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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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TED Talks
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China is the world's biggest polluter — and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy — and facing up to the environmental catastrophe it created as it rapidly industrialized.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, climate change, sustainability, green, china, future, alternative energy,...
TED Talks
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You probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there's another kind that's just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms are silent. In this quick talk, 17-year-old inventor Akash Manoj shares the device he's developed to stop this silent killer: a noninvasive, inexpensive, wearable patch that alerts patients during a critical moment that could mean the difference between life and death.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, heart health, science, invention, technology, TED-Ed, medical research,...
TED Talks
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The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace — it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and Canada. Even with its imperfections, the lives of once-forgotten populations have been irrevocably elevated because of it, says South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu. In a fascinating talk, Liu details how the tech industry in China has developed — from the innovative, like AI-optimized train travel, to the dystopian, like a social credit...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, china, Asia, business, communication, data, social change, social media,...
TED Talks
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Every cell that's ever lived has been the result of the four-letter genetic alphabet: A, T, C and G — the basic units of DNA. But now that's changed. In a visionary talk, synthetic biologist Floyd E. Romesberg introduces us to the first living organisms created with six-letter DNA — the four natural letters plus two new man-made ones, X and Y — and explores how this breakthrough could challenge our basic understanding of nature's design.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, genetics, science, invention, technology, biology, DNA, future, synthetic...
Have you ever actually read the terms and conditions for the apps you use? Finn Myrstad and his team at the Norwegian Consumer Council have, and it took them nearly a day and a half to read the terms of all the apps on an average phone. In a talk about the alarming ways tech companies deceive their users, Myrstad shares insights about the personal information you've agreed to let companies collect — and how they use your data at a scale you could never imagine.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, business, algorithm, data, consumerism, government, economics,...
Anarchivism
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Patrolling with Sean Kennedy educates viewers about tactical gear, physical and mental preparedness, and corporate politics. This video series prepares you mentally and physically to survive in our modern world. Sean Kennedy takes you through the process from the bottom up on how to deal with everyday life. This is the official DVD set from 2005 which is now out of print. It contains episodes 1-11 with commentary and bonus features on four DVDs.
Topics: rantmedia, rant media, iptv, sean kennedy, rant radio
TED Talks
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Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work-life balance, personality, work, personal growth, business, TED2017, 2018
TED Talks
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Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he's on to a new project: "biological transportation," which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change the way we respond to disease outbreaks and enable us to...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, science, DNA, future, technology, medicine, disease, biotech,...
TED Talks
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Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent — and have fun while doing it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, language, education, communication, culture, personal growth, speech,...
TED Talks
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Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. If AI is the future of hiring, what does that mean for you? Technologist Priyanka Jain gives a look at this new hiring landscape.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, work, personal growth, work-life balance, TED2017, 2018
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
- Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by: Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Depts. of Sociology/Anthropology and International Studies, Cook Commons Islamic Society
Topics: Globalization, Economics, Islamic law, Islam, Politics, Lectures
TED Talks
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What happens when technology knows more about us than we do? Poppy Crum studies how we express emotions — and she suggests the end of the poker face is near, as new tech makes it easy to see the signals that give away how we're feeling. In a talk and demo, she shows how "empathetic technology" can read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical composition of our breath to inform on our emotional state. For better or for worse. "If we recognize the power of...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, technology, AI, emotions, psychology, humanity, communication, computers,...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Beckman; Tom Jenk Jr.; high school game; Dyersville; Iowa; Commercial Club; Jenk Field; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Dyersville, Beckman, Tom Jenk Jr., high school game, Dyersville, Iowa, Commercial Club,...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Governor's mansion; 2005; DV
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girl; hitting; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Principal Park; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Des Moines, girl, hitting, Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Principal Park, 2005, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Field of Dreams; b-roll; edited; swing; Field of Dreams; Iowa; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Field of Dreams, Field of Dreams, b-roll, edited, swing, Field of Dreams, Iowa, 2005, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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governor; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Principal Park; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Beckman; Tom Jenk Jr.; high school game; Dyersville; Iowa; Commercial Club; Jenk Field; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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b-roll; patriotic; flag; Field of Dreams; Iowa; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Field of Dreams, b-roll, patriotic, flag, Field of Dreams, Iowa, 2005, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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b-roll; good b-roll; sunset; corn; Dyersville; Iowa; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Dyersville, b-roll, good b-roll, sunset, corn, Dyersville, Iowa, 2005, DV
To make accountability the norm after gender violence in the United States, we need to change tactics, says victims' rights attorney and TED Fellow Laura L. Dunn. Instead of going institution by institution, fighting for reform, we need to go to the Constitution and finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which would require states to address gender inequality and violence. By ushering in sweeping change, Dunn says, "our legal system can become a system of justice, and #MeToo can finally...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, United States, gender, government, justice system, law, sexual...
