Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
|Gil Penalosa with FON volunteer Bob Fanning|
The idea behind the name is that if a public space is inviting to an eight-year-old and an eighty-year-old, then it will be inviting to people of every age group. Gil is a passionate speaker and travels the world to promote his ideas about humanizing cityscapes. You can read Gil's bio here.
Focus On Nature workshop with students from John McCrae Public School in Guelph. The students were asked to let their photography in a local park express what they liked and didn't like about the park, and thereby help to improve the eventual re-design of the park.
Gil was so impressed by the results that he used some of the photos in his talk at City Hall that evening, and suggested that every city planner should take a Focus On Nature workshop! We'll be doing another workshop with 8-80 Cities in Toronto in May. Gil even wondered how we might facilitate similar workshops in other cities around the world!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I spent the day today at a TED conference in Kitchener-Waterloo. If you never heard of TED, check out their homepage with links to fascinating short talks on an amazing array of subjects.
|Karen Morris (centre) with Lawrence & Jessica|
|Yours truly with event co-ordinator Kevin Thomason, Lawrence McNaught and Jessica Rodela|
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I gave two talks called Life (history, adventure, animals and outer space) in 3-D, to about 150 people. I used my 3D TV and some of my favourite stereo photos to illustrate my talk.
After my presentation, there was a craft table to make your own 3-D glasses and lots more 3-D photos to look at, including my wildflower photos on the walls around the room.
|3-D cross-view of a part of my audience. They loved seeing themselves on the TV in 3-D!|