good sessions at the Wisdom 2.0 conference this weekend. The intention of the organizers is to post videos. I'll let you know when. Here are some of my notes from a second panel. How do we use modern, social media technologies — such as this blog — to both further o

posted 3:54:40pm May. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Wisdom 2.0
If a zen master were sitting next to the chief technical officer of Twitter, what would they talk about? That sounds like a hypothetical overheared at a bar in San Francisco. But this weekend I saw the very thing at Soren Gordhamer's Wisdom 2.0 conference — named after his book of the same nam

posted 1:43:19pm May. 01, 2010 | read full post »

The Buddha at Work - "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."
"The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing." - Alex Winter, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"That's us, dude!" - Keanu Reeves, as Ted "Theodore" LoganWhoa! Excellent! I've had impermanence on my mind recently. I've talked about it her

posted 2:20:00pm Jan. 28, 2010 | read full post »

Sometimes You Find Enlightenment by Punching People in the Face
This week I'm curating a guest post from Jonathan Mead, a friend who inspires by living life on his own terms and sharing what he can with others.  To quote from Jonathan's own site, Illuminated Mind: "The reason for everything: To create a revolution based on authentic action. A social movemen

posted 12:32:23pm Jan. 27, 2010 | read full post »


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