Visit the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, a wonderful collection of 20th century art. Call (310) 277-5321 to make an appointment for a free tour. I'll be giving tours on Wednesday March 19 at 2 pm, Friday March 21 at 10:30 am, Friday April 4 at 2 pm, Friday April 11 at 2 pm, Wednesday April 16 at 10:30 am, Friday April 25 at 10:15 am.
Father Greg Boyle tells stories from Homeboy Industries.
Danny Hillis says, "There are three big game-changers going on: globalization, computers, and synthetic biology. If I were a grad student now, I wouldn’t study computer science, I’d study synthetic biology." <a word to the wise>
Bill Gates' 2014 annual letter busts myths about global poverty and disease.
Interview with Sebastian Thrun, an amazing and accomplished inventor.
Take a look at this technology trends slide show from Mary Meeker at KPCB, a venture capital firm! It's awesome!!
Google's (Jolly Good) Fellow Chade-Meng Tan explains his Search Inside Yourself lessons. He has written a book as well.
Amazing video from Venerable Robina Courtin.
My most influential teachers:
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches how to be mindful.
Eli Jaxon-Bear teaches us to face unpleasant emotions, and how to listen.
Eckhart Tolle explains how to be in the present moment.
Ken Keyes shows how to raise consciousness.
Outstanding teachers and coaches:
My parents, Chauncey Bell, Barry Boehm, Sue Bottfeld, Hal Brody, Allan Cameron, Dorothy Demory, Eric Garen, Calvin Gentry, Bill & Peggy Hamner, Erich Heinerth, Anthony Hoare, Fred Hodson, Tom & Carolyn Jones, Ferdinand Kertess, Karen Kleinfelder, Alex Koperberg, John Lilly, Norman Marks, Catherine Morris, Ted Nelson, Harry O'Steen, Frank Peto, Bonnie Prettapapop, Gladys Pushard, Ronald Sass, Einar Stefferud, Hye Wol Sunim and Roberta Taggart.
Thanks also for books and lectures by:
Stewart Brand, César Chávez, Douglas Engelbart, Bill Gates, Malcolm Gladwell, James Gleick, Douglas Hofstadter, Darrell Huff, Tracy Kidder, Donald Knuth, Ray Kurzweil, Don Lancaster, Peace Pilgrim, William Poundstone, Edward Tufte, Stephen Wolfram and Steve Wozniak. (what a bunch!!)
Pantheon of heroic, brilliant, beautiful women:
Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Borgman, Audrey Chan, Barbara Ehrenreich, Nora Ephron, Gangaji, Hélène Grimaud, Naomi Klein (at TED), Marlene Mallicoat, Irshad Manji, Marissa Mayer, Maria João Pires, Cindy Sherman, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Warren, Oprah Winfrey.
I'm proud to be a docent at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, a wonderful collection of 20th century art. Call (310) 277-5321 to make an appointment for a free tour. Ask for me!
My favorite activists, because they are so loving, are the folks at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker soup kitchen, "the Hippie Kitchen".
I'm starting to help a bunch of UCLA law students purge old misdemeanor records for clients so they can get jobs.
The PLATO Society is the original retirement learning group; we organize our own study/discussion groups; currently, I'm co–coordinating The Web of Life. My topic is Complexity Theory.
Thoughtful appeal from Stephen Hawking to stop the killing in Syria.
Thomas Schelling talks about nuclear weapons in this 2005 Nobel Prize lecture.
Ban Ki-Moon says the world is over–armed and peace is underfunded. This is a great short article.
The RAND Corporation is designing infrastructure for a stable and prosperous Palestinian state. Video here. Report here.
They designed their dream, called "the Arc". What a wonderful idea! What a wonderful thing to do!
Here's the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions website. AFSC story. Focus is on Motorola, Veolia, Caterpillar, products from Israeli settlements, and sporting, cultural and academic events.
Good news! We're becoming much less violent, says Steven Pinker in this TED talk.
Irwin Redlener on the danger of nuclear weapons, and what we can do now.
Gene Sharp From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation the handbook of the Arab Spring.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation promotes abolition of nuclear weapons.
Nuclear Threat Initiative promotes nuclear abolition initiative of Kissinger, Perry, Nunn and Schultz.
Federation of American Scientists are savvy nuclear disarmament people, too.
Union of Concerned Scientists has excellent materials about nuclear weapons abolition.
Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament 1986 peace march across the U.S. - Loretta and I walked 3700 miles in 9 months, from Los Angeles to New York to Washington DC. Laura Monagan blogged about it beautifully.
American Friends Service Committee sponsors progressive programs here and overseas.
JusticeInternational Modern Media Institute (and Icelandic Modern Media Initiative) want to improve privacy and freedom of speech for Internet users everywhere.
WikiLeaks gives whistleblowers exactly what they need: anonymity. It lets us focus on the facts not on the leaker. Viva la información!
Center for Constitutional Rights advocates for Guantánamo prisoners and Gaza citizens.
American Civil Liberties Union looks out for our rights, our privacy and our prisoners.
STOPMAX says, "End solitary confinement".
Electronic Frontier Foundation promotes civil liberties in cyberspace.
comp.risks publishes computer screw-ups and bizarre stories about computers.
Adbusters shows how we are manipulated by advertising.
Weisman Art Foundation featured on ABC's Eye on LA.
The Annenberg Space for Photography shows gorgeous high–resolution images and video; it's free and they validate your parking (otherwise parking would cost you $30!)
ArtBabble is like an art magazine.
A "vanitas" video by Sam Taylor–Wood.
Jennifer Steinkamp projects computer–generated animations onto walls, brilliantly.
2011 Art Basel Miami Street Art slide show movie, 100 pieces of excellent street art. Every style!
Twenty minutes about how to visit the Louvre. Worth the time.
Deep zooms of fractals by TeamFresh and others.
Exploring the Mandelbox in 3D.
Cows, cows and cows by Cyriak.
Minimalist piano piece from Julius Eastman.
Ain't No Grave is a global art project about Johnny Cash's last recording. Don't miss the abstract version!
The Living Computer Museum in Seattle runs the computers of the '60s, '70s and '80s. Awesome!
Great financial advice from Michael Lewis.
Pandora can help you find music you'll like.
Wolfram Alpha can help you understand your Facebook statistics.
Your favorite comic delivered daily by email.
Ironic Times is very funny and sarcastic.
Virtual reality fantasy: Sight by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo.
Banksy's Simpsons intro.
In 2007, I wrote about continuous glucose meters for diabetes care.
MacTech magazine has put some of my old Computer Store articles online:
First magician: "Who was that lady I sawed with you last night?"
Second magician: "That was no lady, that was my half–sister!" —Walt Kelly
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<div itemprop="description">Dick Heiser is a retired computerist, teacher and activist. He started the world's first computer store in 1975.
He advocates the abolition of nuclear weapons.</div>
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