I was very happy to find the opening concert for the Elbphilharmonie online after being intrigued by the computer algorithms used to design it. The performance hall is as much of a performer as the musicians in the opening concert videos below as elements of the architecture are highlighted throughout the performance. Check out the cool … Continue reading Convergence of math, science and art
I attended my employer's alumni program webcast this week on Robotic Process Automation (RPA). There is no doubt this innovation is going to transform our world and EVERYONE needs to be prepared. No, I don't mean "Terminator" prepared. These aren't actual robots*.... What is it? RPA is software that enables business units to automate repeatable tasks … Continue reading The robots are coming. Be prepared.
Recipe from Epicurious, DAWN PERRY BON APPÉTIT NOVEMBER 2013 http://assets.epicurious.com/photos/55fc6d45cb84959337fd4742/6:4/w_620%2Ch_413/51198650_hires.jpg Slightly more labor intensive than opening a can of Ragu and well worth the 1/2 stick of butter. Kids loved it. Going to try it with meatballs next time. Would love some good suggestions for meatball recipes.
Insight into how you can strengthen your Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) - "the part of the brain where physical sensation data, emotion data, and thought data all intersect to give you a wide picture of the world around you." Why is this important? The ACC region of the brain plays an important role in "the … Continue reading Need a brain workout?
I recently finished the audio book How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why it Happens by Benedict Carey. The biggest take away for me: According to the evolutionary clock, we were fighting for survival and foraging for food just a few minutes ago. Our brains are still intended to perform those basic … Continue reading Book Review: How We Learn
This fortune cookie has stuck with me since 2014. When I woke up this morning, I wrote myself a note* "Don't wait for something to happen. Make it happen. And if you can't make it happen, do what is in your control." I'm guessing the audiobook I've been listening to recently has a lot to do with why … Continue reading Don’t wait for something to happen
Quick read: Harvard Business Review article about Mindfulness at work. How many times do we go through our day without resetting, calming our minds? One breath before each meeting, 6 seconds, is all it takes to be "more present, more effective, and productive". Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective
I watched this documentary on Amazon Prime. Norman Doidge, M.D., author of the book The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science highlights a collection of "neuroplasticians" and case studies of their work. These scientists are developing therapies that help the healthy parts of the brain rewire and regain capabilities … Continue reading Documentary review: The Brain that Changes Itself
Of the 69 books I read or listened to in 2016, these were the books I enjoyed the most. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. English translation by Alison Anderson. Truly a beautiful story - tissues required. 10% Happier by Dan Harris. A self-proclaimed "BuJew" explains his path to Buddhist meditation. I listened to the audiobook and … Continue reading Books I enjoyed the most in 2016
Fascinating video on how China is changing the internet while being sequestered from most of the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAesMQ6VtK8