Friday, September 24, 2010

A Recipe for Longevity (WisdomCard)

I'm testing out the new Social WisdomCards we've just designed at OrganizedWisdom. They are designed to be social objects to be shared, embedded, passed around, etc. to help as many people as possible.

Here's the Recipe for Longevity WisdomCard in 2 different sizes:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Clay Shirky at TED: Cognitive Surplus Will Change the World

Another inspiring presentation by Clay Shirky....Much of what we are building at OrganizedWisdom is based specifically on the themes discussed in this video and Shirky's speech on Filter Failure.  Amazing ideas worth sharing for sure!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting Ready for My Pilgrimage to The Lightning Field

Five years ago I posted about Walter De Maria's The Lightning Field, a place I've wanted to experience for many years.

I'm so excited because this weekend I will finally get to make this pilgrimage (a rare treat that only 6 people get to take every 24 hours...and only 6 months out of the year).

 You can read more about the details of our adventure on @katyahancock's blog C'est La Vie, etc. but here are some highlights about the place/sculpture from the Dia Website:

Commissioned and maintained by Dia Art Foundation, The Lightning Field is recognized internationally as one of the late-twentieth century’s most significant works of art and exemplifies Dia’s commitment to the support of art projects whose nature and scale exceed the limits normally available within the traditional museum or gallery.

I'm still debating whether or not I will try to check in on Foursquare or send a tweet while experiencing The Lightning Field.  Perhaps I will post some audio if my cell works:)

Monday, May 17, 2010

What Does "School" Look Like in the Future?

For a few years I've been taking free classes online. I've had the benefit of watching and listening to hundreds of amazing podcasts and videos on YouTube, iTunes, blogs and so many great sites from This Week In Start-ups, to TED Talks, to the Kahn Academy.

The question I keep asking myself these days, is what will "school" look like in the future? Will people even need/want to go to college to learn knowledge or will they just go for the experience/social aspects? Will "higher-education" and Universities be necessary only for certain types of professions?

One thing that I am certain of is that anyone with access to a computer and the Internet can now get an amazing education for free. Like the hundreds of thousands who now learn from this one guy everyday...

Sal Khan at Gel 2010 from Gel Conference on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Must Watch Videos For Any Entrepreneur: The Lean Start-Up

I recommend this video interview with Eric Ries and Robert Scoble about the Lean Start-up philosophy. Each session takes 30 minutes to watch, but if you are building a new product or start-up company, it will teach you more than any business class ever will.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Before Lady Gaga There Was Grandmaster Melle Mel

Two movies helped shape me more than most growing up and made me want to move to New York City when I was a kid from Iowa: WhildStyle and Beat Street.

Both are packed with many of the same things I still love to this day: graffiti art, breakdancing, and rap.

Here's one of the classic raps from Beat Street. Besides seeing how NYC was a wasteland only 25 years ago, it is hilarious to see the outfits. Lady Gaga has nothing on these guys....