TED Talks
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On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. This has real human consequences — people lose jobs, homes and lives, and it drives racial disparities in the legal system. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change this. In this powerful talk, she outlines the plan for The Bail Project — an unprecedented...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, United States, activism, community, inequality, justice system, law,...
What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work, showing how structures can be made with overlooked materials and unconventional methods — or even extracted from the guts of the earth. "The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration if we are curious enough to see beneath the surface of things," she says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, architecture, creativity, design, technology, innovation, nature, materials,...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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corn; lights; Field of Dreams; Iowa; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Field of Dreams, corn, lights, Field of Dreams, Iowa, 2005, DV
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Hard work, resilience and grit lead to success, right? This narrative pervades the way we think, says economist Darrick Hamilton, but the truth is that our chances at economic security have less to do with what we do and more to do with the wealth position we're born into. Enter "baby bonds": trust accounts of up to $60,000 for every newborn, calibrated to the wealth of their family. Learn how this bold proposal could help us reduce inequality — and give every child personal seed...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, economics, inequality, money, social change, society, government, global...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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audience; tourists; fans; tracking shot; Field of Dreams; Iowa; Ghost Sunday; Field of Dreams; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Field of Dreams, audience, tourists, fans, tracking shot, Field of Dreams, Iowa, Ghost...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; beer; drinking; Missouri; Weston; bar; 2005; DV
Topics: -Missouri, Ghost Players, beer, drinking, Missouri, Weston, bar, 2005, DV
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boy; kid; laughing; smiling; high five; Missouri; Weston; Dreamfield; 2005; DV
Topics: -Missouri, boy, kid, laughing, smiling, high five, Missouri, Weston, Dreamfield, 2005, DV
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driving; parking; car shot; Field of Dreams; Iowa; Field of Dreams Lane; Lansing Road; 2005; DV
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What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that make their own glue and cement with scientist Jonathan Wilker — and preview some of the amazing things we can learn from how they do it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, oceans, technology, marine biology, biosphere, science, TEDx, animals,...
TED Talks
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Navigating territorial hippos and active minefields, TED Fellow Steve Boyes and a team of scientists have been traveling through the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest remaining wetland wilderness, to explore and protect this near-pristine habitat against the rising threat of development. In this awe-inspiring talk packed with images, he shares his work doing detailed scientific surveys in the hopes of protecting this enormous, fragile wilderness.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, conservation, nature, animals, science, beauty, adventure, biodiversity,...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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catcher; catch; swing; foul ball; pitching; singing; catching; Missouri; Weston; 2005; DV
Topics: -Missouri, catcher, catch, swing, foul ball, pitching, singing, catching, Missouri, Weston, 2005, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Iowa Cubs; Ghost Players; game; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Principal Park; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Des Moines, Iowa Cubs, Ghost Players, game, Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Principal Park,...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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John Anderson; Ghost Players; Field of Dreams; Iowa; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Field of Dreams, John Anderson, Ghost Players, Field of Dreams, Iowa, 2005, DV
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- Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; walking; Missouri; Principal Park; The Saint George; Weston; 2005; DV
Topics: -Missouri, Ghost Players, walking, Missouri, Principal Park, The Saint George, Weston, 2005, DV
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- Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; children; girl; Ghost Players playing catch; catch; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Principal Park; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Beckman; crowd; high school game; applause; lights; celebration; excitement; establishing shot; cu; night; Dyersville; Iowa; Commercial Club; Jenk Field; 2005; DV
Topics: -Iowa - Dyersville, Beckman, crowd, high school game, applause, lights, celebration, excitement,...
