Thinking we could all use an uplifting song, and a mellow one at that …
Blue Skies, Noah and the Whale, 2009
“I’ll do anything to be happy.”
The Pausch Bridge
The Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge features more than 7,000 programmable (and environmentally friendly) LED lights. The light show was created by Christopher Popowich and Cindy Limauro, professor of lighting design in the School of Drama. The sequences are designed to represent six different visual metaphors from Randys book:
Fun with Crayons • Outer Space • Make the Most of Each Day • Be the First Penguin • The Elevator in Randys Room • Disney and the Circus
The lighting runs for 15 minutes before repeating on a continuous loop In this video, the show is 500% the normal speed.
For more on Randy, visit: Randy’s Lecture
Learn how to support the Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge, visit: The Pausch Bridge website
via CMU’s Youtube
Similarly, here’s the One Day on Earth video from 10-10-10.
And now, you can …
Take a collective snapshot of Earth on 11-11-11!
One Day on Earth is organizing a day of photo and video on November 11th.
Last year’s 3000 hours of footage collected from last year’s 10-10-10 is being made into a feature film. Read on to see how you can join in!
Life in a Day
Last winter, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and executive producer Ridley Scott screened Life in a Day at the Sundance Film Festival. True to its name, the film followed a day in the life of people throughout the world.
To achieve this, Macdonald crowdsourced his footage via YouTube and had anyone and everyone upload clips shot during one summer day in 2010.
YouTube has now released the 90 minute feature. Our recommendation, bookmark it and give it a watch when you have the time. The film itself is great. The idea that thousands could come together to create it is amazing.
It’s a long one … you may want to bookmark the video to watch later.
Did you see WQED’s Pittsburgh From the Air last night? The whole thing just looked and felt so … Epic!
will.i.am: Pay it Forward
So excited about the 100K Strong Initiative and the possibilities it exposes.
[via 100K Strong Initiative on Facebook]
Exciting Partnership between 100,000 Strong Initiative and Will.i.am
“What I wish 100,000 Strong does is create a movement…to allow and enable kids in inner cities to travel abroad to learn. It’s going to change the world.”
- Will.i.am [via 100K Strong Initiative on Facebook]
We couldn’t agree more!
And that’s why we focus on engaging in different cultures during our I Want to be an Ambassador! camp. Encouraging the campers to further engage in more diverse activities and academic pursuits—which in turn will inspire a “ripple effect” of positive change around them!
Accompanied only by his piano, Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend performs the soulful “Wake Up” and “Shine” from his album, Wake Up, including a song that appears on the soundtrack to the documentary Waiting for Superman.
A lovely morning distraction.