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Originally posted on Afronomist:


As opposed to a group of specialist engineers or inventors handling this project as expected, the creation of Africa’s first private satellite is being powered by a group of teenage South African girls.

The satellite, which will launch in the first quarter of 2016, is not only a celebration of African innovation, but a positive shift in participation of the African girl child who would have, in the past, let the “geeky boys” handle it.

Teenagers like Nina-Rose Clarke of Pinelands High School have become more confident as young women and can testify to this paradigm shift. “I never thought building things could be this interesting. I am loving this experience. It’s so exciting to be exposed to more than just drawing and studying ideas. Constructing stuff is so much better.”

Pupils from across Cape Town witnessed the launch of this project backed up by the Meta Economic Development Organisation…

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And the sun goes down

Originally posted on Vacuum Packed:

A study of an olive grove in shifting lights by Vincent van Gogh
from 1889:


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How To Catch a Bird…

How To Catch a Bird is a stop motion short based on a childhood memory. It’s the graduation film from Vera van Wolferen made for her masters in animation at AKV St. Joost Breda. When she was eight; her dad taught her how to fish. He told her to take the worm off the hook after fishing, but she had no idea why. After fishing she forgot about the worm and left it dangling on the hook. If she only knew then what the consequence of this action would be.

A short for shnit or K.? Or maybe both?





Animation by Vera van Wolferen

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Love It, Meryl..But Juuuust A Little More To The Left..

Originally posted on Cute Overload:

[I love what you’re doing. You’re a know that, right? Wonderful. The camera LOVEs you. OK. Work with me here, and we’ll get this shot nailed down. We’re about to lose the light.]

(Arne found it here.)

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Five ways to rev up your innovation engine

Originally posted on IBM Center for Applied Insights:

innovation“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.”
– Steven Johnson

The recent IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) global study on innovation points out that innovation correlates strongly with enterprise value creation: The 25 most innovative companies are outpacing the broader market in terms of aggregate market capitalization. Indeed, not just prosperity, but even enterprise survival, may be at stake.

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Inspirations from Creative people and key mantras for workplace innovation and creativity

Originally posted on INNOVATION FORUM:

The creative people series salutes great innovators of all times. This series doesn’t intend to act as an encyclopaedia of rich and famous people but touches those who made an impact by their extremely creative and innovative instincts. Key motto of the series is to stress on the point that how the creative urge from within motivates a person to reach unexpected dimensions of knowledge and inventions. As a famous saying of Steve Jobs (Co-founder of Apple) mentions: “We are here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

Steve Jobs and his mantra for real success- Innovator of his own kind 2

In this post I have tried to compile and draw lessons from seven great innovators from different trades and with different personalities. I have particularly put stress on the fact that creativity and leadership are not domain specific and these traits are achievable by anyone making serious efforts, although the feat is not an easy one…

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