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Pixar: A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features: Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation…

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Following up on my previous post “Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?” — Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence. Why you should listen to him:  Why don’t we get the…

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J.J. Abrams: The Mystery Box

Writer, director and producer J.J. Abrams makes smart, addictive dramas like TV’s Lost, and films like Cloverfield and the new Star Trek. Why you should listen to him: As the Emmy-winning creator of the smart, addictive TV dramas Lost, Alias and Felicity, J.J. Abrams’ name looms large on the small screen. As the writer/director behind…

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Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Now I’ve been, somewhat, on both sides of this equation… as a former college Professor, and as a student, and to a degree played the roles of student and teacher a number of times, back and forth, both professionally and I suppose a bit in my private life as well.  Always looking to learn more,…

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Life On Other Planets And The Future Of Human Civilization

 When I was a kid, while naturally I did get my fair dose of animation, and science fiction (… like “Dr. Who”),… I also, secretly, loved watching shows on real world and theoretical science.  I came across this great TED talk that “District 9” director Neill Blomkamp recently gave at TEDxVancouver and I thought I’d…

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