possible universe

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

David Hood

optimist. instigator. facilitator. explorer.

collaborative social systems architect for better futures_

Recent Tweets @davidahood
Who I Follow

Happy Birthday @EddieHarran. Such a superb day in the park to celebrate your first 30 years. Imagine the next 30!? Love you buddy. :) xo (at Carlton Gardens)

An embroidery of voids, by Daniel Crooks. #melbournenow (at National Gallery Of Victoria)


Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund


Artwork by Hiking Artist

2013 was a big year for Uber. They raised a quarter billion dollars from Google, launched in dozens of cities worldwide, and they became the latest company to inspire a series of “uber…

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
RIP Nelson Mandelawords to remember. (via explore-blog)

(via explore-blog)

Why we are here (according to gapingvoid).

From http://www.gapingvoidart.com/gallery/we-are-here/

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." ~ Eden Phillpotts

Making, hacking, fixing and playing #Eurisko13 with @paulzee @imhaileycoop @matthewwillcox @actionforesight @kirstenalarsen @ren_hill (at Arts House Meat Market)

Today is the 1st day of SIXAUS #ChangeFest! Opening night events in 6 cities + lots more, check it out & join in: http://thndr.it/1hZ1eSi

Inscription on his headstone. On a ship the trimtab is a small but crucial part of a the rudder mechanism, which controls the direction of the vessel; on an aircraft it is a small adjustable tab on the trailing edge of the elevator control surface set by the pilot to trim the aircraft in a steady and level orientation. This use for his epitaph comes from statements he had made in life, including an interview with Barry Farrell in Playboy (February 1972):
Something hit me very hard once, thinking about what one little man could do. Think of the Queen Mary — the whole ship goes by and then comes the rudder. And there’s a tiny thing at the edge of the rudder called a trimtab.
It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving the little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. Takes almost no effort at all. So I said that the little individual can be a trimtab. Society thinks it’s going right by you, that it’s left you altogether. But if you’re doing dynamic things mentally, the fact is that you can just put your foot out like that and the whole big ship of state is going to go.
So I said, call me Trimtab.
Bucky Fuller http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

I’ve noted that those who endure, who have stamina for the long haul and become wiser in their actions over time, are those who are not attached to outcomes. They don’t seek security in plans or accomplishments. They exchange certainty for curiosity, fear for generosity. They plunge into the problem, treat their attempts as experiments and learn as they go. This kind of insecurity is energising; people become engaged in figuring out what works instead of needing to be right or worrying about how to avoid failure. 

~  Margaret Wheatley 

Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
Ayn Rand (via @ChrisCade)
The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.
David Bohm (via @IvanCampuzano)
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
Merry Browne (via @Iconic 88)
You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the the hour of the new clarity.
Rainer Maria Rilke (via Margaret Wheatley, Turning to One Another)