This week, get inspired by 2012, Neil deGrasse Tyson (x2), Jack White & Jimmy Page, and J.J. Abrams.
Kick off your Monday by celebrating the events that brought the world together in 2012. Warning: This may leave you in tears.
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On the heels of last week’s “We Stopped Dreaming” comes “We Stopped Dreaming 2.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, once again, lays on the importance of investing in NASA as our exploration of space has had profound impacts on Earth. While I am not advocating a political motive by showcasing these videos, I am asking you to bask in the greatness that is mankind’s pursuit of discovery and let that guide your moral compass.
While you are wondering what’s for lunch today, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is wondering how to interpret the 4th dimension. The Nerdist interview with Dr. Tyson was my first encounter with the man who is destined to re-kindle the science-flame in our youth. The power of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s humor, intellect, and kindness makes science and astronomy something easily accessible for all. This episode of The Nerdist Podcast displays Dr. Tyson’s effortless ability to captivate audiences and keep them wanting more, a lesson we can all from the use of humor, intellect, and kindness. It’s probably safe to say that I love this man.
“It Might Get Loud” takes the viewer on a trek through modern guitar technique with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, The White Stripes’ Jack Black, and U2’s The Edge. While I was not terribly impressed with The Edge’s effects layering, Jack and Jimmy floored my expectations of what it means to make a guitar talk. Their ability to create truly unique sound from a semi-simple instrument are jaw-dropping. And while I do not hate The Edge for his sky-scrapping-sonics, I’d love to see him construct a guitar from a coke bottle and a 2×4.
Star Wars aside, if you’re not astonished by the incredible amount of work J.J. Abrams is credited for, you are mad. Plain and simple. Whether you’re a fan of J.J. or not, his ability to push the boundaries and accessibility of the sci-fi genre upon the mainstream is unparalleled. His love for mystery is the catalyst for the publics overwhelming positive reaction to favorites like Super 8 and LOST. J.J. is a visionary for sci-fi and fantasy writers, directors, and lovers the world over. Abrams provides a new hope (see what I did there?) to all of nerds dreaming of bringing aliens/monsters/time travel/mysterious islands to life for a living. Live long and prosper and may the force be with you, J.J.!
What inspires you? Sound off in the comments below!