mark miller

Whangarei, New Zealand

About mark

An idea worth spreading

That spiritual energy is available to any one and there are many ways of achieving it including faith ,love and many more.

I'm passionate about

I am passionate about spirituality and how it interacts with the universe and all the various planes with in E.g physically.

Talk to me about

spirituality , global issues E.g climate change , creativity and science percificly chemistry.

People don't know I'm good at

poetry i love to write its my way of expressing my self.

Comments & conversations

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mark miller
Posted about 2 years ago
Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film
I'm currently trying to teach myself to draw so that I can make this cartoon for youtube, but I'm just not good at it. I'm really close to giving up because I'm a writer, not a sketch artist. This might have given me enough inspiration to keep trying to learn but if I haven't gotten anywhere by the time I've finished my current project I'll move on, there's working hard and being patient and then there's banging your head against a wall.
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Posted about 2 years ago
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning
I am, I spend way to much time in them, and there is educational value in them, I learned a lot of history in the Assassins creed games, I learn a lot from the Roleplay Minecraft server I play on and I even learned some things in Grand theft Auto but they aren't educational games, just like King Lear isn't an educational play. I actually think these big immersive game worlds are part of what really show how games are their own art, for instance I'm playing fallout 3 at the moment, and I can see ideas and motifs weaving their way throughout the world. However these big games are no place for someone with no experience to try and find the artistic nature there, the walking dead is the perfect stepping stone between traditional narrative media and this beautiful new world.
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mark miller
Posted about 2 years ago
Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison
This is what being in prison should be about, it shouldn't be about punishment or revenge it should be about helping people to be a part of our society again, it should be about education and rehabilitation. If a person can't overcome their problems (or our problems) then we should help them to grow, learn and contribute within prison.
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mark miller
Posted about 2 years ago
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning
Educational games are a bad concept for anyone over 6 years old, no one wants to read an educational book or watch an educational movie right? Games aren't the answer but understanding them, why kids are playing them and their value as a new narrative medium is a significant part of the solution. If you don't think games are art then please get the walking dead game and play it, it's a very simple game with a strong and human story so it is a really good way to experience the true capability of video games in this area.
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mark miller
Posted about 2 years ago
If communism was working the way its progenitors wanted it to, would it be better than capitalism?
I was a communist until I realised what the completed revolution actually meant. I was watching an ant documentary, and the narrator was talking about how the ants were working together for the common good, and I was like "yea! These damn ants have it right" then I thought about how I would hate to be an ant, how I would never want to be a component as part of the greater whole and I doubted the system for the first time science embracing it, so I thought deeply about it and realised after a lot of reading, soul searching and observing the world around me that communism was in its fully realised state, terrible. It disregards the individual as a system that cares only for the state and in doing so completely ignores the initial reasons for the creation of society. I think capitalism is better than communism and capitalism is the only thing that I hate in the universe (communism has a spirit to it that redeems it in my eyes)
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mark miller
Posted about 2 years ago
Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
I'm at university to become a teacher (well I'm going to do that post grad) and this was truly inspirational. People like this, the ideal teacher, that is what I want to aspire towards for at least the better part of my life. I'm not sure I can do it for 40 years and still have the passion and care that it takes but I will try my best.
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mark miller
Posted almost 4 years ago
Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity
please every dog trainer knows that a top dog can train a pack. Teach them both good and bad behaviors and how to get rewards. I grew up with dogs and i feel that I learned from them and taught them. What separates us from other animals is a variety of factors and can not be defined by just language.