Sunday, March 21, 2010

Why Teaching is NOT like making motor cars.... CNN

(CNN) -- Sir Ken Robinson says our education system works like a factory. It's based on models of mass production and conformity that actually prevent kids from finding their passions and succeeding, he said.

"The problem is that educating young people is not like making motorcars -- at all," the author and educator said in a recent interview. "And one key difference is that motorcars have no interest in how they're made, and young people do."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Papiroflexia (Spanish for "Origami") is the animated tale of Fred, a skilful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands. To see more films by Joaquin Baldwin go to

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Between the Folds

From SHAPE to FORM...2D to 3D...Amazing Artists: "paperfolders"! No adding, no subtracting, origami is a metamorphic art form. It involves science, math, music and the creative process: ART! Watch these fascinating artists. Cool people, insects, seahorses, dragons..a thousand steps to fold from start to finish?

Independent LensEpisode: Between the Folds
Origami - it's no longer just paper cranes. A determined group of theoretical scientists and fine artists have abandoned conventional careers to forge unlikely new lives as modern paper folders. These intrepid individuals are interpreting the world in paper, creating a wild mix of sensibilities that redefine art, science and creativity.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Please watch this...Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

Martin Puryear's LADDER

What does this symbolize for you?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson