We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber and through technologies like the blockchain. This new era of trust could bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society — if we get it right. Who do you trust?

Link: We’ve stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman

Humanity in Action Presents Just People

Door: Humanity in Action
Source: http://bit.ly/2gzz3jg

In 2011, Humanity in Action partnered with the acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Annegriet Wietsma to produce the organization’s first film—one that would reach a large audience and share Humanity in Action educational concerns, messages and goals.

“Just People: A Quest for Social Souls with Independent Minds” is Wietsma’s filmic essay. It explores the challenges and complexities of being an independent individual while cooperating in a social group – how not to be a bystander, how to dare to stand out from the crowd. After the Holocaust, postwar generations have asked themselves: What would I have done, living there and then? The film reframes the haunting question and looks for answers in the present rather than in the past: How do I behave today, now and here, in a group, and as an individual?

“Just People” connects past and present in a stunning global fabric of images and thoughts, leaving the final question to the viewers: What would you like to be, a just person or just a person?

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2fsT3Ik

How nature invented learning, the gentle revolution

Play engineer Floris Koot talks about a gentle revolution in education: “The overview effect of astronauts teaches us we are part of one and the same system. We should see education from a broader and bounderyless perspective. From that perspective measurability is a war-crime! Let’s look each other in the eye and take away the critical measured view. Just listen to what wants to be born.”

He believes ‘we’ only win when everyone wins. Globally many people and organizations seek to work so that the whole will flourish through their activity. Floris contributes to this Gentle Revolution happening. He helps individuals and organizations to become more purpose driven, free and playful. – See more at: http://bit.ly/2gCquW5

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Link: How nature invented learning, the gentle revolution | Floris Koot | TEDxArnhem

Ze zoeken een nieuw thuis

Met veel plezier gebruik gemaakt van de schatjes hierboven (behalve de ADOX). Maar nu is het tijd om iemand anders ervan te laten genieten. Ze in de kast houden is zonde.

Gister al een nieuw thuis gevonden voor de twee polaroid camera’s waarvan ééntje waarschijnlijk aan het werk wordt gezet bij TEDxAmsterdam. Hoe leuk is dat?

Verticaal zwemmen


Ik heb al heel lang deze eendjes op het rand van het bad. In de tijd dat de jongens nog klein waren dacht ik dat ze samen zouden zwemmen, maar nu ze pubers zijn is er niet echt ruimte meer en zijn ze verbannen tot dat hoekje van het bad.

Ben nog steeds gek op ze maar ze willen niets liever dan zwemmen. Dus tijd voor evolutie om een sprong te maken. Vanaf vandaag kunnen ze verticaal zwemmen.