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#4 Apr 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Time to use your digit and wander the information superhighway.

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A year on after the Cambridge Analytica scandal what has been learned, done, not done.

A new study from Harvard just proved that open plan offices are one of the dumbest ideas of all time.

Apparently the hippies have been right about vibrations and consciousness all this time.

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This stupendous video essay on what it is to be human within the philosophy of Blade Runner 2049, by Tom van der Linden:

A 90minutes chat between Russell Brand and Douglas Rushkoff:

Men read other men’s deepest secrets by Jubilee Media:

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The 35 questions from the Proust Questionnaire which Vanity Fair uses in their interviews.

Nearly 12 hours of Lo Fi Hip Hop for those who need to chill out / study / work.

An emulator for the very first web browser from 1989.

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Introverts (& Quiet People) Looking To Develop Their Voice Unite | Exploring An Offer

Register your interest.

Been thinking about crafting an afternoon learning experience for those on the introverted end of the social spectrum who struggle with speaking up at meetings and / or in public group settings.

Will focus on it being a small group of humans (up to 10 maximum), nurtured in a safe space to be themselves and to include many insights into forming voice plus controlling those frustrating psychological and physiological hurdles which constrain.

If you’re interested in a session like this please indicate by completing the form below. Would be aiming to host this in early / mid May in Wellington as a pilot project.

A bit about my pedigree (testimonials here):

As a Creative Producer, DK is the TEDxWellington / TEDxWellingtonWomen licensee, founder of Creative Welly plus the Creative Leadership NZ conference. He’s also a Speaker Coach, working with CEO’s and senior executives plus a random ex-All Black and Dame thrown into the mix. Previously, DK founded Mediasnackers and through it has over a decade of working in the social media space consulting / delivering training on five continents and to a cross-sector range of clients from UNICEF, Gates Foundation, BBC, Ubisoft, Hasbro plus spent time as a social media manager for a national education company in NZ. He also established Collider, a city-wide programme focussed on transforming Wellington into an internationally recognised Smart Capital (with 200 events in 14 months with over 5000 attendees averaging quality rating of 4.2 and above (out of 5)). DK loves ‽’s.

Your email will only be used if the event is run and deleted if not. Please share on.

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TEDxWellington 2019 Announced | Here We Go Again

Still learning and hungry to get better.

Last night we announced this years TEDxWellington event along with opening the call for speakers and performers.

This will be my eighth as licensee (2x TEDxWellingtonWomen, 2x TEDxTeAro, 3x TEDxWellington) and have mentored other events in the city (Women and Youth plus University) plus other new licensees in other parts of the country, although I’m still learning so much and find it incredibly challenging.

After taking a break last year it’s good to be thinking with a TEDx lens again and serving my fundamental why: to give people voice (not just those on the stage but also my fellow volunteers who work their bits off to bring the event to life and allowing them space to grow into action).

Please do share this opportunity to those across the region who might have an “idea worth spreading”, with thanks.

#3 Mar 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Allow your brain to wander with your clicks.

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Facebook moderators tell of a sad story of strict scrutiny and PTSD symptoms.

Check out these 30 startup pitch decks with some learnings from each.

Looking for feedback? Try these three questions.

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Ten Star Wars movies edited down into one super trailer by @TopherGrace & @JeffYorkes:

Listen to @stephenfry & @SamHarrisOrg chat -> two wonderful gents with minds the size of the planet & pools of empathetic insights:

Just some delightful minimal animals:

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A simple platform to create gifs from YouTube vids & other sources.

Here’s an easy-to-use online PDF tool for 18 things.

Over a 1000 free pixel-perfect vector icons for your next project.

A wonderful free service that lets you listen to any YouTube or Vimeo channels, playlists or videos in podcast format.

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Opportunity Through Diversability | Mark Brand, Sandbox Session #1

Mark Brand + DK

“We have to see the ability, not the problem.”

Last week, the ‘Sandbox Sessions’ was launched (exclusive and intimate gatherings for the CLNZ community to gain insights and inspiration from impressive creative leaders) featuring my pal Mark Brand.

Watch this:

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It was a beautiful reminder of the transformative opportunities in societal challenges plus the power of designing through the lens of inclusion and from a place of courage.

These smaller experiences heightens the emotional impact as well as accelerates openness and personal connections as the CLNZ community continues to thrive (there has been nothing but positive feedback from the participants of the event and there will be a few more before the next event in December).

Big thanks for PwC Wellington for hosting us.

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One Breath Around The World | Floating In Wonder

Free diving and neutral buoyancy plus balletic composition.

A short film featuring free diver Guillaume Néry by his wife Julie Gautier, an underwater cinematographer.

Maybe it’s the water cushioning the walk / run of the diver which we all experience when trying to do the same in our dreams, or the confusing and tantalising shots upside down which tricks the brain into delight, or the interplay of nature both live and solid rock which makes this a tantalising viewing experience.

Lose yourself in the wonder of this, full screen, heaphones on.

#2 Feb 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Time to follow the clicks and lose yourself in good content.

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Want to make your brain-sphere glow, feed it music.

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal the emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes.

Clayton Christensen shares what he’s learned from 25 years of studying innovation.

The latest from psychology about finding one’s true calling in life.

Reflecting on fifteen of Facebook and how it has changed the human condition.

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Another great and provocative Do Lecture from Duke Stump, The Beauty of Not Knowing:

Here’s Cory Doctorow and his closing keynote for The Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain:

Spend a couple of hours geeking out with Brian Cox and Joe Rogan about cosmology:

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Here’s a font that increases the readers ability to remember things.

Check out The Cleveland Museum of Art Open Access collection which has over 34,000 images that can be downloaded as jpgs or high-resolution tiffs (free to use).

The delicious offerings from Alan Moores ‘Living Beautifully’ email newsletter (sign up here).

ClipMenu as an extremely versatile and essential Mac app which is always in use (a PC alternative).

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