Dayla Hart and David Gagnon recently put together this 2-minute stop motion LEGO® animation pointing out the fundamental flaw of First-Past-The-Post, and promoting Urban-Rural Proportional Representation for British Columbia’s voting system.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver LEGO® Club has built a transportation exhibit called People Gotta Move for the Museum of New Westminster. The exhibit is on at the Anvil Centre at 777 Columbia Street until November 16. Open daily 10 am – 5 pm, Thurs to 8 pm. The Anvil Centre is a 2 minute walk from the New West Skytrain Station. Entry is by donation.
Large whales can get caught in fishing nets. This young humpback was lucky and lived. In 2011, it was found was freed by a group of conservationist in the Sea of Cortez. The whale was very, very happy about it. Source: the Great Whale Conservancy.
We Don’t Want Your Pipeline is Bob Bossin’s musical response to the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The musicians on the live stage recording are Marie-Lynn Hammond, Keith Bennett, Ben Mink, Calvin Cairns, Paul Gellman and Dinah D.
The original We Don’t Want Your Pipeline was written by Robin and Linda Williams when people in Virginia had their own pipeline battle. Robin and Linda graciously let Bob write new verses for the Kinder Morgan fight.
Full credits, lyrics, sheet music and other info about “Pipeline” can be found here.
On May 10, 2014 thousands of Canadians coast-to-coast stood up to defend our climate and our local communities. In British Columbia, Canada, thousands of concerned people came together at Sunset Beach in Vancouver. Of great concern are the proposed pipelines and the increased risk for oil spills on the pristine BC coast & lands and the salmon farming industry which poses risk to wild salmon and the environment.
Mar 18, 2014
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
Music is a powerful communication tool–it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language–by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible. Lesson by Victor Wooten, produced by TED-Ed.
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/victor-wooten-music-as-a-language