beau lotto & amy o’toole
everything begins with perception – means we’re only responding to what we’ve seen before..
creates a tremendous problem..
how can we ever see differently
all new perceptions begin with questions..
the problem with questions is they create
to question why is one of the most dangerous things you can do is question why
but it’s also the only way to see new things.
the best questions are the ones that create the most uncertainty
to question what you think to be true already
what is evolutions answer to the problem of uncertainty…
play is a way of being, only human endeavor in which uncertainty is celebrated
we play to play
play is its own reward
if you add rules to play, that’s an experiment
not just to see science differently, but to see yourself differently through science
most exciting was that this work was completely new and no one had done it before
4 months to do the science, 2 years to do the science,
youngest published scientists in the world
downloaded 30,000 times first day
forever freely accessible, 2011 – 2nd most downloaded paper
what science does for us.. step out in uncertainty, through the science of play
find/follow Amy and Beau:
the Lotto Lab:
beautiful mind launch (worlds first neuro-design lab):
beautiful mind on twitter:
beautiful mind site:
Beau’s bio on TED site:
this isn’t (doesn’t need to be ) rare.
imagine – facilitating authenticity…
finding all the geniuses inside.. waiting to be seen/heard/loved.
and imagine if we called – facilitating curiosity – school – in the city – as the day?
7 billion such researchers/entrepreneurs/happy people.. no?
Beau 2009 ted:
lab of misfits: http://www.labofmisfits.com/about-us/meet-the-misfits/
beau – founder director – is a neuroscientist and world-renowned expert in perception. His research explores the ways in which we experience the world through our own versions of reality.
Welcome to the Lab of Misfits, the worlds only neuroscience-focused creative studio made up of leading scientists, artists, designers and technologists from around the world.
Perception guides every aspect of our lives. Every moment, every behaviour, every choice we make carries hidden meaning – and our community of Misfits is dedicated to uncovering them. See how we’re engaging with this community to reveal essential human truths.
In collaboration with our Misfit Community, we’ll share our adventures, stories and truths, to help others make the choice to step forward into the world to proactively create meaning out of uncertainty.
imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..