Congrats to and his team!
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"Stop Blabbing About Innovation And Start Actually Doing It !"
... a call to action not just for businesses but for those of us in the public sector too. Provocative title but some great practical tips for moving innovation initiatives forward.
Also, listen to this (audio) interview on CBC Edmonton for a quick overview of the project ...
In Canada, there was a similar movie released by the National Film Board called "Cosmic Zoom" that starts from the perspective of a boy rowing a boat on the Ottawa River (rather than from the perspective of a couple having a lakeside picnic in Chicago). Both movies were originally released in 1968 so I'm not sure which movie came first.
I too recall being mesmerized by the movie and especially by the concept of first zooming out into the vastness of space and then zooming down into the realm of the microscopic.
Here are the links to both movies (very similar) ...
Powers of Ten™ (1977) ... "Powers of Ten"
http://www.nfb.ca/film/cosmic_zoom ... "Cosmic Zoom
Both are awesome in their own right but I have to admit ... I like the American movie better since it explains exactly what is happening at each stage.
I will be showing these films to my kids tonight. Hope they get mesmerized in some small way too. Not easy to do in these days of CGI effects!
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