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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Chinatown's Renegade Sport: 9-Man




Since the late 1930s, men of Chinatown have been playing nine-man, their own intense variation of volleyball, which is featured in the forthcoming film, "9-Man."

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Urge to Travel



This is the intriguing story of Alex Pham, a 24 year old Vietnamese American UCLA grad, who decided one day, to go on a study abroad trip, which ultimately lead him down a path he never expected.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"



"Remember before the internet?" asks Joi Ito. "Remember when people used to try to predict the future?" In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea.

This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what's going on around you right now. Don't be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist.