Posts Tagged ‘TED conference’
Buon Giorno a tutti!! Even if it’s almost summer is cloudy at Rome today, I suppose you all are preparing summer holidays there are so many fantantic places to go like Stoccholm to find Miss Lopez, I hope I can visit her soon.
I’ve seen the fantastic lingerie post and great Koket furniture and miss miranda around Galicia , I envy her!!
Today we’re going to see JR a french street artist, that with a camera, a dedicated wheatpasting crew and the help of whole villages and favelas, shows the world its true face, JR is also the 2011 TED Prize winner.
Working anonymously, pasting his giant images on buildings, trains, bridges, the often-guerrilla artist JR forces us to see each other. Traveling to distant, often dangerous places — the slums of Kenya, the favelas of Brazil — he infiltrates communities, befriending inhabitants and recruiting them as models and collaborators. He gets in his subjects’ faces with a 28mm wide-angle lens, resulting in portraits that are unguarded, funny, soulful, real, that capture the sprits of individuals who normally go unseen. The blown-up images pasted on urban surfaces – the sides of buildings, bridges, trains, buses, on rooftops — confront and engage audiences where they least expect it. Images of Parisian thugs are pasted up in bourgeois neighborhoods; photos of Israelis and Palestinians are posted together on both sides of the walls that separate them.
JR’s most recent project, “Women Are Heroes,” depicts women “dealing with the effects of war, poverty, violence, and oppression” from Rio de Janeiro, Phnom Penh, Delhi and several African cities. And his TED Prize wish opens an even wider lens on the world — asking us all to turn the world inside out. Visit his site http://www.insideoutproject.net/
Keep inspired, take some pictures and feelgood womanhood!!
Buon Giorno a tutti!! Today from sunny Rome here you have this TED conference The hidden power of smiling.
The conference is about something we all love: to SMILE. Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of HealthTap, (a personalized health-info site that’s currently in beta), and also the organizer of TED for SiliconValley, explains to us in this funny conference how smiling can predict longevity and says that smiling is a superpower . I like to believe that we, Miss Lopez’s girls, are all supergirls so keep smiling and feel-good womanhood!!
Miss Marisa’s Revolutions we need: Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen
Buon Giorno a tutti!! Today at Rome we have a cloudy but warm spring day. I would like to thank Miss Lopez for the lovely, please take me to a Tapas tasting, send you a lot of baci !! And I would like to say Buon Viaggio – have a nice trip!!- to Miss miranda going to Polland, can not wait to see the pictures!!
Today the post is about a must TED video from Hans Rosling and the new way of conceive data: What if we don’t have the right data to valuate the world that surrounds us? What if we’re only having preconceived information from media or scientists? What if the world is improving and nobody tells us? Hans Rosling gives us Good News because another important revolution of our days will be that Good - not Bad- news will be great news.
Even the most worldly and well-traveled among us will have their perspectives shifted by Hans Rosling. A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the West. In fact, most of the Third World is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.
This original authos is going to present his data in the most original way you’ve never seen
By any logic, a presentation that tracks global health and poverty trends should be, in a word: boring. But in Rosling’s hands, data sings. Trends come to life. And the big picture — usually hazy at best — snaps into sharp focus.
Rosling’s presentations are grounded in solid statistics (often drawn from United Nations data), illustrated by the visualization software he developed. The animations transform development statistics into moving bubbles and flowing curves that make global trends clear, intuitive and even playful. During his legendary presentations, Rosling takes this one step farther, narrating the animations with a sportscaster’s flair.
Rosling developed the breakthrough software behind his visualizations through his nonprofit Gapminder ( www.gapminder.com) The free software — which can be loaded with any data — was purchased by Google in March 2007.
Rosling began his wide-ranging career as a physician, spending many years in rural Africa tracking a rare paralytic disease (which he named konzo) and discovering its cause: hunger and badly processed cassava. He co-founded Médecins sans Frontièrs (Doctors without Borders) Sweden, wrote a textbook on global health, and as a professor at the Karolinska Institut in Stockholm initiated key international research collaborations. He’s also personally argued with many heads of state, including Fidel Castro.
As if all this weren’t enough, the irrepressible Rosling is also an accomplished sword-swallower — a skill he demonstrated at TED2007.
Keep well informed and feel good womanhood!! Ciao-Ciao
Buona domenica – good sunday- a tutti!!
This is Miss Marisa again from warm Rome and the fact that Miss Lopez is always in amazing places like Urban Deli, reminds me one Ted conference where Steven Johnson talks about ‘bars’ important place for latin and not only latin culture and you’ll see why in the conference.
Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience.
His upcoming work, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation , tells the fascinating stories of great ideas and great thinkers across disciplines.
No mere chronicler of technology, Johnson is himself a longtime innovator in the web world: He was founder and Editor in Chief of FEED, one of the earliest and most interesting online magazines. He cofounded outside.in, an intriguing website that maps online conversations to real-world neighborhoods.
This is his site: http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/
I would like to wish ‘good luck’ to Miss Lopez for her thesis about Feelgood Networking, blogging and social media, We all keep our finger crossed!!!
And I hope you find some good ideas, we all need them, and feelgood womanhood!!!
Buon Giorno a tutti from sunny and not that frozen Rome today!!
As you’ve seen in last Miss Lopez post China is the country where to do business today, but as all we know, there is not only business in China.
The moment to better known Asia and Asian culture is Now.
How are we going to know China, the country first economic power to be in the next years?
Martin Jacques helps us to open our minds to understand china culture. Martin Jacques is the author of When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World. His interest in East Asia began in 1993 with a holiday in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. After that, he found every reason or excuse he could find to spend time in the region, be it personal, for newspaper articles or television programs. His research on the book started in earnest when he went to live in Hong Kong with his wife and nine-week old son Ravi in 1998. During the following year he travelled extensively in China, Japan and Taiwan.
There’s no limit to woman curiosity and Asia and its cultural implications in Occidental lives is a matter that I’m really curious to know.
Keep curious and feel good womanhood!!