TED Talk Thursday – Juan Enriquez: The next species of human

TED Talk Thursdays Juan EnriquezAccording to TED.com : “While the mega-banks were toppling in early 2009, Juan Enriquez took the stage to say: The really big reboot is yet to come. But don’t look for it on the stock exchange or the political ballot. It’ll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be … different. “

“A broad thinker who studies the intersections of these fields, Enriquez has a talent for bridging disciplines to build a coherent look ahead. He is the managing director of Excel Venture Management, a life sciences VC firm. He recently published (with Steve Gullans) Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation Are Shaping Life on Earth. The book describes a world where humans increasingly shape their environment, themselves and other species.”

“Enriquez is a member of the board of Synthetic Genomics, which recently introduced the smallest synthetic living cell. Called “JCVI-syn 3.0,” it has 473 genes (about half the previous smallest cell). The organism would die if one of the genes is removed. In other words, this is the minimum genetic instruction set for a living organism.”

Juan Enriquez: The next species of human

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – How To Draw Mandala OctoCircles by DearingDraws

How To Draw Mandala OctoCircles by DearingDraws is another tutorial by Dearing Wang. See the end of the post for links to some of the tutorials of his we have shared in past posts.

Here is what Dearing says about this video:

“How to draw Mandala using 8 intersecting circles and some colors.”

“This shape is often used as the underlying grid to draw symmetries of octogon geometries. Which is one of the basic polygonal forms that are used to draw sacred geometric patterns in general.”

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 How To Draw Mandala OctoCircles by DearingDraws

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Dearing-Wang-OctoCirclesFor more information about Dearing Wang:

Website https://dearingdraws.com/

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Coloring Book: https://dearingdraws.com/wandering-mi…

To see more tutorials go to:

Mandala Monday – How To Draw A Simple Mandala – Feeding Birds by Dearing Wang

Mandala Monday – Geometric ripples – How To Draw Mandala Using Circles by Dearing Wang

Mandala Monday – How To Draw a Geometric EYE Mandala by Dearing Wang

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

TED Talk Thursday – Stewart Brand: The Long Now

TED Talk Thursdays Stewart BrandAccording to TED.com : “Stewart Brand works on the Clock of the Long Now, a timepiece that counts down the next 10,000 years. It’s a beautiful project that asks us to think about the far, far future. Here, he discusses a tricky side problem with the Clock: Where can we put it? “

“With biotech accelerating four times faster than digital technology, the revival of extinct species is becoming possible. Stewart Brand plans to not only bring species back but restore them to the wild.”

“Brand is already a legend in the tech industry for things he’s created: the Whole Earth Catalog, The WELL, the Global Business Network, the Long Now Foundation, and the notion that “information wants to be free.” Now Brand, a lifelong environmentalist, wants to re-create — or “de-extinct” — a few animals that’ve disappeared from the planet.”

“Granted, resurrecting the woolly mammoth using ancient DNA may sound like mad science. But Brand’s Revive and Restore project has an entirely rational goal: to learn what causes extinctions so we can protect currently endangered species, preserve genetic and biological diversity, repair depleted ecosystems, and essentially “undo harm that humans have caused in the past.””

“His newest book is Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto.”

Stewart Brand: The Long Now

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!