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Here is an interesting look at the creative flow and direction enabled by the digital age.  Amazing and inspiring performance.

“Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.” (TED)



Ethics, politics, technology, economics, autonomous drones, robotic weapons, and the list goes on for topics that are covered in this TED talk.  For me, I will be using this when exploring the ethics of the development of new technologies, particularly in the field of computing and autonomous robotics.  One quote I might even make incorporate into a whole lesson, or exam:

“no robot should have an expectation of privacy in a public place”

As an educator I am always watching random video clips and presentations I find on the Internet, usually to do with teaching, pedagogy, innovation or leadership.  Tonight I stumbled upon this clip in the recommended list on YouTube, after looking at an intro clip on ‘Isle of Tune‘ but more about that later, and I found myself mesmerised by what this teacher was talking about.  Simply it comes down to the simple nature of learning through creative desire.  A basic human trait.  Watch it and see what you think.

This TED talk is a good one for use with senior Design and Technology, Computer Science, IT or Science students.  I could have a lot of fun with some of these toys in my class room.

As I watched this TED Talk I thought that maybe it should be called ‘Leading by Believing’.  This is a great talk about the way Simon Sinek has explored and defined a theory for why great leaders inspire.  He cleverly links his ideas to contemporary marketting practise, historic leaders and the potential of the future.  I feel his quote,”People don’t buy what you do.  They buy what you believe” leads to rich range of possibilities for those that embrace it.

Yesterday I posted about creativity and potential of thinking a little out of the square.  Here is a TED Talk that shows the result of thinking from the fuure back. That is thinking not by what constrains current concepts and practices but by what do we want to achieve.  Watching this has made me contemplate where these simple and flexible technologies can fit within education.  I am picturing obvious links with computer programming, electronic circuitry, but I am also imagining uses within storytelling, the dramatic arts, art, animation and design.  What fun could be had?

This talk gives a lot to think about in relation to the symbiotic relationship between human and machine development.  Very interesting.