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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audience; Ghost Players; theme music; Ghost Players corn entrance; Field of Dreams; Iowa; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Randy Olberding; Ghost Players; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Governor's mansion; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Iowa Cubs Player; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Principal Park; 2005; DV
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TED Talks
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When facts are false, decisions are wrong, says editor and TED Fellow Olga Yurkova. To stop the spread of fake news, she and a group of journalists launched StopFake.org, which exposes biased or inaccurate reporting in order to rebuild the trust we've lost in our journalists, leaders and institutions. Learn more about the fight against misinformation as well as two critical ways we can ensure we're not reading (or sharing) fake news.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, government, news, politics, journalism, corruption, society, social media,...
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Play Troupe of Port Washington
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Play Troupe 90th year retrospective presented at the Port Washington Public Library.  April 13th, 2018.  Port Washington, NY.  Hosted by Mark Mastrocinque.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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audience; Ghost Players; Ghost Players corn entrance; ballbag; corn; cameras; Field of Dreams; Iowa; Ghost Sunday; Field of Dreams; 2005; DV
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by President Ron Liebowitz first seven minutes. McKibben discusses the latest science on global warming as well as the meaning of that science, and the idea that humans are suddenly casting a much larger shadow over the planet's operations.
Topics: Environmental ethics, Global warming, Climate change, Environmentalism, Economics, Lectures
The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Steve Olberding; Ghost Players; Des Moines; Iowa; Des Moines; Principal Park; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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woman; man; couple; Missouri; Weston; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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Rod Dedeaux; Sue Reidel; Don Lansing; Betty Boeckenstedt; Cameraman; Becky Lansing; Field of Dreams; Iowa; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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corn; establishing shot; Field of Dreams; Iowa; Field of Dreams house; 2005; DV
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The Ghost Players Collection
- Joe Scherrman
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children; kids; Missouri; Weston; Dreamfield; 2005; DV
Topics: -Missouri, children, kids, Missouri, Weston, Dreamfield, 2005, DV
Washington State University Libraries
- Washington State University Libraries
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This file illustrates the effects of repeated lossy video compression using the h.264 codec.
Topics: Video compression, digital video
Anarchivism
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Video from 23C3. Descriptions coming.
Topics: ccc, chaos computer club, hacker, conference
TED Talks
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In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. "Let's work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart," Pryce says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, children, social change, activism, TED Residency, race, family, TED2017, 2018
The American election system is complicated, to say the least — but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusive and secure? Civil engagement champion Tiana Epps-Johnson shares what's needed to bring voting in the US into the 21st century — and to get every person to the polls.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, democracy, community, politics, society, United States, technology, social...
TED Talks
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It's time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, provocative talk, Smith shares a workplace training program called "I'm G.R.A.C.E.D." that will inspire bosses and employees alike to communicate with compassion and respect. Bottom line: always let people know why their work matters.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, communication, compassion, identity, data, race, teaching, social change,...
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Live and direct from New Orleans, The Soul Rebels rock the TED stage with a tight, energetic performance blending elements of hip-hop, jazz and funk. The eight-piece brass band plays three songs — "Rebelosis," "Rebel Rock" and "Rebel on That Level" — turning the red circle into a joyful French Quarter street corner.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, live music, music, entertainment, performance, vocals, TED2017, 2018
Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done? Leadership expert Elizabeth Lyle offers a new approach to breaking the rules while you're on your way up, sharing creative ways organizations can give middle managers the space and coaching they need to start leading differently.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work, trust, happiness, success, business, leadership, potential, personal...
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In the ongoing debate over refugees, we hear from everyone — from politicians who pledge border controls to citizens who fear they'll lose their jobs — everyone, that is, except migrants themselves. Why are they coming? Journalist and TED Fellow Yasin Kakande explains what compelled him and many others to flee their homelands, urging a more open discussion and a new perspective. Because humanity's story, he reminds us, is a story of migration: "There are no restrictions that could ever...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, government, history, humanity, immigration, journalism,...
