I don’t do heroes but if I had to have a few, by law or something, I think Ueli Gegenschatz would be at the top of the list. I really admired this guy and loved reading about him and watching his videos and dreaming, above all dreaming. Lots of dreaming.
I’m always months if not years behind the rest of the world as I don’t of course read the newspapers, watch TV, listen to the radio or do anything really to get information about anything it was a bit of a shock, me all content thinking that Ueli was out there doing his stuff, to find out he actually wasn’t because the daft plonker went and got himself killed in November 2009 jumping off a building. I’m quite disproportionately upset. I mean I never met the guy and neither did I even really know much about him but he was the protatgonist in the best video I think I’ve ever seen, a video I’ve watched over and over and over and over, dreaming and wishing and imagining. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbUImz0PbLg
He was a truly inspiring person. I don’t know if I’m sad or angry. Whatever, it’s certainly crapped up my week a bit.
Charming interview at TED here