Serendipity

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Serendipity

  1. SERENDIPITYorThings Probably not Covered in your Probability ClassJeffreyTzu KwanValino Kohwww.villainous.bizjtkvkoh@gmail.comTuesday, May 28, 2013
  2. Its a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of atarget you didnt even know you were aiming for.Lois McMaster BujoldTuesday, May 28, 2013
  3. How did I get here?Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  4. JEFFREYTZU KWANVALINO KOHExperience Designer &Interactivity ResearcherTuesday, May 28, 2013
  5. PRADA WOMEN SPRING SUMMER 2008Milan, Italy 2007Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  6. CCTVHEADQUARTERSBeijing, China2008Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  7. FIGHT WITHFLOWERSSingapore Design Festival2009Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  8. TEDX ZÜRICH2010http://youtu.be/8W9PMeWjmO4Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  9. OMA: PROGRESSThe BarbicanLondon, UK 2011Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  10. UNCONVENTIONALBACKGROUND• BFA Monumental Art, NL.• MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments, UK.• PhD ABD in Integrative Sciences and Engineering, SG.• Close to 10 years working experience in architecture,advertising, design research and media art.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  11. serendipity |ˌserənˈdipitē|nounthe occurrence and development of events by chancein a happy or beneficial way.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  12. 緣份Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  13. HORACEWALPOLE4th Earl of Orford(24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797)Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  14. THETHREE PRINCES OF SERENDIPTuesday, May 28, 2013
  15. HASHT-BIHISHT!"#$ !"%Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  16. ABUL HASANYAMĪN UD-DĪN KHUSROW (1253–1325 CE)(‫)(و‬ *+,-./01+ *(2-‫)ا$4ا‬Indian musician, scholar and poetTuesday, May 28, 2013
  17. SERINDIP• Persian name for Sri Lanka• adopted fromTamil Serendeevu or from SanskritSuvarnadweepa or GoldenIsland.• In contrast, some trace theetymology to Simhaladvipawhich literally translates toDwelling-Place-of-Lions Island.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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  19. serendipity = 緣份the occurrence and development of events by chancein a happy or beneficial way.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  20. Its a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of atarget you didnt even know you were aiming for.Lois McMaster BujoldTuesday, May 28, 2013
  21. How didYOU get here?Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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  23. SERENDIPITOUS DISCOVERIESTuesday, May 28, 2013
  24. ALEXANDER FLEMING• Scottish biologist,pharmacologist and botanist.• Nobel Prize in Medicine(1945).Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  25. • Petri dish containing Staphylococcus plate culture mistakenlyleft open.• Contaminated by blue-green mould.• Mould released a substance that repressed the growth ofbacteria.• Grew a pure culture and discovered it was a Penicilliummould, now known to be Penicillium notatum.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  26. AUGUST KEKULÉ• From the 1850s until hisdeath, Kekule was one of themost prominent chemists inEurope, especially intheoretical chemistry.• He was the principalfounder of the theory ofchemical structure.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  27. OUROBOROS• Ancient symbol of a serpentor dragon eating its own tail.• Similar to 鳳凰.• Used in Alchemysymbolizing the circularnature of an alchemists’work.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  28. Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  29. BENZENE• First chemical to bedescribed using modernchemical structure.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  30. OUROBOROS ==> BENZENETuesday, May 28, 2013
  31. PERCY SPENCER• American engineer and inventor.• Had no formal education.• Joined the US Navy as a radiooperator and became an expert onradio technology.• Taught himself trigonometry, calculus,chemistry, physics, and metallurgy,among other subjects.• While working at Raytheon he wastesting a magnetron for radar sets.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  32. NOTMEGATRON!Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  33. MAGNETRON!used in early radio technologyTuesday, May 28, 2013
  34. IT’S CHOCOLATE. SERIOUSLY.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  35. MICROWAVETuesday, May 28, 2013
  36. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS• Italian explorer, navigator,and colonizer, born in theRepublic of Genoa, in whatis today northwestern Italy.• Was looking for a new routeacross the Atlantic Ocean toIndia when he accidentallyran into...Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  37. NORTHAMERICAWhere I’m from!Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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  39. HEDY LAMARR• Austro-American actress andmathematician, celebrated for hergreat beauty, who was a majorcontract star of MGMs "Golden Age."• Mathematically talented, Lamarr andcomposer George Antheil invented anearly technique for spread spectrumcommunications and frequencyhopping.• Discovered during her experimentswith automated control of musicalinstruments.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  40. HEDY LAMARRSpread-spectrum communication technology is still used inBluetooth,Wi-Fi, CDMA, etc.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  41. ANGINA PECTORISCommonly known as angina – is chest pain due to ischemia of the heartmuscle, generally due to obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  42. WHEN IS ABANANA NOTA BANANA?When it’s a picture of a banana.What were you thinking of?Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  43. SILDENAFILCITRATEAlso known as ViagraTuesday, May 28, 2013
  44. OTHER CHANCEDISCOVERIES• Chocolate Chip Cookies• Popsicles• Brandy• Teflon• Potato Chips• LSD• Pap Smear• Insulin• Allergies• X-Rays• Vulcanized Rubber• Pacemaker• Radioactivity• Plastic• Coke• ...and more!Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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  46. How do I make serendipity?Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  47. Reverse SerendipityBy (Our Name Here) ProductionsCampus MovieFest 2013: Rutgers Universityhttp://youtu.be/78fiFPrrfe0Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  48. Reverse SerendipityBy (Our Name Here) ProductionsCampus MovieFest 2013: Rutgers Universityhttp://youtu.be/78fiFPrrfe0Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  49. Do good things.Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  50. Chance favors the prepared mind.Louis PasteurJeffreyTzu KwanValino Kohwww.villainous.bizjtkvkoh@gmail.comTuesday, May 28, 2013

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