Preparing good information’s meals

How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.


Where is your genius ?

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

The Icarus launch …

Yesterday, Seth Godin launched a project on Kickstarter for his new book “The Icarus deception: Why make Art?”

Here are some reflection on the launch itself :
Reflections on today’s Kickstarter

First, thank you to my amazing readers. To say that I had an overwhelming day is a bit of an understatement. The Kickstarter reached its goal in record time, less than three hours after I first posted it. We met and then blew away the stated goal. It means a lot to me that you’re so connected and generous.

As promised, I’m going to do a few updates to share data and insights that might help the next person.

You can learn from this and start to build your own triiibe !


The Icarus deception: Why make Art? A New book from Seth Godin

The Icarus Deception is an experiment in publishing, an opportunity for real growth, an invitation to challenge your friends and something you can touch.

This is a book about the mythology of success (and failure) and how our economy rewards people who are willing to stand up and stand out. For too long, we’ve been seduced into believing we should do less. It’s time to redefine what we’re capable of.

We are all artists now, and the connection economy we’re living in relentlessly rewards those who do work that matters. Okay, you knew that. So why aren’t you?

Seth Godin

the icarus deception, why make art, new book from Seth GodinThe Icarus Deception from Seth Godin

A Kickstarter project from Seth Godin – 18 june 2012 (Time sensitive, ends July 17 2012)

We are in transition to a different world …

A sneak peek from ‘In Transition 2.0′: The Green Valley Grocer and the Handmade Bakery

In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations.
It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism.
In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

What if you’d asked you grandmother ?

Linchpins are from all ages …

In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men — many of them illiterate — to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It’s called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes self-sufficient.


A Rajasthan, en Inde, une école hors du commun forme hommes et femmes venant de milieux ruraux — illettrés pour la plupart — pour devenir ingénieurs en énergie solaire, artisans, dentistes et docteurs dans leur propre villages.

Elle s’appelle l’Université des Va-nu-pieds, et son fondateur, Bunker Roy, nous explique comment elle fonctionne.