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_

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So inspired by the bright spark in this young kid. Awesome stuff. :)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.

To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone

Bored with his ad agency gig and the uninspiring work he was producing, Ji Lee – now Creative Director of Google Creative Lab – decided to take matters into his own hands in 2002. The result was the ad-spoofing Bubble Project, in which Lee placed blank speech bubbles on ads around New York City. The masses responded and the project went viral, gaining Lee recognition and ultimately forwarding his professional career. Here, Lee talks about how he created, financed, and marketed the project single-handedly.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein

Have heard so much about Improv(isation) this year and experienced the brilliant generative impacts of its creative principles - with a big thank you to Michelle James and Viv McWaters. Looking forward to Improv classes in 2012 and spending more time playing. :)

Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, “ghostbusters” running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.

TED Talk from @TEDchris: How web video is powering global innovation (and social change).

TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter …

Fascinating and funny TED Talk from Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex. #collaboration #innovation #collective #evolution

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

Creative, innovative, cool.

The Fun Theory: We believe that the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do.