Bach – Brandenburg Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach’s famous Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 – 6 by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in a playlist of nineteen YouTube videos:

Playlists for the separate concertos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

A Czech Radio performance of the concertos is downloadable in mp3, ogg, and flac format.

TED: David McCandless – The beauty of data visualization

Via TED: David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.

The Fog of War

From wikipedia:

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a 2003 American documentary film about the life and times of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. The film was directed by Errol Morris and the original score is by Philip Glass.

The title is a reference to the military phrase fog of war, a concept of battlefield uncertainty during the fighting. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature. (…)