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inside out project

02/19/13 4 Comments

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outside of the watari museum of contemporary art in japan, you’ll find this cool mural from parisian artist jr’s “inside out project.”  background here:

On March 2, 2011, at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, JR called for the creation of a global art project – the Inside Out Project – inspired by his large‐format street “pastings.” The concept of the project is to give everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and a statement of what they stand for, with the world. IOP provides individuals and groups from all corners of the globe with a vehicle to make a statement. Anyone can participate, and is challenged to use photographic portraits to share the untold stories and images of people in their communities.

see how the project travels around the world in the video below.  if you want to take part in it, click here.

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what is success to you?  for basketball coach john wooden, it wasn’t the common answers of material possessions and status.  it even ran deeper than his 10 national championships and over 600 wins.  as we hear in this ted talk, wooden defined success as “peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”  for more of his views on the topic, check out the video above and his “pyramid of success” below.

john wooden on success

12/27/11

all my life i was a motormouth. now i have spoken my last words and i don’t even remember for sure what they were.

when roger ebert’s battle with thyroid cancer took away his ability to speak, the film critic’s laptop became his primary means of communication.  in this ted talk, ebert, with his wife, friends and “alex,” explains how technology has helped him press on with his disability.  you can hear more from him on twitter and his webpage.

remaking my voice

04/29/11 1 Comment

sam richards, a senior lecturer of sociology at penn state university, believes that empathy is central to his field of expertise.  in his ted talk, he puts this relationship in action by encouraging his audience to stand in an iraqi insurgent’s figurative shoes.

related:  dr. richards heads up the world in conversation project which “explores the relationships between people of different cultural and ancestral groups through small group dialogues.”  click here for more info.

a radical experiment in empathy

04/21/11 1 Comment

a ted talk by “researcher-storyteller” brené brown.  working as a research professor at the university of houston’s grad college of social work,  dr. brown has spent the past decade+ exploring the concepts of vulnerability, courage, authenticity and shame.  some of her findings were interesting in that they reveal a lot about how and why we live our lives.  by way of jose.

the power of vulnerability

02/07/11 1 Comment

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