Sapolsky on the Science of Pleasure

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, compares dopamine levels in monkeys and humans.

Sapolsky argues that in both, “Dopamine is not about pleasure, it’s about the anticipation of pleasure.” The difference from monkeys is that humans “keep dopamine levels up for decades waiting for the reward.”

Portlandia – Hipster Cyclist – OVER

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Clip from Portlandia. Hipster slippery slope : )

TMB Panyee Football Club, We Can Make a Difference

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Great creative production.
“TMB (Thai Military Bank) have launched a new brand vision “Make THE Difference” by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently.

1986 a football team that lived on a little island in the south of Thailand called “Koh Panyee”. It’s a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil. The kids here loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them. They challenged the norm and have become a great inspiration for new generations on the island.”

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett & Arc Worldwide

Time-Lapse Film from Mecca

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Mecca, Muhammad’s birthplace and the heart of Islam, beautifully captured by Hosain Hadi.

Maniman, A Hand-Drawn Short Film

March 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Transcendental hand-drawn animation.

“Two brothers know an old man since ever. He, of course, has a man inside him and in this man another man. They live in friendly symbiosis. Then they die one after another. The kids are the first to notice.”

“This short film explores the theme of aging and death from a child-like point of view, giving it the most distant and natural touch possible.”
Story & voice: Roland Brückner. Animation: Alexander Gellner.

Erica Goldson Valedictorian Speech on Real Learning

March 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Erica Goldson speaking out as Valedictorian, challenging obsolete educational methods and useless “University Institutions” operating in the dark ages of intellectual development.