Taking a break

I’m taking some time off for spring vacation, but if you’re looking for something to do over the break, there are plenty of topics in the archives, categories, or click on “Surprise me” for a random post. I’ll be back in a few weeks with more things to read, write, think, and talk about in English.

These images were made with Photofunia (there’s an app too) —  Cookies Writing, Snow Writing, Smart Kitty, Chalk Writing, and Double Decker

 

The unlikely connection between music and computers

Sure, people invent things because we need them, but just as often, says Steven Johnson in this short TED Talk,

“New ideas come into the world simply because they’re fun.”

What do flutes and computers have in common? Watch and find out:

He ends with this:

“You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.”

So, where does the future lie?

Surfing the line

Time for a little laughter and letting go:

The sheer joy in their voices and faces is contagious. Read more about hte Flying Frenchies here. They say that their goal is:

“to turn the values of the profit-driven society upside down to replace them with the beauty of the non-useful, to give a sense to our lives, beyond what is expected. We want our lives to be a music that leads us through our hearts. We want to be open to the unknown and to the wish to discover the world, as much outside than inside of us.”