Archive for February, 2008

On Digital Storytelling On Wednesday I had the chance to attend a talk by Joe Lambert at the Colorado History Museum. Joe is the Executive Director and founder of the Center for Digital Storytelling, where he works with my friend Daniel Weinshenker, who runs the Center’s Denver office. The CDS is a non-profit organization based [...]

what is art?

In: Art and Culture

22 Feb 2008

I adore creature comforts. Directed by Nick Park of Wallace and Grommet fame, it’s a british export brought to america to shed light on our thoughts on the most important issues of the day. In this example Donna sent over earlier today, a consideration on the topic of art. A delightful Friday diversion.

There are a lot of reasons to eat less meat, including personal health, the impact on climate change, and other environmental impacts, including pesticides and waste in rivers and waste in the water table. And then there’s the issue of factory farms in general, and the question of how to assure that giant meat producers [...]

Promoting Heritage I spent a couple of days last week attending the “Saving Places Conference” put on by the fine folks at Colorado Preservation. Colorado Preservation is recognized as one of the finest state organizations in the country focused on cultural heritage preservation. The Saving Places Conference is a great example of their excellent programs. [...]

Riverside has been dying for a long time. One of the first cemeteries in the american west designed as a park, with paths for carriages, and trees for shade, and roses, for a generation or so Riverside served as the resting place of the pillars of society, territorial governors and mayors and pioneers and publishers. [...]

Overview Over the past few years I’ve spent quite a bit of time working in the world of higher education, both as a consultant and an adjunct faculty member. It seems to me that the very institutions where students learn about the value of design thinking don’t internalize these ideas. Real opportunities for improved products [...]

yes we can

In: The Generalist

4 Feb 2008 of the black eyed peas produced this music video with the help of numerous musicians and hollywood types. The celebrity component is a bit superfluous (I’m not sure what Scarlett Johanssen is doing in there), but all in all it’s pretty compelling. Tomorrow, I will be caucusing for Barack Obama.


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