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Breaking Bread is a Wonderful Thing

This was an extraordinary episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. I like to imagine that if my father and I had more time, we too would be eating Bun Cha in Hanoi – talking about his time in Vietnam during the war and how peace with your former enemy is a wonderful thing.

Source: Hanoi – Parts Unknown | Medium

Facing Your Fears with Virtual Reality

Fear isn’t always such a bad thing. It is, after all, a self-preservation response programmed into our DNA that can be useful in keeping us out of harm’s way.When that fear is constant and irrational, however, it can become a crippling problem, and one that a whole lot of us struggle with every day. Nearly 25 million Americans report having the fear of flying phobia, and almost nine percent of the adult population in the US have at least one extreme specific fear.

Source: Facing your fears with Virtual Reality | The Next Web

The Region Where The Most Creative Americans Live

The North-South Creative Divide_2014The “creative class,” a term coined by urbanist author Richard Florida, describes a vast group of American workers who implement some amount of ingenuity into their everyday tasks. Whether that’s coming up with brand new ideas or rethinking outdated ones, professions in the arts—and less obvious ones like science and technology—all draw upon creative thinking to evolve and thrive.

Source: The Region Where The Most Creative Americans Live Might Surprise You | GOOD

5 Experience Design Lessons From The Bauhaus

Of all the influences from the past 100 years, the Bauhaus—the venerable art and design school founded in 1919—has had the most enduring impact on the world, from the modern products and furniture we buy, to the graphics we see, and the architecture we inhabit. Yet while scholars have pored over the school and deconstructed its teachings for decades, many untold stories still wait to be unearthed.

Source: 5 Timeless Design Lessons From The Bauhaus | Co.Design

Samantha Payne Make Prosthetics Cool

Samantha Payne of Open Bionics spoke at Big Omaha 2016 about her company’s mission to create affordable, open source 3D printed bionics, their work at the Disney Techstars accelerator and rethinking what a human hand can be. She also discussed developing Iron Man, Frozen and Star Wars themed bionic hands for children.

Source: Samantha Payne at Big Omaha: “The point is to make prosthetics cool” [Video] – Silicon Prairie News