24 junio 2011

And the men walked on the waves...

This is pure poetry in motion: Cyrus Sutton testing his new Aquatic Almond board.
Video: Korduroy TV Song: Kings of Convenience - Weight of my Words (Versus 2001, Four Tet Remix).

Cyrus Sutton is a talented California surfer, board-builder, DIY * promoter, photographer and an award-winning filmmaker. He is also the founder of Korduroy TV, a website platform focused on self-sufficiency: "...where surfers can learn and share ideas that respect craftsmanship and a surfing experience of their own design."(www.korduroytv.com)

* DIY or Do it yourself is a term used to describe building, modifying, or repairing of something without the aid of experts or professionals. DIY movement is related to the Arts and Crafts movement, in that it offers an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs. A DIY oriented person is the one who would seek out the knowledge for him/herself.

Our educational system, in its entirety, does nothing to give us any kind of material competence. In other words, we don't learn how to cook, how to make clothes, how to build houses, how to make love, or to do any of the absolutely fundamental things of life. The whole education that we get for our children in school is entirely in terms of abstractions. It trains you to be an insurance salesman or a bureaucrat, or some kind of cerebral character.
Alan Watts, philosopher.

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