Mindfulness: What is it and why I spend 2 hours a day meditating. Takes the audience through five minutes of guided meditation. Describes the basic characteristics of mindfulness/meditation (improving 1) concentration, 2) sensory clarity, 3) equanimity), what meditation has done for him and what it can do for you, and experiences with particular coaches/retreats.
When you want to see the distribution of a bunch of data-points, like grades, you usually make a histogram. But how do you choose the right bin size? Well, with Kernel Density Estimation, you don’t need to. Throw that histogram out the window!
Why are there so many representations for colour? Why are some of the cylinders? Why is RGB and YMC both legit? Nat blows your mind into a billion colours.
Not the Mongol empire, the Mogul Empire. It’s the most epic empire you’ve never heard of, a tale full of romantic figures and it’s incredibly foundational to modern Indian/Pakistani/Bangledeshi culture.
You don’t need to be good at playing an instrument to make music. Software can do the heavy lifting for you!
In Sept 2015, Chenyu returned to LA from Shenzhen and lived in different Airbnbs for 365 days, during which she knocked open 99 doors and shared a slice of life with pilots, filmmakers and artists.
Chenyu “travelled” within the city of Los Angeles, explored 20 neighborhoods and experienced the full spectrum of humanity from empathy, conflict, help from strangers, and culture differences. This journey made her belong to LA, a mega-city that she used to feel distant to.
Her live blog and lifestyle has become a media phenomenon in China, and inspired hundreds of Chinese travelers to use Airbnb.
After moving to SF, Chenyu’s urban nomad life has been more challenging. To make it affordable, Chenyu started pet-sitting and paint dogs for hosts to exchange for stays.
– urban nomad: Why, what, how, challenges, memorable stories
– Take aways for hosts & guests
– co-living & subscription service to productize urban nomad lifestyle
– culture differences as an Asian traveler, such as recycling / composting, continental breakfast does not include eggs, and “bed sheet” is not common in Asia, which can lead to better guest/host experiences
An open discussion on what it means to be immortal.