Friday, 3 August 2007

Freestyle Everything

Football (Soccer)

Ping Pong

Skating (this is my mum's favoutite skater)





BMX (aww yeah...)


Gymnastics II

Welcome to Mind Head's Harvard Garden

The Harvard Business Review has an awesome archive of free podcasts that discuss the future of the world, the internet, business, alpha males, viral marketing, Harry Potter, iPhones and all kinds of neat stuff. I've planted a little garden of idea shrubs here at Mind Head, with a little nurturing, it could be the start of something quite mossy.

Howard Gardner discusses his new book, "Five minds for the futre", and about how we live in a time of vast change and these changes will call for entirely new ways of learning and thinking, (amen to that), and defines the cognitive qualites of the future and how to cultivate them, here

Paul Hemp dicusses the breakthrough ideas of 2007 and what Harry Potter can teach us about branding, here

Professor Rosabeth Moss Kantor talks about Innovation Traps, now that innovation is back in after a lengthy hiatus, Prof Moss Kantor highlights the traps to avoid, here

Paul Saffo discusses his article, "The six rules for effective forecasting", here

David Weinberger discuses his new book, "Everything is miscellaneous", here

Jonathon Zittrain discusses his new book, "The future of the internet and how to stop it", under a podcast titled, "How to save the internet" here

Allen Murray discusses his ideas about the future of CEOs in a talk titled, "the new rules of power" here

Columbia University Professor Duncan Watts discusses viral marketing for the real world, and how while it may not behave like a virus, when used correctly viral marketing is still a cost effective tool for getting the word out, here.

Kevin Sullivan discusses why PR matters and how it is easier to accomplish than you think, here

What makes Generation xers tick? What do they want from work and how do you get the most out of them? These questions and more discussed by Paul Michelman and Tammy Ericson, here

Tim Butler talks about getting unstuck, how all of us feel that impasse in our lives and careers, and how dead ends can be used to find new beginnings, here

Chip Heath talks about why some ideas survive and other die out in a talk titled, "Made to stick". According to Heath, the ideas that make it - sticky ideas - share common traits such as simplicity and unexpectedness and he shows how to achieve this, here

Jim Andrew talks about his new book, "Payback: The rewards of innovation" and talks about how to foccus on how to generate cash from new ideas with a specific focus on the telecommunications industry in light of the iPhone, here

Don Tapscott, author of "Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything", talks about how in it's latest incarnation, the web has become a communial experience, andeveryone, everywhere can now solve problems, here

We all learn from mistakes, so why not make more of them? Gardiner Morse discusses the art of deliberate mistake. He introduces a systematic approach to making carefully planned, deliberate mistakes in order to learn from them. Embrace failure, here


All of these talks come from the inestimably helpful Harvard Business Review IdeaCast site here. Veritas fellow Headsters.

Moral Minds - Marc Hauser

Harvard neuroscientist Marc Hauser delivers this talk at the New York Acedemy of Sciences on the evolutionary biology of morality. His central idea is that morality is not something learned from society, nor is it a concious process, but rather an inherent biological trait based on evolution. He sees it as the glue that holds society together and he presents some remarkble studies into the cross cultural corealation of what makes something moral or immoral and why the concious mind has no real idea of why it knows the difference. He also talks briefly about a study from Berkely that shows how framing a moral choice inside a positive emotion (i.e by showing clips of SNL before asking the questions) can radically alter the outcome. via the NYAS website and posted on a request from Nick Hernandez from the Mind Head secret vault of awesome podcasts. How's that for service...

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Mind Head Facebook Group

Howdy all, just wanted anyone who visits to know this site has a facebook group.
You can click this direct link here or just search for "Mind Head" and click the lil red chicken and meet all the lovely people who post comments on this site.
Hopefully over time, everyone will start linking up to everything and we can start turning our TVs into aquariums because everything that's interesting will already be on the Mind Head facebook group.
Me knoweldge su knowledge.

Aegis Hyposurface - Wow!

I linked to the MIT think lab that designs this stuff a few weeks ago and here is just one of their awesome new media inventions. Hyposurface, a medium that physically moves. The surface behaves like a perfectly controlled liquid. Logos, waves, patters, even text emerge and fade within it's continually changing surface.

Here's a link to the site.

And check out the youtube vid here that shows the first hyposurface billboard in times square. It is nothing short of awesomely awesome.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

New trends in global jihadi terrorism - Dr Boaz Gaynor

Dr. Ganor founded the Institute for Counter-Terrorism, an Israel-based think tank that aims to raise awareness of trends in terrorism, advise decision makers and conduct research. The ICT is building the world's only publicly accessible database of terrorist organizations and attacks.Dr Gaynor delivers an excellent talk about the root causes of terrorism, explains what their demands are and offers his strategy for dealing with terrorism. You can download the video or audio here

Monday, 30 July 2007

Megaphone - Phone gaming

MegaPhone is a Real-time Multi-player Collaborative Gaming Platform for big screens in public spaces. Anyone can use any phone from any service provider as a game controller and players join the game by making a regular phone call, and they can see their input (either voice or keypad) immediately. 9.8 on the cool richter scale.

Nano Projector

Explay is a technology company that develops the world's smallest projector. The company's product is a projector engine which is small enough to fit inside a mobile device or housed in a separate pocket size accessory unit that is connected to a mobile device (e.g. cellular phone, digital camera, Personal Media Player, etc.). via

Rethinking ad formats

Oliver Sacks - Musicphilia podcast

In January, 2006, everyone's favourite Brain doctor, Oliver Sacks spoke with the New Yorker staff writer Larissa MacFarquhar in a series hosted by the Columbia University Arts Initiative. One of the subjects he talked about was the brain's reaction to music and in particular, the strange phenomenon of musicphilia.

Listen to the mp3 (10:16), or right-click to download.

Robert Sapolsky - 'Stress, neurodegeneration and individual differences.

Robert Sapolsky travels to Kenya every year to study primates, as they are similar to humans in that they have almost no natural predators and so the majority of their stress derives from social functioning. More specifically, Sapolsky studies the cortisol levels between the Alpha male and female and the subordinates to determine stress level. thank you to the awesome Sandra Kiume from channel n and omni brain

Ikea - Free hostel.

Ikea Oslo now have a free hostel for shoppers who want to continue shopping in the morning. Check it out here. via boing boing and the guardian website