MishMash Music Video Remix Competition for Getty Images

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I recently found a competition online which GettyImages was running to remix their collection of pictures, videos, and audio into short stories, music videos, and or video art. I thought this competition would be a nice challenge for me- stock video isn’t the most engaging stuff (perhaps that’s why they took down the competition website…)

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Redesigning Education

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Babson Olin WellesleyIn the fall of 2009, my school, Babson College, joined forces with Olin College (Engineering) and Wellesley College (Liberal Arts) in a Tri-College Partnership. One outcome of the partnership has been fast paced winter-session programs, lasting only about two weeks, where students self-organize and work on a specific challenge.

Last winter’s program centered on Charter Cities, essentially designing a city from scratch. This year’s winter program focused on redesigning education & pedagogy.

As a mostly self-taught entrepreneur, I have strong passion about the education process and was excited to participate in this winter’s program. Although I had prepared a variety of ideas and notes beforehand, the limitations of the two weeks still challenged myself and others.

Most of the time was spent getting to know the other eleven students across the different schools. This was very valuable in determining what worked best in education for people in general, as well as what would work best in terms of implementing ideas in the local Tri-College environment.

Overall, we concluded we all had one common goal: Adaptive Expertise

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