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Here’s how we take back the Internet

Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

TED2013. Long Beach, CA. February 25 – March 1, 2013. Photo: James Duncan Davidson, MODIFIED: VisibleProcrastinations Art, music, connection, trust http://www.amandapalmer.net/news/ted/

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Schools as we know them are obsolete. They aren’t broken. They are outdated.

“Schools as we know them are obsolete. They aren’t broken. They are outdated.” – Sugata Mitra, winner of 2013 #TEDPrize. … “The Victorians created a global computer made up of people. It’s called the bureaucratic administrative machine,” says Mitra, in … Continue reading

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[TED] Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He’s found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur … Continue reading

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[TED] Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

From TED Global 2010; About this talk Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi … Continue reading

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[TED] Gary Flake: is Pivot a turning point for web exploration?

About this talk Gary Flake demos Pivot, a new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on breakthrough Seadragon technology, it enables spectacular zooms in and out of web databases, and the discovery of … Continue reading

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Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge [TED]

Kiran Bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young … Continue reading

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