In June’s round up of “Inspiration Points” we look at a mix of interesting people, amazing stories, inspiring thoughts and things we like.
- TED talk of the week – Gorgeous portraits – Get to know who it is you are taking photos of before you start snapping away – its only polite and will give you far better shots in the long run
- Big ideas need a big canvas… – and this guy found a massive one and also a great way of capturing it – and this guy is a London local
- Emotional rollercoaster – People were asked two simple questions but the difference between their responses was uncanny
- Titmouse Smash Party – people come together to destroy things
- Aurasma – The augmented reality that can can make a painting talk
- Heartbeat – How it looks like during a marriage proposal
- TED talk of the week – Do we see reality as it really is? …or as we need it to be?
- #DarkForDinner – What do you learn when you turn your phones off for dinner?
- Puppyhood – The adventures of Chloe
- TED talk of the week – The art of first impressions – in design and life
- #LoveLA – Give what you can, take what you need
- Malala on changing the world – “Why wait for a Martin Luther King or a Nelson Mandela, when you can step forward and make change”
- TED podcast of the week – Animals And Us – We love them, we fear them, hunt, consume and protect them. It’s a complicated one…
- Freakonomics of the Week – Failure is your friend!
- Manifesto of happiness – ‘you love only those who deserve it’
- I am not your inspiration
- TED podcast of the week – From Curiosity to Discovery – Do simple questions lead to the biggest discoveries?
- Freakonomics of the week – Tell me something I don’t know
- TED podcast of the week – Shifting Time – We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion
- Freakonomics of the week – Make me a match
INTERESTING ARTICLES, STORIES OR SPEECHES
- Banning rubbers – The instrument of the devil, according to one Professor
- What makes you tick? – Plan your day around your body’s needs – and not the other way round – you never know, it might save your life
- It feels good to be good – Kids’ reaction to strangers losing their wallets
- Math homework as a dress? – Canadian student wears an inspiring outfit for her graduation day
- Femojis – Multimedia storytellers wants Apple to reproduce female role models among its emoji set
- Yuccies – The hipster is dead and next generation is ready to take over
- Words that kill credibility – Do you use these words?
- The unusual preschool – What can the very young and old offer each other, if given the chance?
- Homesickness – Is it different in our new technological age?
- Does Cannes prevent creativity? – Find out from Dave Trott
- This Girl Can… Code – Helping girls get excited about building and technology by using friendship bracelets
- Understanding same-sex marriage – from the experts in love… kids
THINGS WE LIKE
- The boy who loved math – The illustrated story of eccentric genius and lovable oddball Paul Erdos. (Main Picture)
- Into the Wild – A fitness junkie is surprised at work and taken on an outdoor adventure.
- Catalysts for change – An animated short shows the way the right people can change your life for the better
- One dog’s best friend – An abandoned dog and his ‘guide dog’ seeking a new home