Roderick Bedingfield

Producer, Vibrant Context
Sacramento, CA, United States

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English, French, Spanish

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Roderick Bedingfield
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is our destiny to be one world with one language?
Speculations: Firstly- Apart from books with an intrinsic need for fixed content-eg poetry novels etc up to now. If there is an end of the convenience that a book, published by print is a fixed final word on how things are Until the next edition or the overthrow of that idea in a decade or six. Databases for instant translation get clearer and subtler as computers get faster. The chance is high that languages will change fluidly, run together and apart while moving on. Secondly China (the #1 English speaking nation I was told) has a pictogramic writing system Some people say this is the time of hybridization. What if languages develop that use both the linear letter word based system that brought the West scientific development, and the pictogram based system that may become fundamental to the new economy. 2b The power of metaphor A tweet or short piece of copy etc. could go further and grab more attention as a string of metaphorical associations. There may be a convenience to this hybridization in communication. If it gives an edge to passing on ideas effectively or competing in the market place it will tend to be encouraged. A form with closest lineage to poetry could be a most effective way of talking to others fast and to the point. 2c An app is represented by a pictogram often. We often touch that pictogram to operate the app. So as apps become more specialized and specific a series of processes may be signaled by an app logo and a couple of qualifying marks. 2d Mouvement and gesture may be standard ways to handle and filter information. Many people may have to pay to train as 'dancers' just to get basic jobs just like they formerly had to get training in MicroSoftware like Word Excel and Powerpoint However tools gestures and terms that obfuscate may tend to disappear fast…
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Roderick Bedingfield
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is our destiny to be one world with one language?
What if everything is speeding up? What if an unpredictable global culture is forming that is beyond our present limits? We may have to rely on a language or group of associated languages including dance, gesture, linear letter word and pictograms, apps and nuances not yet possible to dream up let alone comprehend. What would be the mind of a child born to all the above Sometimes children find it easier to suck up from one's surroundings all the complexity in order to survive. What if they find all this stimulation a place to thrive What if the future contains more for them than our compressive ideologies What if they do not have enough time to waste on our neurosis and instability. What if our job is to pave the way by dropping our distractions So that we pass as few of them to our children as is possible As we move away from lifetimes of evolution Into some kind of understanding of self organization? The fundamental limits of our present and historic communication are only recently being perceived let alone resolved. Language will probably take care of itself through the convenience of change.
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Roderick Bedingfield
Posted almost 3 years ago
What will you do to make peace on September 21?
Thanks Sabin, Firstly I put this video up on 2 Wikipedia pages: Jeremy Gilley and Peace One Day. I placed this video and 2 others about Peace One Day on Facebook with a personal comment of support. I think before I make my list for the 21st I want to spread the idea- I have an idea our aggregated effort to communicate the simple effect of this day will save lives. Maybe if this idea, and it's results, spread a tipping point could result. In one month or a hundred years. What if it has already become inevitable. Just because we all have made a decision to support the idea without knowing how? A pause can change everything. I don't know what I will do next, But I can pause When mental activity pauses Fear and aggression can be washed away... A new idea can float in That seems wiser as it is examined... or crazy, but in some unfathomable way the next thing to do So I will wait a bit- Then I'll act Maybe my actions will give me a list for 21 September 2011 or maybe I'll find ways to celebrate the change that this idea is making maybe every hour Happy interim.
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Roderick Bedingfield
Posted almost 4 years ago
Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation
The Extraordinary, the Ordinary and Entertainment: Suzuki said something like "Ordinary people look to the extraordinary. Extraordinary people settle into the ordinary. The thing about learning children (learning-obviously obsolete when applied to children) They don't really know what is extraordinary. Everything they see is extraordinary. If they see it-it is therefore 'normal'-a form of ordinary-so anyone can do it. That is if no one tells you it's impossible. If you really want to learn it-you may. Internet videos-often have the politest reply to "Can I do it? That reply is "You may" No barrier except reality and that changes all the time-More obviously these days. Another rough quote from a John Le Carre book "Never underestimate yourself. Leave that to the experts" We change reality not by paging through 'The Secret'. But by watching TV And TV has changed. The e in TED Entertainment has changed.