A Summer of Fun, The Manifesto presents a set of suggestions to increase your fun levels between June 1st and September 1st. My two favorites:
SLEEP DIFFERENT – Staying up extremely late or waking up extremely early is an easy way to experience a totally new world. What’s outside your front door can feel like a completely foreign place when you’re the only one around to experience it.
EXPERIMENT – Here’s an idea: every Sunday evening, write down something that you’ve never done before. By the end of the week it should be checked off so you can be ready for the next thing. Don’t go easy on yourself.
The more challenging the task, the bigger the reward. Use fear as a motivation to try new things. Remember, failure can be just as interesting as success.
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The vast underground network of tunnels in New York City is the focus of an historic exhibition allowing visitors into a world unknown and featuring the much-discussed, but little understood mega-projects bringing the City’s transportation infrastructure into the 21st Century.
An exhibition at Grand Central Station and the New York Public Library highlighting the amazing mega projects that lay beneath the city streets. The website has a great selection of current and historical photos and drawings from the 8 Great Projects Under New York. This is looking like a must see for me.
Photo credit: (dcdan on flickr)
In the rapidly approaching future, and increasingly the present, new sets of skills are required to successfully operate within the new work landscapes we are creating for ourselves. My top five from the list of 10 Workplace Skills of the Future
Seeing a much bigger picture; thinking in terms of higher level systems, bigger networks, longer cycles
Creating content for public modification; the ability to work with massively multiple contributors
Fluency in working and trading simultaneously with different hybrid capitals, e.g., natural, intellectual, social, financial, virtual
Filtering meaningful info, patterns, and commonalities from the massively-multiple streams of data and advice
The ability to prepare for and handle surprising results and complexity that come with coordination, cooperation and collaboration on extreme scales
Boffin is last.fm radio for your local music. You aim it at your music collection and it crunches for a bit. While it eats up your music you get a wonderful view of it all, with filename scrolling at warp speed in the background and album covers moving right to left.
This is the nicest possible progress bar an app could have.
When it’s done you get a tag cloud and you can pick the different genres you want to listen to.