Category: Type-Video

HALT! – don’t make decisions when you are Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired

VIDEO (How to): The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from trivial to life-changing. But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Humans have a limited reserve of daily energy that’s dependent on adequate rest and sustenance. As these reservoirs are depleted, our ability to make sound judgments can deteriorate. Using the HALT system — ask yourself if you are: Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired — to do a personal self-inventory, we can recognize when we’re most vulnerable to making poor decisions.

SOURCE: Quartz

The stories behind The New Yorker’s iconic covers

VIDEO: In this visual retrospective, Francois Mouly, longstanding Art Editor of the New Yorker, considers how a simple drawing can cut through the torrent of images that we see every day and elegantly capture the feeling (and the sensibility) of a moment in time. Although referring solely to the New Yorker, the video covers a much larger sweep in terms of how line and colour, stripped to essentials, can capture ideas and the spirit of events.


Reality might be hallucinations created by your brain

VIDEO According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we’re all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality.” Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen?

Don’t miss this completely fascinating talk that challenges all our conceptions of reality and consciousness — and is eerily similar to the teachings of Zen Buddhism.

SOURCE: TED via YouTube

Where do ideas come from?

VIDEO: This short film tackles the nebulous origins of inspiration. Does a good idea strike like a bolt of lightning, or does it emerge from a soup of random ingredients cooked at just the right temperature? In a series of brief interviews with writers, artists, kids, and other creatives, we get personal perspectives on where the best ideas originate.

SOURCE: Colossal

4 steps you can take to mitigate climate change to the max

INFOGRAPHIC & VIDEO: The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions. A study recommends four widely applicable high-impact (i.e. low emissions) actions with the potential to contribute to systemic change and substantially reduce annual personal emissions: 1. having one fewer child, 2. living car-free, 3. avoiding airplane travel and 4. eating a plant-based diet. These actions have much greater potential to reduce emissions than commonly promoted strategies like comprehensive recycling (four times less effective than a plant-based diet) or changing household lightbulbs (eight times less).

SOURCE: Environmental Research Letters

Seeing AI: Microsoft’s smartphone app for enhancing the world for the visually impaired

VIDEO: A free app that uses a smartphone to narrate the world around you. Designed for the visually impaired, this research product from Microsoft harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and the cloud to describe people, text, objects and more. The app turns the visual world into an audible experience.

SOURCE: Microsoft

The third thumb: prosthetic that enhances the prehensile capability of the hand

VIDEO: The human thumb has a really dynamic movement, the opposing movements working together make the thumb more functional than a single finger. The Third Thumb replicates these movements. It investigates the relationship between the body and prosthetic technology in new ways. It is part tool, part experience, and part self-expression. It instigates necessary conversation about the definition of ‘ability’. The Third Thumb aims to challenge the perception of prosthetics. By extending the body it creates a similar trajectory for prosthetics as glasses or plastic surgery — creating a shift from medical device to positive body image statement.

SOURCE: Dani Clode Design

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