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Hello everyone, my name is Bart Hendrikx. No, I don't have any blood relations with Jimi. Berlin is where I am now. In less than 3 decades of this inspired life of mine, I've uncovered a bit of Mother Earth, living in cities like Amsterdam, Maastricht, Antwerp, London, Antibes, NY, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and 5 years of Malibu, CA where I worked in Advertising, Music, Film and TV. I collect air miles as often as I redeem them. Welcome to my My World: A Non-Commercial Blog intended for private personal study and educational purposes only with no charge made for any materials. Together we will absorb a daily recommended dose of inspirational content. We will laugh, we will cry - but most of all - we will delight in the inspired creations of humanity. Great documentaries, films, TV series, books, music, eclectic visions, interesting opinions, history lessons and anything else that uplifts and informs the human spirit. Enjoy your stay. And don't hesitate to click on the Random button, arrow above or by messaging me if you want your mirrored copyright material (Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976) which is intended for private personal study only removed - I enjoy talking to strangers.

"One of the most important television series ever." 

Years of Living Dangerously (TRAILER) is a 9-part, by American premium television cable network Showtime, documentary television series focusing on climate change that will premiered yesterday on April 13, 2014. Watch Premiere Full Episode here (VIDEO). James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger are executive producers of the series. The episodes feature celebrity investigators, who travel to areas around the world and throughout the U.S. affected by global warming to interview experts and ordinary people and view the impacts of climate change. The celebrities include Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Schwarzenegger, Lesley Stahl, Mark Bittman, Ian Somerhalder, Olivia Munn and Michael C. Hall. Joseph Romm and Heidi Cullen are the chief science advisors. Watch new episodes Sundays at 10PM ET/PT. A simple One-to-watch! TAKE ACTION

"This is, of course, the most crucial time of a film" 
A brilliant quote in the above basic image made macro. This from one of the most influential directors of the 20th century: Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), the genius behind films such as Lolita, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and my personal Top 5 favorite of all time: Full Metal Jacket. Even though his first and last sentence contradict each other a bit, Kubrick means to say in the last sentence: "stick to a plan" and that ”planning only takes you so far, it’s preparing to be in the moment that is so crucial.” And that’s why we love Kubrick! Kubrick’s films are both technically and artistically stunning, while content-wise, he often sought to be controversial. Click here for the epic documentary Stanley Kubricks Boxes (VIMEO). Go here for all other essential documentaries….Enjoy! (Photo credit by Larry Wright)

"This is, of course, the most crucial time of a film" 

A brilliant quote in the above basic image made macro. This from one of the most influential directors of the 20th century: Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), the genius behind films such as Lolita, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and my personal Top 5 favorite of all time: Full Metal Jacket. Even though his first and last sentence contradict each other a bit, Kubrick means to say in the last sentence: "stick to a plan" and that planning only takes you so far, it’s preparing to be in the moment that is so crucial.” And that’s why we love Kubrick! Kubrick’s films are both technically and artistically stunning, while content-wise, he often sought to be controversial. Click here for the epic documentary Stanley Kubricks Boxes (VIMEO). Go here for all other essential documentaries….Enjoy! (Photo credit by Larry Wright)

"Prophecy no longer feels like a description of the future."

In the video above you will see a brief talk from American media theorist Douglas Rushkoff. This about his book 2013 Present Shock. It doesn’t explain the whole book, but it definitely conveys the “gist” of it. Also watch Rushkoff on Stephen Colbert’s 2013 (VIDEO) and 2009 for his Life Inc. book here (VIDEO)For the past ten years Rushkoff has been studying and writing about the world in which today’s teenagers are growing up—a world made of marketing. Douglas Rushkoff has been an authority on the intersection of technology and culture since before the word “google” was anything more than baby talk says his own personal website. Rushkoff also predicted the coming centrality of the Internet (CYBERIA, 1992 – a book initially canceled by a publisher who feared the net would be over by the time it came out); he coined the terms “viral media” (MEDIA VIRUS, 1994) and “social currency” (Upside Magazine, 1996); he forecasted the collapse of the dotcom bubble (SXSW, 1997) and the most recent recession in a 2004 column that later became his book, LIFE INC (VIDEO). Rushkoff even inspired today’s code literacy movement (PROGRAM OR BE PROGRAMMED, 2010). Rushkoff is the author of a total of twelve bestsellers (translated to over thirty languages), the host of three award-winning documentaries like the brilliant 2014 - Generation Like (VIDEO), Digital Nation (VIDEO) and The Persuaders (VIDEO), Merchants of Cool (VIDEO). Enjoy!

"our currency is information" 
"Our currency is Information" is the first episode of the documentary film series Exposing the Invisible by Tactical Tech. Exposing the Invisible is Tactical Tech’s 3-part series of short films examining some of the most inspiring and provocative investigative cases that go further than traditional journalistic investigations. The Tactical Technology Collective (est. 2003) is an international nongovernmental organisation that trains rights advocates to deploy information and communications technologies in developing and transition countries in particular. In the "Our currency is information” (WATCH HERE) episode you will learn about methods for investigating corruption and organised crime. You will meet Paul Radu from the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, one of the most inspiring investigative reporters from Romania. Watch other brilliant episodes like  the “Unseen War” and “From my point of view” from the Tactical Technology Collective here. Interested in more? For the story of Oil go here, IPCC 2014 report here, Weapons here, Mesopotamia here, new function of Art today here, Silicon Valley here, Ocean acidification here, GNH vs. GDP here, NSA here, Power of the TV here, Psychology of War here, Poverty here, Polyarchy here, History of The Planet’s lungs here, History of public relations here, Operation Geronimo here, The Legal Enemies of the State here, 2B cell phones waves here… (photo credit by Tactical Tech)

"our currency is information" 

"Our currency is Information" is the first episode of the documentary film series Exposing the Invisible by Tactical TechExposing the Invisible is Tactical Tech’s 3-part series of short films examining some of the most inspiring and provocative investigative cases that go further than traditional journalistic investigations. The Tactical Technology Collective (est. 2003) is an international nongovernmental organisation that trains rights advocates to deploy information and communications technologies in developing and transition countries in particular. In the "Our currency is information” (WATCH HEREepisode you will learn about methods for investigating corruption and organised crime. You will meet Paul Radu from the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, one of the most inspiring investigative reporters from Romania. Watch other brilliant episodes like  the “Unseen War” and “From my point of view” from the Tactical Technology Collective here. Interested in more? For the story of Oil go hereIPCC 2014 report hereWeapons hereMesopotamia herenew function of Art today here, Silicon Valley here, Ocean acidification hereGNH vs. GDP here, NSA here, Power of the TV here, Psychology of War here, Poverty here, Polyarchy here, History of The Planet’s lungs hereHistory of public relations here, Operation Geronimo hereThe Legal Enemies of the State here, 2B cell phones waves here(photo credit by Tactical Tech)