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  3. RADICAL OPENNESS - An anthem on the power of IDEAS created by @JasonSilva at Therapy Studios.

    Presented at TEDGlobal 2012 - http://blog.ted.com/2012/06/26/exploring-openness-in-radical-video-jason-silva-at-tedglobal2012/

    Follow me on Twitter: @JasonSilva | https://twitter.com/JasonSilva

    More of Jason's videos: VIMEO.com/JasonSilva

    Email: info@thisisjasonsilva.com

    Inspired by the ideas of TED, Chris Anderson, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Steven Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, Imaginary Foundation and many others.

    Dedicated to those who believe in IDEAS WORTH SPREADING!!

    Special thanks to BRUNO GIUSSANI, European Director, TED Conferences.

    Selected stock footage courtesy of Shutterstock. Still images provided by The Imaginary Foundation.
    Music composed and performed by Bix Sigurdsson.

    More Videos:

    Beginning of Infinity - vimeo.com/29938326
    To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns - vimeo.com/34182381
    Imagination - vimeo.com/34902950
    Abundance - vimeo.com/34984088

    Jason Silva profiled in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/a-timothy-leary-for-the-viral-video-age/255691/

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  4. Follow me on twitter! @JasonSilva - https://twitter.com/JasonSilva

    This video was created by Jason Silva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas:

    1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of "THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK". Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive...

    "Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent... this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success--

    Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.”

    "We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..”

    Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure... and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard..

    More: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703858404576214771893335998.html

    2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being:

    More: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-awe-inspiring-experiences-change-our-perception-of-time/260138/

    3) Ross Andersen's rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: "At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision."

    More: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=331

    **Music by John Murphy - "Kaneda's Death Pt 2" from Sunshine Soundtrack
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863

    **Featuring Stock Footage from Shutterstock
    Still images courtesy of THE IMAGINARY FOUNDATION - http://www.imaginaryfoundation.com/
    And clips from Knate Myers' "ISS at Night" featuring NASA images: vimeo.com/45878034

    Camera: Liam O' Sullivan
    Edited by Jess Betz and Jason Silva
    Shot and edited at BRAVO MEDIA - http://bravomediainc.com/

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  5. Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

    produced by:
    http://www.onformative.com
    http://www.chopchop.cc

    Documentation:
    vimeo.com/38505448

    Music: Machinefabriek "Kreukeltape"
    http://www.machinefabriek.nu/

    Text: Sandra Moskova

    The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
    a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
    our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
    Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
    recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
    images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
    so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
    The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
    digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
    to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
    performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
    random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
    a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
    of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
    as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

    The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space
    already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
    and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
    otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
    a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
    not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
    movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
    inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose
    simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

    Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the
    more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete
    the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we
    project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more
    tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems
    so real that it comes to life again.

    nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
    http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html

    see video in full quallity:
    http://www.daniel-franke.com/unnamed_soundsculpture.mov

    HQ Stills
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37752604@N05/sets/72157629203600952/

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