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The Virtual Choir

Posted on April 17th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments


A truly impressive project. Eric Whitacre and his forming of a choir around hundreds and then thousands of virtual voices. Via TED.… more


Work in the Conceptual Age

Posted on September 6th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

The three paragraphs on this page at gigaom offer a variety of links leading to some great posts touching on various aspects of generalism and work. As the intro lines state: “‘Big-picture thinking and inventiveness are going to be the key to professional success in a new “conceptual age.’ In a series of posts over at WebWorkerDaily, Imran Ali has been musing on the type of work that we might be doing in the future, the skills that will be required, and the type of teams we might be working in.” (Hat tip to augustdiva!)

Separate but related – work in the conceptual age – is this TED Talk by Dan Pink.… more


Generational Mission

Posted on April 13th, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

Al Gore recently updated his Inconvenient Truth presentation and premiered it at TED last month. It’s well worth watching. In it he moves beyond making the case that climate change is real and important to challenging us to act with a sense of “generational mission” to set it right. This coincides, incidentally, with his launch of a three-year, $300 million climate change campaign, one of the most ambitious and costly public advocacy campaigns in U.S. history.

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