I just joined the board of this organization and had a wonderful retreat weekend learning about the amazing amounts of things they do for kids, for the community and ultimately for the world. They were the first community supported television station in the nation and helped bring Fred Roger’s neighborhood to the world. But those historical tidbits pale in comparison to what they’ve been up to over the last few years. They are an example of a rare collection of dedicated people with a passion to change lives for the better. Humbling experience.
1. What can you find on public television that you can’t find anywhere else? Warren Buffett on the economy (on Charlie Rose). This is the kind of discussion we don’t see very often (certainly not in the 24 hour news echo chamber). This was on a day or two before the vote in congress about the bailout. He declared the sorts of instruments used to create this crisis as “financial weapons of mass destruction” five or six years ago and had his company get completely out of the game.
2. The electoral college tracker is our… Infoporn of the week (the take away is a curious new news show produced by a partnership of people like PRI, the New York Times, and the BBC World Service.)
3. Worth watching this TED talk by DS+R (early pioneers in tech/installation art/architecture) principal Liz Diller, basically architecture as special effect
or you can just join the Pixel Liberation Front, on second thought, no.
Of course this would really liberate those pixels from the shackles of two dimensional rows and columns…
And of course once you’ve liberated them, you’ll want to use a different brush to paint their trajectories…
4. Or just be water my friend
5. Sign language by Sia
Everything will be OK
Nice Dashboard visualizing the performance of a museum…
This week in body surfing explores what happens when you strap a bunch of wheels all over your body.
This week in container-based housing.
Don’t be sad, James Bond will soon offer a quantum of solace
And finally a Guide for the unlucky.