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Chelsi’s Happy Link Time


(This was Alexander Graham Bell’s suggested telephone salutation. Zany, right?)

This morning I decided to try something new. Every Friday until the end of time (a rough estimation), Conspire will feature a list of cool discoveries from around the Web. Most times they’ll be links that aim to get you thinking differently about communication, culture, and life in general. Other times, LOLCAT ATTACK!

Submissions are welcome, and you can send them through one of the usual suspects.

John Cleese is such a dream. On top of his fine acting career and wicked sense of humor, the man’s got great advice about tapping into creative genius. During last week’s Cannes International Festival, he told a series of stories that spoke specifically to the importance of the unconscious mind.

An excellent example of both data visualization and today’s rate of change. These two interactive graphs show the Twitter connections between Eyeo attendees before and after the conference.

Perhaps irony at its finest. User Interface designer Amitay Tweeto of Tel Aviv, Israel, is the man behind The Quiet Place — a route millions have taken to escape the Internet… on the Internet.

“I’m a big fan of the ‘words before code’ concept, said Tweeto. “It means that before I even try to develop a new idea, I have to know that there are people who can relate to it. When I created the quiet place project, I had a sense that we’re in an era that changes everything, and fast. With the new social media that Facebook gave us, I learned that there is a side-effect that no one really bothers to check. The social noise that we take for granted is affecting so many young folks that don’t even know that there is other way to live a life.”

Stuck in a rut? Thanh Pham discusses how to build better habits with mind maps.

Rain Wilson’s SoulPancake crew has one mission: tackle life’s big questions. In this video, you’ll see their creative — and heart warming — answer to the need for love.

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