Congratulations to ex Pembrokeshire lad and sometime local surfer Steve Robinson who has just picked up a BAFTA for his Indus Films for Bruce Parry’s Amazon. Sometime TYF Adventure playmate Paul Cripps’ Amazonas Explorer ran the logisitcs for the first programme, including some scary medi-vac for a sick film crew. Well done both.
Update from Franny Armstrong, Director of the Age of Stupid: Hello, Have sidetracked to my brother’s house in Boston for some Auntie R&R (yeah sure, with 4 kids, 2 cats, 1 dog and 2 hermit crabs, very relaxing), before the big NGO summit in Washington DC on Monday (meeting 16 of the US’s biggest climate [...]
Michael Pollan is one of the clearest, most compelling advocates to common sense approach to food than pretty much anyone else that I’ve come across. There’s an excellent download of hos talk, available for free, just here. Good background reading for anyone coming to play at Hay on Earth this year.
The Clock of the Long Now is a short, thought provoking book that’s worth a read sometime soon. One interesting project that’s spun off the Long Now Foundation’s website is also something worth keeping an eye on. You can take bets and make prodictions against people ranging from Kevin Kelly to Warren Buffet. You’ll need [...]
Take your eyes off the road from Andy Middleton on Vimeo. It’s getting ever more important to find ways to connect to wider communities, and find out what’s going on in the next field. It’s easier sometimes than others, and this moment of awareness in the Gwaun Valley in Pembrokeshire whilst on an 80m tour [...]
A lovely story popped into my inbox this week that hints at low we value our imagination. Warwick’s University’s chocolate powered car is a great example of innovation and story telling. Carrot fibre is excellent for strength, as is starch. If we can innovate like this, surely we’re capable of imagining our way to an [...]
Reparum res venio velociter according to Babelfish Make good things happen quickly according to the art of do. On Tuesday I spoke at a government funded community climate change event with Emma Louise Hardman and Emma Metcalf from the Do Programme. We started to map out Do Connect, a time line of the real action [...]