What an experience it was to see Adams Apples at the Bifff this year. The story is about Adam (Ulrich Thomsen) a hardened neo-nazi that is put in the care of a village priest that can only turn the other cheek. The attitude of the priest and the other people in the little church community completely destabilizes Adam until hilarity ensues.
This movie has an incredible mix of humor, heart and absurdity. It can be favorably be compared to Delicatessen, with slightly less visual appeal but largely compensated by a fantastic script. The acting is absolutely super, Ulrich Thomsen as the bewildered neo-nazi is incredible but so is the whole cast. Well deserving of the The Golden Raven at the Bifff, a must see!
At first I was a little skeptical about this multi touch interface demo but when they start to pan rotate and zoom maps with one two handed move I was sold. Make sure you watch the video the impressive stuff starts around half way in. And the fact that Apple has a patent on some related technology makes me all giddy that we may see some practical application of this in the not impossibly distant future.
Dave Pollard talks about models to find the intersection of your genius, your passion and your purpose. I really like intersection diagram he has made and quite a lot of the models are new to me and will need exploring.
By telling the story of Edward Murrow vs. Senator Joseph McCarthy, George Clooney crafts a powerful message by simply letting us draw our own parallels to the current political climate.
The black and white and photography mixed in with original footage and jazz soundtrack ads a lot to the fabulous performance of the actors. David Strathairn as Edward Murrow is absolutely stunning.
Malcom Gladwell has an intriguing take on homelessness, bad cops and car pollution.
Power-law solutions have little appeal to the right, because they involve special treatment for people who do not deserve special treatment; and they have little appeal to the left, because their emphasis on efficiency over fairness suggests the cold number-crunching of Chicago-school cost-benefit analysis.
By taking examples from homelessness, bad cops and car pollution, the article explains that we have tended to look at these issues as endemic problems but when you look at them more carefully you see that that in each case very few represent the biggest challenge and we need to gear our solutions to solving them in realistic ways.