Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche come from Moto, a Chicago restaurant that plays with new ways to cook and eat food. But beyond the fun and flavor-tripping, there’s a serious intent: Can we use new food technology for good?
Strange Random Cooking Quote:
Cooking “is a form of flattery….a mischievous, deceitful, mean and ignoble activity, which cheats us by shapes and colors, by smoothing and draping….” – Plato (427-347 B.C.)
- Cooking as alchemy: Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche on TED.com (ted.com)
- Chicago Drinkie: Achatz’s Aviary and Cantu’s iNG offer experimental experiences in the Windy City (newyorkdrinkie.com)
- ‘Miracle’ pill turns sour things sweet (eatocracy.cnn.com)
- Iron Chef America is fake, in case you didn’t know (realityblurred.com)
- What a tease (but VERY exciting)… (cibomatto.wordpress.com)
- Express Your Healthy Side With a 3-D Food Printer (friendseat.com)
- An Illustrated Guide To Our Session At Chicago Ideas Week (fastcompany.com)
Humorist John Hodgman rambles through a new story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way all of these somehow contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.
Strange Random Alien Quote:
- Join Us, New Album by They Might Be Giants (laughingsquid.com)
- Jon Stewart & John Hodgman Teach Viewers How To Protect Yourself From Hackers Like LulzSec (mediaite.com)
- They Might Be Giants launches video contest judged by John Hodgman (boingboing.net)
- Disputes Desired in Western Massachusetts (areasofmyexpertise.com)
- The 10 Funniest Commercials of All Time (adweek.com)
- “You may know from George Plimpton’s Video Falconry, if you do up, up, down, down, claw, flap, flap,…” (putthison.com)
- “Choose Print” as Part of Your Marketing Mix (prnewswire.com)
It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.
Strange Random Design Quote:
You have to roll up your sleeves and be a stonecutter before you can become a sculptor – command of craft always precedes art: apprentice, journeyman, master. — Philip Gerard
- Our Favorite YouTube Videos This Week: The TED Edition (mashable.com)
- Jesus Toaster (heylookitspat.wordpress.com)
- Five TEDTalks Around Innovative Sustainability (spottybanana.com)
- Toaster: The next generation (holykaw.alltop.com)
- Can You Imagine a Future Where London Police Bees Conduct Genetic Surveillance? (izabael.com)
- Breville’s VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster Is Exactly What You Think It Is (crunchgear.com)
- Flapping Toasters – Kinect, Meet 1989 (slashgear.com)
A short TED Talk from 2009, on what we think we see, but don’t! As usual, don’t forget you can choose subtitles in several languages from the player window.
Strange Random Invisibility Quote:
- How to Stay Invisible on Facebook Chat for Single Person (shoutmeloud.com)
- TEDx: The Observer’s festival of ideas – where inspiration meets action (guardian.co.uk)
- Invisibility May Not Be Science Fiction Much Longer (ridelust.com)
- ‘Spacetime Cloak’ could conceal events (gizmag.com)
- Think I’m Invisible? Just Watch! (boomercafe.com)
- Screenwriting 101: Jim Sheridan (gointothestory.com)
Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work.
Strange Random Office Work Quote:
- 3 Videos on Making Work Better (readwriteweb.com)
- Resolution 2011: being there where I am the most productive (fredzimny.wordpress.com)
- How to Kill a Bad Idea by Jason Fried (inc.com)
- WATCH: Why The Office Is Not An Ideal Place To Work (psychworld.com)
- “Twitter is the modern day smoke break” says Jason Fried [TNW United States] (thenextweb.com)
Answer: They are all somehow related to that mysterious time of the day (more so than midnight, even) – 4 in the morning.
Another pearl from the TED Talks repository! (Don’t forget to choose your subtitles on the player).
About this talk
Poet Rives does 8 minutes of lyrical origami, folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o’clock in the morning.
Strange Random Morning Quote:
“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know. – Groucho Marx (American Comedian, Actor and Singer, 1890-1977)
- The Importance of Connection and Disconnection (2010globalmarketing.wordpress.com)
- TEDxSF Explores The Edge of What We Know; Iconic Event Happens on November 16 at the California Academy of Sciences , Ozomatali After Party @ The Red Devil Lounge (pr.com)
- TED Talks insider tour: 250 million views, 1000 TEDx’s (building43.com)
- TED: Ideas worth spreading (kristinkepplinger.wordpress.com)
- Amazing Webinar on Data Visualization from TED (kauffman.org)
- Follr.com Social Card Now Supports Ted.com (socialgears.com)