Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Denali Experiment

Great video of a team hiking Denali in Alaska and skiing and snowboarding the mountain. The description from the makers describes the film as
"Free-ride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements and make an attempt to climb, ski and snowboard Denali. Sage and Lucas get a helping hand from a huge cast of seasoned and professional climbers and ski mountaineers from the North Face Athlete Team, including Hilaree O’Neill, Conrad Anker, Ingrid Backstrom, Jim Zellers, Emilio Previtali and Giulia Monego, as the two embark on the hardest expedition of their lives."

Image from National Park Service

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tigger, Che and a Smurf at School together-

Great character renditions by Sakiroo Choi from South Korea.

Characters range from Darth Vader to Picasso and Ronald McDonald.  Below are a few of my favorites.

He calls this series "Yellow Lemon" and notes;
One day, I thought..There are schools to study a world-class class. Movie class, Comic class, Brand class and Artist class. Student is a celebrity. and they all wear school uniforms with yellow lemon.
See the full set at Behance

 Smurf #19
 Donald Duck #30
 Tigger #25
 Che Guevara #22
Mickey #21

Sakiroo Choi can be found
His website
Twitter @sakiroo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kid Do

I love this video of Gulver Tully presenting "5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kid Do" which is a shortened version of his book "50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)".  Perhaps the most insightful of them is teaching kids that things are "knowable".   It's a powerful concept.  You're not teaching facts, but creating the idea in them that they can learn it.  So if they hit a point where they do not know something, its not an end, there's another step which is to find it out. Whether it's a machine as Gulver is talking about, or a plant, animal, computer or anything else, there's always something to find out that we don't know.

This idea also plays into the idea of self efficacy.  Wikipedia defines it as the "belief that one is capable of performing in a certain manner to attain certain goals."  More simply, it's the believe that you can impact change, make something happen.  While some people see life happening to them, while others make things happen. 


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