Profile James McBennett I am passionate about: learning (philomathean) and discourse (philolexian). I love renaissance thinkers also known as polymaths or expert generalists. A little known fact about me is: I tried to swim across the English Channel from Dover to Calais, but abandoned the attempt as the currents pushed my route towards Amsterdam. Swam 36km that day. Furniture Maker www.timbertail.com "Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them." Albert Einstein" I love digital manufacturing tools, storytelling, design, geometry, mathematics, philosophy, continious learning, reading, marketing and my wonderful girlfriend. Joined: August 03, 2010 http://www.timbertail.com http://www.hellojam.es mcbennett Design quotient Research 1,733pt Idea 753pt Evaluation 131pt Collaboration 1,104pt Total 3,721pt Recent contributions (53) Contribution list Existential Bummer by Jason Silva Impermanence is a really real thing, because I see its transience. There’s a sadness to the ecstasy. 0 0 James McBennett 01:07, May 12, 2016 The Notebook Lessons from The Notebook about dying while remembering your best memories. 1 1 James McBennett 00:45, May 12, 2016 Habits That Will Change the World I won't discuss problems. They are for experts that only a minority will ever care about. I am interested in the habits of everyone. 0 1 James McBennett Updated on 07:05, Dec 16, 2015 View all contributions Teams (4) View all Recent comments (3) View all link James commented on Remaining Social 02:35, Jun 09, 2016 A friend died in the past few months. Was weird when facebook asked me if I wanted to wish him a happy birthday.Worth watching this poem by Rives on If I rules the internet. https://www.ted.com/talks/rives_controls_the_internet?language=en that mentions receiving an email from the other side, or rather an automated reply, with their name in your inbox which is all you wanted anyway.. link James commented on Navigating Food Deserts 00:43, May 11, 2015 Having lived in multiple cities, I can defintely say that the environments I lived in and access to healthy food has played a massive influence on my diet and health at any given time.Another TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la?language=en link James commented on Dining Clubs 15:52, May 05, 2015 As above, mentioned the use of a noticeboard that would perform like http://meetup.com which is merely an internet reference. Wasn't suggesting that this would be an internet-based idea, but one with a noticeboard, markers and paper.