The Insight of Bret Victor

A Vision of the Future — Really?! I love stumbling upon a brilliant mind at the right time, a person whose amazing insight causes you to have some fundamental perceptual shifts that enlighten your path forward. The video at the end of this post began one of those encounters. But first… Bret was a Human Interface Inventor at Apple, an… Continue reading

Introducing Mr. Toilet

Mr. Toilet, a real man–Mr. Jack Sim, is the perfect spokesperson for a very serious issue: He’s likable, a bit unusual, passionately committed to a cause, speaks in such a way as to inspire, and is just odd enough to be funny. In just three short minutes he captures everyone’s attention about a very serious issue that the vast majority… Continue reading

What Does This Really Mean?

Most film is shot at around 24 – 30 frames per second. High speed photography may go as high as a few thousand frames per second. But MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new photography system … that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video… Continue reading

Charles Dickens an Avid Walker

I didn’t know this brilliant author wrestled so with writing and used extremely long and fast walks as his “therapy.” Dickens was from childhood an avid, even compulsive, walker. He once wrote. “I think I must be the descendant, at no great distance, of some irreclaimable tramp.” Scarcely a day went by that Dickens didn’t flee his desk and take… Continue reading