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The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer | The Verge   1 comment

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer | The Verge.

“UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the “Legography” series, starring a Lego minifig with a bulky black camera and a penchant for exploration. The minifig travels with Whyte, waiting to be posed scaling a fence, watching the sunrise, or playing tourist in London.

In order to allow for some portability and spontaneity, the Legography series is shot on an iPhone, initially the 4S and now the 5S. Whyte uses app 645 Pro to get more manual control over his shots than the default camera software would allow, then processes them in Snapseed before uploading them to theLegography Facebook page. “As an exploration of mobile photography, the project was very enlightening and quite liberating — to know I could be just about anywhere and still keep on top of things,” says Whyte. The rest of his photography can be found at Long Exposures.”

Posted March 2, 2014 by arnoneumann in LEGO, Photography, Photorealism

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Leadership Lessons From LEGO – Forbes   Leave a comment

“……Ken Perlman is a devoted father of two girls. He feels that many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to teaching our clients change leadership. Here he shares the parallels between building a complex LEGO set with his daughters and coaching a client through transformational change.”

“So here they are – lessons in leadership courtesy of LEGO.

Lesson #1: Start with what success looks like.

Lesson #2: Consider interchangeable parts. 

Lesson #3: Instructions are only so helpful.

Lesson #4: It’s more fun when more people are working together.

Lesson #5: The quality of the final product relies upon the input of imagination.”

Ken Perlman is an engagement leader at Kotter International, a firm that helps leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations.

The whole article fills in with interesting details……enjoy ! AN

 

Leadership Lessons From LEGO – Forbes.

Posted October 19, 2013 by arnoneumann in Collaboration, leadership, LEGO

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Skydive from space recreated in LEGO | Grist   Leave a comment

Skydive from space recreated in LEGO

By Jess Zimmerman

We wrote about Felix Baumgartner’s planned freefall from the edge of space last week, but the first attempt ended up being called off due to winds. He pulled it off over the weekend, though, falling for over four minutes and achieving supersonic speed. If you missed the jump, which sponsor Red Bull swears will have scientific validity but which will probably most serve to make people gasp and then feel depressed about the state of our public-sector space program, you can see it recreated at 1 to 350 ”

AN : this article from GRIST captures ,with the videos, both the real dive and the unreal dive (LEGO re-creation ). Either way, a superb accomplishment !

http://goo.gl/UB4R5

via Skydive from space recreated in LEGO | Grist.

Posted October 16, 2012 by arnoneumann in aerospace, LEGO

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Part 1 Ward Van Duffel, LEGO Education Europe, STEM conference 2012 – YouTube   Leave a comment

 

Thinking about  thinking….creativity and the role of play in creativity….

Part 1 Ward Van Duffel, LEGO Education Europe, STEM conference 2012 – YouTube.

Posted May 2, 2012 by arnoneumann in creativity, LEGO, Thinking

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LEGO.com Architecture Fallingwater®   Leave a comment

 

LEGO is still so astounding in its range and creativity. Here is a beautiful example of an architectural application .

 

 

“When Frank Lloyd Wright presented his brilliant vision for Fallingwater®, he surprised everyone. The imagined residence wasn’t placed beside the waterfall that ran through the property, but above it, which almost totally eliminated its visibility. He argued that hearing the water instead of looking at it would connect the owners closer to nature, making it a thoroughly integrated part of their life. 

In his design, Wright made use of similar shapes as those found in its surroundings.It consists of climbing levels shaped by large sandstone ledges so the house seems to hover above ground, stretching itself across the diving stream.

The entire house is composed of projected balconies jutting out above the rock. The rooms themselves, with their adjacent outdoor terraces appear to reach out to the branches of the surrounding trees.

Constructed using local craftsmen building with local sandstone, the daring, groundbreaking project would catch instant fame after being featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1938, making it the world’s most famous Private Residence.”

LEGO.com Architecture Fallingwater®.

Posted September 25, 2011 by arnoneumann in architecture, LEGO

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Lego banishes Asia Pulp & Paper due to deforestation link   Leave a comment

Corporate social responsability is significant and not just a feel good excecise. Read re LEGO corp steps to ensure compliance.

 

“In response to a campaign by Greenpeace asserting that packaging used for its iconic toy building blocks is contributing to deforestation in Indonesia, the LEGO Group on Thursday announced it is taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging materials and paper.

Denmark-based LEGO said its new policy includes three initiatives: reducing the amount of packaging materials used, using more recycled materials, and ensuring that non-recycled packaging materials are sourced sustainably (e.g. derived from forests and plantations certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

“It is our intent that we will only source material from suppliers that are not involved in deforestation,” said Helle Sofie Kaspersen, Vice President Corporate Governance and Sustainability at the LEGO Group, in a statement.

The move means LEGO has effectively barred Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) from supplying its fiber, according to Greenpeace.

“[Lego has] confirmed that this means APP will not be able to supply the company,” wrote Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor for Greenpeace UK, on the Greenpeace blog.

Greenpeace and other environmental groups have targeted APP due to its ongoing role in forest clearing on Sumatra. APP suppliers control tens of thousands of hectares of natural forest and peatlands on the Indonesian island. The area is key habitat for critically endangered Sumatran tigers and elephants. It is also home to some of the last traditional forest tribes in Indonesia.

APP has previously committed to phasing out sourcing of wood-pulp from natural forests, yet it has consistently failed to meet its targets for doing so. APP’s subsidiaries are also under investigation for illegal logging in the province of Riau. Damages are estimated in the tens of billions of dollars by Indonesia’s audit agency.”

via Lego banishes Asia Pulp & Paper due to deforestation link.

Posted July 7, 2011 by arnoneumann in Corporate, Forestry

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