Monday, October 22, 2012

Everything is a Remix: Creativity and Intellectual Property

This is not the first time I read or watch a video on that topic, and this series is not perfect (what is?), but still is very good and has two important qualities: it's beautiful and it's short. What am I talking about? I'm talking about the 'Everything is a Remix' 4-parts series of 10 minutes videos. Worth watching.

It's mostly about two topics very dear to me, creativity and intellectual property. Whenever creating, who we are, where we've been and what we know make what we create. Regarding intellectual property, while initially designed to encourage innovation, it's now one of the single most harmful law working against the common good and innovation itself. Learn more by watching the short & nice videos...

Monday, February 13, 2012

TED Talk: How Economic Inequality Harms Societies

Remember when I shared my review of Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson's book on why equality is better for everyone? Well, if you haven't found the time to read it yet, here's the 15-minutes TED Talk by Richard Wilkinson on the same topic.

It just make so much sense. More equality (eg justice, opportunities, finance) = more happiness. And it applies at the scale of societies.