iDiots

It’s not a secret we love robots here at BLR, so we wanted them to be the heroes in our latest promo clip. Luxury cars with powerful engines to drive through roads under severe speed restrictions, cable TV that allows us to pay to watch all kind of sports, all from our comfortable sofa, and of course, hyper expensive cell phones that do almost everything but making a decent phone call.

Google Street Art Project

Permettre au plus grand nombre de découvrir et admirer les oeuvres d’art du monde entier est l’objectif de Google Art Project. Pour compléter l’accès aux nombreux musées et lieux culturels, Google vient de lancer Street Art Project. Une plateforme unique qui permet de découvrir des milliers d’oeuvres inaccessibles ou amenées à disparaître rapidement : le travail d’artistes, graffeurs et tagueurs du monde entier qui composent l’art urbain.

https://streetart.withgoogle.com

Hackers: the Internet’s immune system

The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.

Teach teachers how to create magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time, and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love, the values that make for a great eulogy. Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?

Why good leaders make you feel safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety, especially in an uneven economy, means taking on big responsibility.

The bridge between suicide and life

For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken and listened to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.