Making Tracks

Commencement Speaker, Peter Sellars, at School of Visual Arts NYC

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Fri - 22 May 2015 - 07:05 AM

Inspiring speech at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2015.

Here are highlights and starting points that I think you’ll find interesting in this uTube video:

10:00 – immeasurables, the most important things in life.

11:10 – What we do as artist is to search, look and recognize.

13:00 – You set your own standard of excellence.

18:30 – Don’t take jobs that are available. Create other (new) ones!

19:40 – Democracy was destroyed by money – profit vs. value.

21:19 – Depression is your blessing. Honor these moments!

22:20 – Wealthy are fucking up the universe!

23:40 – Be a human water treatment plant. Inhale the poison, transform it and offer it back.

25:00 – Now comes the hard part.

25:48 – The seven Buddhist factors of enlightenment:

1. Mindfulness
2. Investigation – ask good questions
3. Keep your energy up
4. Keep your joy
5. Find your ease
6. Concentrate
7. Equanimity – give thanks for those who hate you

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Happy New Year 2015 from Dii

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Wed - 31 Dec 2014 - 04:05 PM

Design Innovation Institute wishes you a happy transition out of the red from 2014 and into the black for a prosperous new year 2015. Please open your hearts and make a tax deductible donation to this worthy organization to help us continue re-designing a better world.

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Holiday Countdown

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Mon - 31 Dec 2012 - 12:44 AM

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Stay Happy, Merry and Hopeful. Season’s Greetings to All.

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Sat - 24 Dec 2011 - 11:25 PM

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Too Early to Talk About MagLev? A Follow-up to Dii’s Forum

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Thu - 30 Dec 2010 - 06:32 PM

Read this April 3, 2011 “bullet train” controversy follow-up to Dii’s High Speed Rail Forum.

Union Tribune editorial by Lynn Schenk, pro-high speed rail,

Union Tribune counter-editorial by Adam Summers

Are you for or against? Why? and if not, when?

November 2011 in Florence, Italy

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