Your Ideas Are Not Yours

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Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you. 

Noa Strupler

You will remember from school other students preventing you from seeing their answers by placing their arm around their exercise book or exam paper.
It is the same at work, people are secretive with ideas. ‘Don’t tell them that, they’ll take the credit for it.
The problem with hoarding is you end up living off your reserves.
Eventually you’ll become dry.
If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing.
The truth is, the more you give away the more comes back to you.
Ideas are open knowledge.

Don’t claim ownership of Ideas

They’re not your ideas anyway, they’re someone else’s. They are out there floating by.
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Give away everything you know, and more will come back to you.

ONE DAY – Film Premiere

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ONE DAY – Film Premier im Kino Palace, Winterthur am 14. Dez. 2012

One Day in a live from a Street child

ONE DAY is a Documentary film I made this summer about one day in the live of Rong, a Street child in Phnom Penh.

We will also have a Vernissage with Acryl-Paintings from Sophal Strupler | Strupler ART

On December  14th Sophal and I will give further information about the film, the country and our future in Cambodia.

Free entry

Because the space is limited, there is a Guestlist

Doors open 7:30 PM
Film start 8:00 PM

Kino Place in Winterthur – map

Where Good Ideas Come From

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Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on the key questions:
Where do good ideas come from?
I think this video has great thoughts and inside on how much we need each other in order to develop an innovative culture.

What sparks the flash of brilliance?
How does groundbreaking innovation happen?

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Take Better Pictures With Your iPhone

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Are you taking pics? Do you think you could do it better?
The camera is NOT the most important thing if it comes to take a great shot!
Here is how you can do it with the iPhone 4.
Do you want to know how you can take better pictures? Do you want to help other take better photos?

It’s all about the eye

You can help people develop their “eye” more with just a few tips.

For example, the rule of thirds: camera+ has (by default I think!) the lines-of-thirds shown on the screen, and to compose a photo with a subject (not like your airplane one…), try placing the subject where two of the lines meet (the intersection). That will help ppl take the first step in playing with composition.

Next, lighting: tell them that they can touch the screen in camera+ twice: first for focus, second for exposure, and it is important to play with exposure because sometimes a really dark photo is really nice!

And finally editing: it is important to try to have an idea in your mind of how the picture should look like (more or less) BEFORE you start editing. It is okay if you end up with something completely different, but if you practice holding the image in your mind before you start then you will get better faster because your goal-image will update each time you try again– and you’ll find it’ll get closer each time to your finished image.

By doing this you develop your own style.
I bet if you looked back at your images in a few years you would clearly find they have improved.

Clicking Fun

I think the most important thing about taking photos is having fun AND clicking a lot.

Thank you Tim Carr for your wisdom and inspiration to this post.

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3 Hours In Athens

Athens is a unique city.

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After recording the atmosphere of the city on February 3rd 2012 I felt there was something in the air. Greece is standing in front of a big shift. The insecure situation with the EU is present.

Nobody knows what will happen next.

I choose the song from Citizen Cope – Mistaken I.D. because I thing it represents the situation of a country that is on the verge of a major identity crisis.

Mistaken me
It seems like you’ve mistaken me
See you’ve mistaken me
It seems like you’ve mistaken me, taken me

Citizen Cope

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On The A Train To Athens

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Using public transportation to Athens. People are sitting, waiting, thinking, looking, talking and playing with their phones. It’s impressive what you can see if you look closely.

As I was recording I thought to myself.
What is their story? Where do they come from? Where do they go? 

We are all living our lives next to each other and still we know so little about the person traveling next to us.

The soundtrack I made with Garage Band on my Mac.

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How To Create Photo Art With An iPhone

I love to take photos with my iPhone 4. Many people have asked me how I edit my pics.
If you follow these instructions, you too will create art with your iPhone.

It takes two skills for a great shot.

A photographic eye and the right editing tools. 

5 Steps to a great photo

Step 1: Look for a shot with potential. This is something hard to explain, but look for structure and contrast. For example: when I see clouds like this, I know this will turn out great. I notice the wet ground and a eye catching plain in front of a far away background.


Step 2: I take all my pics in the Camera+ App. Use it and you will see why. I often take multiple shots of the same thing. this gives me later the ability to select the best one. Continue reading How To Create Photo Art With An iPhone