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Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada's Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what's often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement. "What is art for in our contemporary world if not this?" she asks.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, art, community, creativity, culture, museums, society, TED2017, 2018
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Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the real answers to commonly asked questions about romance at the office.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work, love, work-life balance, relationships, business, TED2017, 2018
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Are you looking closely? Visual educator Amy Herman explains how to use art to enhance your powers of perception and find connections where they may not be apparent. Learn the techniques Herman uses to train Navy SEALs, doctors and crime scene investigators to convert observable details into actionable knowledge with this insightful talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, art, intelligence, memory, teaching, museums, TED2017, 2018
What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology of ethical behavior — like why it's hard to spot your biases and acknowledge mistakes — and shows how the path to becoming better starts with owning your mistakes. "In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow — except in this one, where it matters...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, psychology, morality, science, cognitive science, brain, decision-making,...
TED Talks
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Yelle and GrandMarnier bring their danceable electropop hits to the TED stage in an energizing performance of two songs, "Interpassion" and "Ba$$in."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, live music, music, performance, performance art, dance, singer, TED2017, 2018
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Have you ever watched a film or read a novel, wishing that you could change the narrative to save your favorite character? Game designer David Cage allows you do just that in his video games, where players make decisions that shape an ever-changing plot. In a talk and live demo, Cage presents a scene from his new project, letting the audience control a character's decisions. "Interactive storytelling can be what cinema was in the 20th century: an art that deeply changes its time,"...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, storytelling, gaming, design, media, entertainment, technology, culture,...
TED Talks
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What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole — where people are falling short on life's essentials — and create regenerative, distributive economies that work within the planet's ecological limits.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, climate change, economics, future, history, infrastructure, social change,...
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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2018 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Buddy Holly Story".  March 9th, 2018.  Port Washington Public Library.  Port Washington, N.Y.  
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
TED Talks
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The global collection of women's experiences can no longer be ignored, says actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross. In a candid, fearless talk, she delivers invitations to a better future to both men and women.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, feminism, humanity, inequality, leadership, personal growth, social...
TED Talks
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Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical set to the TED stage. In between performances of their songs "Night Traveler" and "Porro Maracatu," they discuss how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, vocals, performance, music, performance art, TED en Español, live music,...
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of "pushout" and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, education, activism, gender equality, justice system, social change,...
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Our fingerprints are what make us unique — but they're also home to a world of information hidden in molecules that reveal our actions, lifestyles and routines. In this riveting talk, chemist Simona Francese shows how she studies these microscopic traces using mass spectrometry, a technology that analyzes fingerprints in previously impossible detail, and demonstrates how this cutting-edge forensic science can help police catch criminals.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, forensics, crime, science, human body, technology, criminal justice,...
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Many artificial intelligence researchers expect AI to outsmart humans at all tasks and jobs within decades, enabling a future where we're restricted only by the laws of physics, not the limits of our intelligence. MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark separates the real opportunities and threats from the myths, describing the concrete steps we should take today to ensure that AI ends up being the best — rather than worst — thing to ever happen to humanity.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, AI, future, technology, humanity, machine learning, innovation, intelligence,...
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Oceanographer Penny Chisholm tells the story of a tiny ocean creature you've probably never heard of: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for billions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn't discovered until the mid-1980s — but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, microbes, oceans, climate change, biology, bacteria, biodiversity,...
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology Imagine a world where we could engineer living tissues to cure a disease, heal an injury, or fix a broken heart. Tissue engineering combines the principles of biology, engineering and medicine to create biological substitutes of native tissues. Can we use engineered tissue to better understand our own bodies? What are the promises of this new technology? What are the roadblocks and controversies? This project is...
Topic: health
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Did humans evolve from monkeys or from fish? In this enlightening talk, ichthyologist and TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired myths about evolution, encouraging us to remember that we're a small part of a complex, four-billion-year process — and not the end of the line. "We're not the goal of evolution," Chakrabarty says. "Think of us all as young leaves on this ancient and gigantic tree of life — connected by invisible branches not just to each other, but...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, evolution, biology, ancient world, biodiversity, animals, apes, fish, life,...
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Singing in French and English, Mai Lan brings her cool charisma to the TED stage in a performance of her songs "Autopilote" and "Pumper."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, music, live music, performance art, performance, TED2017, 2018
Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this moving, deeply personal talk, Paula and her son Jonathan Williams share what Paula's transition meant for their family — and reflect on their path to redemption. As Jonathan says: "I cannot ask my father to be anything other than her true self."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Transgender, gender, faith, family, personal growth, religion, parenting,...