Saturday, 16 May 2009

Richard Dawkins - 5 minute interview



I'm not a big fan of Dawkins, but I think he comes across fairly well in this.

I'm not a big fan of the five minute format thing either, but seems to work here.

Generally I think Dawkins is wrong to reject the existence of interior realms, or else to reduce the idea of the knowable to the exterior scientific viewpoint.

Juxtaposes nicely with the previous talk I posted from Wade Davis - talking about the validity of alternative trans-personal interior realms.

Wade Davis on endangered cultures



With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.

Monday, 11 May 2009

How to create a global movement

How to create a global movement: Seth Godin: Discusses why "tribes", not money or factories, will change the world. (A T.E.D. talk)




Here is another talk I spotted today (16 June 2009) (that I think is related (so I have added it to this post rather than creating a new one).




And yet another related video I spotted today (18 June 2009) (so I have added it to this post rather than creating a new one). This one is about the power of "collaboration" vs "institution" and the use of new technologies in coordinating collaboration. Clay Shirky discusses how the drive for coordinated useful group action can be inbuilt into the information infrastructure, thus avoiding the requirement for costly institutions. Some very useful insights in this last one.



Katherine Fulton : 5 new trends in the democratisation of philanthrophy.