Laurentiu Todie

Client, MS Society
Rego Park, NY, United States

About Laurentiu

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Bio

My life is a bit less fine with MS.

Languages

English, French, Romanian

Areas of Expertise

Art

An idea worth spreading

There are resources and space on the Moon.

I'm passionate about

art and science

Universities

Nicolae Grigorescu

Talk to me about

science (art I know : )

People don't know I'm good at

wordsmithing; sample: The better mouse-trap caught a cat.

My TED story

I could've used Ted as a support system for my Kickstarter project that flopped: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1111558482/the-help-save-lives-project

Favorite talks

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Laurentiu Todie
Posted about 1 year ago
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
I am a poor artist and occasionally I give artwork to charities, but those organizations who have their own overhead don't acknowledge my own. I can't keep on giving forever if nothing comes back to me to give me the possibility and incentive to keep on doing it. Mine could be the difficulty of other product making givers.
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Laurentiu Todie
Posted over 2 years ago
If you could trade lives for 24 hours; who would you trade with? Why?
I admire your confidence and beauty, but as you probably know, because I think that you're intelligent too, most people's experiences are unique. I am now a happy old man who was recently diagnosed with MS. When I was 17, I was a happy champion basketball player and an abstract expressionist painter. While I changed my artistic expression from large oil painting to digital which is GREAT, I'd like to feel again the rush of dunking (the ball, not Oreos), and maybe to try to ask you for a dance : ) I'm not a wordsmith and English is not my native tongue but at 17 I would've written you a poem in Romanian or French. My writing was pathetic in its youthfulness but sincere and I miss that as well. Just for a day, and then—back to reality would be fine. If you didn't, please read In Search of Lost Time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_Lost_Time Best regards, Laurentiu http://pixelsPainting.com http://pixelspainting.com/OldWork/ PS I'm not trying to change who I am but I'd love to travel in time briefly.
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Laurentiu Todie
Posted over 2 years ago
Klaus Stadlmann: The world's smallest 3D printer
Using the printer for jewelry making or toy parts would open commercial gates of consumer desired merchandise which will provide funds for further research and development. Strata Studio is distributing software for inexpensive 3D modeling from photo stills: http://www.strata.com/products/strata_3d_cx_suite/strata_foto_3d_cx/
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Laurentiu Todie
Posted over 2 years ago
John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal
Terribly cute presentation, and I agree with not cutting the NEA, but would like them to account for the funds they distribute, with explanations. I only applied for a couple of grants and was rejected because my competitors' art was "stronger". What the art was, how strong and who decided wasn't communicated. I don't accept the NEA's or most… axioms, I wouldn't even if they did a song and dance : ) … and yes, I know Swift's Modest Proposal; the "funniest" read ever, but just as sad as the NEA's labyrinths of art funding. Ask any art student if they know how to apply; this is not something they learn in art school, and should.