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    Nearly 20 years ago it was officially illegal for young and old to gamble. And what did we see in 2009 'round the corner' in Bali?

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  2. playingforchange.com - From the award-winning documentary, "Playing For Change: Peace Through Music", comes an incredible rendition of the legendary Bob Marley song "One Love" with Keb' Mo' and Manu Chao. This is the third video from the documentary and a follow up to the classic "Stand By Me" and the incredible "Don't Worry." Released in celebration of Bob Marley's birthday on February 6th, this tribute to the legend is performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe.

    Order the CD/DVD Playing For Change Songs Around The World" now at amazon.com!
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    Playing For Change "Songs Around The World" is now available at your neighborhood Starbucks and everywhere music is sold.

    Order the "One Love," "War/No More Trouble, "Stand By Me," and "Don't Worry," videos and the new Songs Around The World album now at itunes!
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  3. Stockshots Bali at Pond5 Pond5.com/artist/DVC

    Bali Babies are not considered to be “human” until they are 210 days old. When a child is born, he is believed to be the reincarnation of a released ancestor. Mother and baby are considered to be in a state of spiritual impurity.
    We were invited by this Bali Candidasa Family to celebrate the first ‘Oton’ of Baby Ketut (=#4) Agus (=boy) Wirasantika. They started preparations at 03.30 am on March 3rd 2009. The Bali Baby Baptism was after the Tooth Filing Ceremony (Matatah) see: vimeo.com/4186072

    During a Bali Baby Baptism, a Brahman Priest dedicates offerings to the Sun God and the Five Great Elements of Demons. Similar to Christian christenings or baptism, the child is also touched by holy water. After that he is allowed to have his feet touch the earth after his first half year been carrying around!

    Camera Sony FX1000
    MBL settings tips thankx to Philip Bloom

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  4. For our dear Vimeo Friend Emily Hayes from Canada. We arranged this weekend this colorful digital flower bouquet from our tulipfields near Zandvoort Holland. We also do show some more of the flower parade (Bloemencorso) on 'Here Right Now' soon.

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  5. At the end of Currumbin Valley there is a National Park with paved walkways to boardwalks and lookouts to waterfalls and rock pools.
    I went up there to get a few shots and ran into a couple of mud clad hikers. They said, "jump that fence and follow the river for about an hour and a bit. It's amazing. you'll get good shots there! And by the way there is no track."

    I thought, what the hell, and set off. Two hours later my ankles were covered in leeches, my boots full of water, and I discovered a miller tripod makes for a good walking stick. But at the end, I discovered a truly magical spot. So thanks to those hikers. I got to shoot for over an hour - in the middle of nowhere - miles from anyone or anywhere. Fantastic.

    Shot on Sony EX1. Tried every setting in the book. Shot on 2 ND's with Extreme Slow Shutter - for kicks. All colours shot in camera. Music is 'saltwater' by the very talented Chicane: chicanemusic.com

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Spiritual

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These Vimeo Jewels gave me (moderator Jan van der Meer) loads of cinematographic (HDVideographic) spiritual inspirations. For me its a kind of psychological photographic luggage for my upcoming nature movies. I hope it does the same with you and hope…


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These Vimeo Jewels gave me (moderator Jan van der Meer) loads of cinematographic (HDVideographic) spiritual inspirations. For me its a kind of psychological photographic luggage for my upcoming nature movies. I hope it does the same with you and hope you can share your input and tips on this channel!

Tip 1
Put on a closed system headphones while filming and listen carefully to what you're recording live or play the music you use for final edit. You will see that camera movements (pans and tilts) (Yes even the speed in a DOF focus change) will differ depending the music rythm you choose.

Tip 2
Sent me your ideas (and please serious ones we know how to get stoned) Also please help me to use this text. To redirect into our videoworld! My English is not good enough to get the right words.

Spiritual Videographing
As spiritual Computing (Spiricomp) combines recent innovations in neuroscience, catalyzed by HH Dalai Lama, with trends in technology such as social computing and affective computing and now we can also talk about Spiritual Videographing

83% of US adults now consider themselves “spiritual” Spiritual Videographing may also serve health care and educational institutions that increasingly incorporate spiritual methods. Another byproduct of Spiritual Videography may well be the creation of this Channel. Just as Jimbo Wales created Wikipedia, a site that pools the knowledge of millions of users, Vimeo may allow wisdom, not mere knowledge, to rise to the surface. Similarly, the next generation of vimeoclips may draw upon spiritual archetypes to provide interactive experiences that simulate spiritual journeys.

