Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from Grumpy Planet & Blue Zoo Animation.
 A little taster of the latest show "Planets:
 The Greatest Show In The Universe"

Halloween With Grumpy Planet from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.

What a great way to overcome fears
 playing with funny monsters!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What Is Art?

There is a great question
 with difficult answer or solution.

What Is Art? from Stanley Ka Chun Chan on Vimeo.

 If art is a creative human expression,
  we all have inside us an artist.
You can awaken the inner artist
when you find through exploration.

 There's many nice ways
 to find a gateway.

A study into how children under 5 years of age
 use and perceive cultural institutions.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The sense of wonder

"As children dig their hands into the dirt,
 hear the buzz of pollinating insects,
 smell the rich earth, 
and taste fresh-grown vegetables,
 they are also stimulating
 their sense of wonder 
and cultivating a love for learning.

We believe that children
 who understand and fall in love
 with the natural world 
will later be inspired to help 
solve the environmental challenges
 of our time."

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time travel

The author of this animation 
asked some kids the question:
" If you had a time machine
 and could go anywhere you wanted,
 where would you go ? "

And these were their answers.

Time Travel from Chelsea G.R. on Vimeo.

But we need the time to travel through the time
and we can't enjoy the world  if we have many homework
as The Bazillions tell us on their song  "No homework"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Harmonious combination

The symbiosis between musical compositions
 and images of the nature of  videos by Lucas Thanos
is a harmonious combination that can inspire the best emotions.

Have a nice flight through this great music.

" Huanglong (simplified Chinese: 黄龙; traditional Chinese: 黃龍;
 pinyin: Huánglóng; literally: "yellow dragon")is a scenic
 and historic interest area in the northwest part of Sichuan, China.
 It is located in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range,
 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northwest of the capital Chengdu.
 This area is known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits,
 especially in Huanglonggou (Yellow Dragon Gully), 
as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks,
 waterfalls and hot springs. Huanglong is also home 
to many endangered species including
 the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey.
 Huanglong was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992."

" Erta Ale (or Ertale or Irta'ale) is a continuously active basaltic
shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia.
It is in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area
spanning the border with Eritrea,
and the volcano itself is surrounded completely
 by an area below sea level,[citation needed]
making it a relatively low-elevation volcano.
It is the most active volcano in Ethiopia."
" The Giant's Causeway (known as Clochán an Aifir or
 Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish and tha Giant's Causey in Ulster-Scots)
 is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns,
 the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
 It is located in County Antrim on the northeast
 coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km)
 northeast of the town of Bushmills.
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
 in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987
by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.
 In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers,
the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth
 greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom.
 The tops of the columns form stepping stones
 that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea.
 Most of the columns are hexagonal,
although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides.
The tallest are about 12 metres (39 ft) high,
and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 metres (92 ft) thick in places.
The Giant's Causeway is today owned and managed
 by the National Trust and it is the most
popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland."

Thanks to Lucas Thanos
 for sharing his music
that is a gift to the senses.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Some questions about robots

Sometimes, children ask questions about the future
and we don't have answer for them.
Perhaps, it isn't so important to give them answers
how to look at your intuitive questions.
Their questions, thanks to his naive curiosity,
may represent, for a right progress, the directionality.

Maybe the robots themselves are not a problem
because they depend on the program and for what purpose.
There's some videos to think about it.

The opinions of some experts.

When Will Robots Take Over the World? from The Atlantic on Vimeo.

 A chronological overview.

Technological Singularity from Michael Dring on Vimeo.

 A hypothetical domain of robots.

ROBONOVIA from Children's Museum of the Arts on Vimeo.

A curiosity:
from 1495  the first robot in human form
by   Leonardo Da Vinci 

 Maybe robots could programmed himself someday.
 As machines, they learn from their mistakes.
 So, they would be progressively optimized.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Life teaches

Many great men of the past with stunning ideas
perhaps would chagrin of use made of any text
because they lose all sense out of context.

Every idea makes sense in terms of its environment,
and we can imagine its evolution in time,
but if we apply it literally is not always valid.

For instance:

The great John Dewey gives us his pragmatic sense
at a social moment too theorist,
 but in a pragmatic society
 would perhaps postulates opposites.

The great Maria Montessori emphasized hygiene
 in a  social environment precarious,
 but in a wealthy  and technological society
maybe would have very different ideas.

 the same Dewey gives us a solution 
when life is defined as education.

Life teaches, so let's live.
 Sharing moments, the best gift.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Another kind of Art

It's another kind of art, 
made by the people for the people.
It's another kind of party or play,
for living between friends, or between fathers and sons.
It's the people moving for the same sensation: 
the nature and her conservation.
there's a lot of people 
with common sense