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Happiness and Misery must inevitably increase with increasing Power and Knowledge. The translation from the one course to the other is essentially miraculous, while the progress is natural - James Clerk Maxwell

Cause and Effect: the unexpected origins of terrible things from Delve on Vimeo.

A brand new video essay from delve!

100 summers ago the countries of Europe collapsed quickly into war: it was sudden but also strangely inevitable. Countless books have been written since about the causes of The Great War, but in this video essay we offer an alternative history. By tracing the story backwards in time we stumble upon a very unexpected cause and discover that sometimes the most harmless of things can have terrible consequences.

Story Design & Direction: Adam Westbrook adamwestbrook.co.uk
Additional Photography: Brett Walsh brettwalshphotography.com
Animation: Adam Westbrook
Archive footage from the US National Archives released in the public domain
Stock footage via Videohive and Pond5
All photographs in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 2 performed by Kevin McLeod incompetech.com
Additional music and sound effects via AudioJungle
Story assistance from Caroline Vanier, Cody Delistraty and Chris Schaefer.

Here are the books I used in researching this essay.

The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman amazon.co.uk/The-Guns-August-Bestselling-Outbreak/dp/0241968216/
The War that Ended Peace by Margaret Macmillan amazon.co.uk/The-War-that-Ended-Peace/dp/1846682738/
Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Max Hastings amazon.co.uk/Catastrophe-Europe-Goes-War-1914/dp/0007519745/
Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the coming of the Great War by Robert K Massie amazon.co.uk/Dreadnought-Britain-Germany-Coming-Great-ebook/dp/B00D5FOGL6
The Last Kaiser by Giles MacDonogh amazon.co.uk/Last-Kaiser-Life-Wilhelm-II/dp/0312305575/
The Influence of Sea Power on History 1660-1783 by Alfred T Mahan amazon.co.uk/Influence-Power-Upon-History-1660-1783/dp/1589801555

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All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it.

This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things?

The second in a two-part series about creativity.

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Delve Deeper:

Part one of the series: vimeo.com/84022735

The series was part inspired by Mastery by Robert Greene
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You can read more about Leonardo daVinci’s difficult years in: “Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image” by Toby Lester amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
Difficult medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b
47 years to success medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2

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All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives
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"Lullaby" by _ghost (soundcloud.com/ghost-14)
“Hungaria” by Latché Swing (jamendo.com/en/artist/latche_swing_(3)
“July” by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel)
“One” by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel)
“Todo se precipita a tu alrededor deprisa” by Ruido Blanco

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Bob Dylan by Chris Hakkens
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Mark Zuckerberg :Credit line on the web (with hyperlink): Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.
One Direction: Fiona McKinlay
Miley Cyrus: Mike Schmid
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Spanish by Ana Ribera Molinos about.me/anaribera
Portuguese by Gustavo Silveira

Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook
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The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius from Delve on Vimeo.

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WATCH PART TWO: vimeo.com/87448006

Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you?
If you think that’s bad - try being Leonardo Da Vinci.

This is the first of a two-part series on our distorted view of creativity and success.

DELVE DEEPER

For more on Leonardo DaVinci’s little known early years take a look at:
“Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image” by Toby Lester amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21
“Leonardo and the age of the eye” by Ritchie Calder
“Mastery” by Robert Greene amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009U1U2IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B009U1U2IU&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
Difficult medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b
47 years to success medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2

Sources:

All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives
Ultimate Fails Compilation: youtube.com/watch?v=Ujwod-vqyqA
The Craig Ferguson Show © CBS

Music released under a Creative Commons Licence

"Nola" by Broke for Free soundcloud.com/broke-for-free
“Lullaby” by _ghost soundcloud.com/ghost-14

With extracts from:
“Frozen Star” by Kevin Macleod incompetech.com
“William Tell Overture” by Giachino Rossini

Translations:
Spanish by: Elena Sanchez
Portuguese: Gustavo Silveira

Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook
adamwestbrook.co.uk

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This is why I avoid going to Nilkhet; my wallet tears up every time I’m anywhere near the place!

How do you let go of 1980’s National Geographic mags though? <3

#books #collection #natGeo #
has anyone noticed how, if you keep looking at this long enough, the screen starts warping around wherever your central focus happens to be?

has anyone noticed how, if you keep looking at this long enough, the screen starts warping around wherever your central focus happens to be?

(Source: konczakowski)

Every once in a while, this city has something done to it. Unsurprisingly, it is only after mass evacuations take place when one feels it breathe a tangible sigh of relief, a burden hoisted off, with immediate manifestations.

#dhaka (at Kuril Flyover)

Absolute wonder.
The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels

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The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels from Delve on Vimeo.

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It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world - and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything about the Information Age we live in.

How did we make such a mind bending transition into the digital world? And how does it work? It turns out it’s all based on a concept that is surprisingly beautiful in its simplicity. This short video essay explores what that idea is and tells you about the man who figured it all out.

Computers are everywhere and control almost every aspect of our lives. In the next 6 minutes you’ll find out how they really work.

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Curious? Read Andrew Lih’s quick explanation of Information Theory
edge.org/response-detail/11486

Even more interested? Spend an hour learning Information Theory with this Cambridge Professor videolectures.net/mackay_course_01/

Super interested? Read “Information: a history, a theory, a flood” by James Glieck
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A maths person? Read Shannon’s original 1948 paper which changed the world: magmamater.cl/MatheComm.pdf

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The Long Game Part 1 - delve.tv/the-long-game-part-one/
The Long Game Part 2 - delve.tv/the-long-game-part-2/

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