Archive for October, 2010
The Buggles are an English New Wave band consisting of Trevor Horn (vocals, bass guitar, guitar) and Geoff Downes (keyboards, drums, percussion). They are remembered for their 1979 debut single “Video Killed the Radio Star” that was #1 on the singles chart in 16 different countries. Its music video was the first to be shown on MTV in the U.S. at 00:01 on 1 August 1981.
For years I just sort of assumed that cells were self-reproducing blobs of protein. Maybe you did too. Turns out they’re way smarter than that. You will be amazed at this video. Dr. Bonnie Bassler from Princeton University presents a beautiful TED talk on how bacteria communicate with each other by forming words out of simple molecules.
She also explains…
- How bacteria strategize together on how to ‘take down’ their host
- Elegant systems of bioluminescence
- Symbiotic relationships between organisms
- Cells speak multiple languages
Al mar eché un poema
que llevó con el mis preguntas y mi voz
Como un lento barco se perdió en la espuma
Le pedí que no diera la vuelta
sin haber visto el altamar
y en sueños hablar conmigo de lo que vio
Aun si no volviera
yo sabría si llegó
Viajar la vida entera
por la calma azul en tormentas zozobrar
poco importa el modo si algún puerto espera
Aguardé tanto tiempo el mensaje
que olvidé volver al mar
y así yo perdí aquel poema
grité a los cielos todo mi rencor
lo hallé por fin pero escrito en la arena
como un oración
El mar golpeó en mis venas
y libró mi corazón.
Coming up with an innovative idea will require some methods of generating ideas from brainstorming to mind mapping that can help conjure up useful ideas. During this process one must make sure to keep focused on a goal. If you have no goal, how will you know when you have reached the finish line and are ready for refinement? Start out with a few thoughts or themes and see what you can come up with.
Don’t get stuck on trying to come up with different variations of the same idea as you will want to develop ideas further later. While there is no exact path in ideation or other creativity techniques from start to finish, creating an idea you are happy with and feel has innovative potential is the key. Believing in your ideas innovative ability will give the confidence you will need later on during pitch time.