failure and success, empathy and imagination J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.
humans and animals
Sita Sings the Blues You should watch it and that is all that I will say. Streaming video here or download it here.
I’ve been doing these for awhile, but I should probably explain the “interfaith dialogue” series a bit. Basically they are short videos with an interesting combination of incongruous parts, sometimes humorous, sometimes not. An excellent interfaith dialogue is something that combines two very different cultures or ideas so well that we learn more about both. […]
Freestyle Rap Battle Translated
Watch the whole thing for the surprise ending.
It’s best to wrap your savior up in cellophane.
Tay Zonday, a hero for our times:
Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya captures the first HD images of the Earth rising and setting over the moonâ€™s horizon: Some famous words by Carl Sagan come to mind: Look again at that dot. Thatâ€™s here. Thatâ€™s home. Thatâ€™s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being […]
In Bangkok, integrating mass transit with urban life is taken to a whole new level.
Check out this nifty animated map tracing the spread of the world’s major religions over the past 5,000 years.
Actually a remix of the original ad, but I like this version even better. And if you can’t see how this is an interfaith dialogue, you just aren’t trying hard enough.
Rammstein goes in a new direction…
The faiths in this case being Louis Armstrong and shadow puppets…
A mandala is a traditional art form of Tibetan Buddhist monks. They spend days or weeks sprinkling colored sand into a gorgeous geometric design. Then, to symbolize the impermanence of all things, the sand is all swept away and poured into a body of running water. In a variation on this theme, artist Phil Hansen […]
Via Killing the Buddha, a wonderful video of the Woody Allen interviewing Billy Graham: Part I and Part II.