Until now, business leaders who shape Silicon Valley’s digital culture felt no need to reach an accord with spiritual traditions nor to bring spiritual experts into the formulation of research designs. This may be changing. Spiritual computing has become inevitable through the convergence of four new trends, each influencing the next generation of technologies.

Some social computing sites such as Flickr and Digg demonstrate how knowledge or even wisdom could rise to the surface as millions of users interact. Another key arena is affective computing, referring to ways in which computers can convey or respond to human emotion. A third area is neuroscience. Using meditation adepts as research subjects, neuroscientists are examining decision-making processes associated with meditation. A subfield called “neuroeconomics” adds an important new dimension to contemplative neuroscience. It involves the study of how the brain enables users to make choices that maximize their happiness. By aligning these three fields -- social computing, affective computing, and neuroscience – researchers can create architectures for self-organized online communities in which users receive emotionally resonant experiences that lead them into a spiritual domain.

A second trend is marketing. Though technologists may be able to spawn spirituality within online communities, one might question whether anyone would be willing to pay for that service. Clearly there are no well-defined spiritual markets that currently draw the attention of technology corporations towards spirituality. But demographic trends point to an unmet demand for educational and health care services informed by spirituality. This demand exists both among affluent consumers in advanced countries as well as low-income consumers in emerging markets who are just being to gain access to cell phones and computers. In the United States, 83 percent of adults now consider themselves “spiritual.” This figure is rising in tandem with a steady increase in the percentage of Americans who are dissatisfied with organized religion. Other data show that spirituality increases with maturity, suggesting that as advanced societies age, this proportion will grow even higher. This shift is reflected in the transformation of the health care industry. Wellness, incorporating alternative/complementary health, mental health and mind/body therapies, add up to a $270 billion a year activity in the US alone, steadily rising 10 percent per year. In some health sub-fields such as end-of-life care, “mindfulness” practices have spread like wildfire, aiding both professionals and patients.

Of particular interest to technology corporations is that education markets draw increasingly from spiritual methods. Two huge new themes in education technology, “emotional intelligence” and “learning organizations” are influence by pre-modern spiritual traditions. Spirituality also factors into technology strategies in emerging markets. Consider India: As rural populations go online, Ayurveda and other deeply embedded forms of Indian spirituality have become the basis for a thriving menu of technological products and services.

A third trend is management. Flattening of management structures leads directly to the growth of spiritual inputs in management systems. Following outsourcing, supply chains have become “ecosystems” and “business webs.” A company’s stakeholders now include both nonprofit as well as for-profit stakeholders, forcing managers to shape commercial strategies in ways that are consistent with the public interest. To innovate effectively amid constant flux, managers must have the mind-training needed to act creatively within a field of chaos. Many companies no longer identify with technology itself but with abstract principles of innovation and empowerment. The upshot: technology companies may now be in the spiritual business, whether they know it or not.

A forth trend is ethics. Ethical considerations tied to technology are of increasing importance to governments, consumers and to other stakeholders. In an effort to get “ahead of the debate” with society, some companies see the need for an explicit methodology that would allow them to anticipate the social impacts of their technologies. This circumstance forces technology system architects to pose fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the human condition. These questions lie far outside the expertise of electrical engineers who still dominate decision-making. The core question is ”How can technology bring out the best in users and avoid the worst?” This is a question may be best illuminated through interaction with spiritual leaders. As technologists seek methods to make beneficial outcomes possible, spiritual traditions may offer helpful clues.

Towards a Suite of Products and Services
The four trends mentioned above – encompassing research, marketing, management, and ethics – suggest that spiritual considerations are no longer marginal to digital culture. Understanding these trends and seeing how they intersect are the first steps towards the formation of a suite of technological products and services informed by spirituality.

Currently, spiritual computing is an open space, an opportunity, and a challenge for creative thinkers. The upside of spiritual computing is great: It would lead to lead to a dramatic expansion in the number of individuals who gain the confidence to access the depth of their own experiences. It could have a salutary impact on practices in digital industries themselves. It could help educational and health care fields incorporate spiritual practices into their systems. And it could also bring technological sophistication to individuals and organizations that promulgate spirituality.

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