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A Remarkable Animation Of The History Of The Universe

A Remarkable Animation Of The History Of The Universe | Global Insights |

There’s so much we know that we’ll never see. We can extrapolate the concept of the Big Bang--the explosion of everything in the universe from a focused point.
So projects like Beginning, an animation by Grzegorz Nowiński from Novina Studio, are remarkably important. It tells a sort of good parts version of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the rise of humankind. Not only is the piece pure visual delight filled with stark textures and fine particle effects that look particularly stunning when projected on water, Beginning is a grounding piece of context--somewhat imagined, sure--but the sort of imagined thing that very much centers our perspective of reality. The average person sort of knows what the Big Bang looked like because of projects like this one, even if Beginning is far more stylized than photoreal.

Via Lauren Moss
Olivier Vandelaer's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:37 AM

This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

cafonso's curator insight, December 19, 2012 6:53 AM

A história do Universo em 4,5' 

Jean-Michel Bayle's curator insight, December 29, 2012 11:57 AM

A voir absolument avant la fin de l'année 2012 ... Bonne Année 2013

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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on

TED Talks Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Ryoma Ohira's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:59 AM

Sir Ken Robinson questions what the roles of educational institutions are today. Not related to cloud technologies but brings up good points about education.

Kelsey Anderson's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:06 PM

I could listen to this podcast over and over again. Sir Ken Robinson is a witty and charming British man who’s unique insight about education is unarguable. The segment is about the lack of creativity in today’s education system and the disservice this void creates for our students. Robinson defines creativity as a “fundamental set of capacities that distinguish us human beings” and as the “process of original ideas that have value.” In the pod cast, Robinson argues that our school system inherently stifles creativity and promotes conformity. He believes our school system should be de”industrialized” and more “personalized.” This “revolutionary” personalization of our education system would view the arts as of equal importance to literacy. This pod cast episode is something every educator should listen to and consider. I have always believed in creativity in the classroom, but hearing Sir Ken Robinson’s opinions confirmed and furthered my passion about encouraging student to be creative in a variety of subjects. 

Stefania Jrmillo's curator insight, August 19, 2015 12:46 PM

As teachers, we have a lot to learn.