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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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Poet C.K. Williams reads his work at TED2001. As he colors scenes of childhood resentments, college loves, odd neighbors and the literal death of youth, he reminds us of the unique challenges of living.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2001, TED, Talks, arts, culture, entertainment, literature, poetry, society,...
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Here's a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Funeral director Caitlin Doughty explores new ways to prepare us for inevitable mortality. In this thoughtful talk, learn more about ideas for burial (like "recomposting" and "conservation burial") that return our bodies back to the earth in an eco-friendly, humble and self-aware way.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDMED, animals, bacteria, choice, death, ecology, environment, family,...
TED Talks
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Can you still be friends with someone who doesn't vote the same way as you? For Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge, two best friends who think very differently about politics, the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election could have resulted in hostility and disrespect. Hear about how they chose to engage in dialogue instead — and learn some simple tactics they're using to maintain their bipartisan friendship.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, communication, friendship, politics, society, TED2017, Cait
TED Talks
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After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and Morgan O’Neill -- just 20 and 24 at the time -- took the reins and are now teaching others how to do the same. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cooperation, culture, disaster relief, TEDxBoston 2012, 2012
TED Talks
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Cybercrime netted a whopping $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow calls out the insufficiency of our current strategies to protect our data. His solution? We need to respond to cybercrime with the same collective effort as we apply to a health care crisis, sharing timely information on who is infected and how the disease is spreading. If we're not sharing, he says, then we're part of the problem.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, computers, crime, data, hack, TED@IBM, 2016
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Pleo the robot dinosaur acts like a living pet -- exploring, cuddling, playing, reacting and learning. Inventor Caleb Chung talks about Pleo and his wild toy career at EG07, on the week that Pleo shipped to stores for the first time.
Topics: TEDTalks, EG 2007, TED, Talks, children, design, entertainment, happiness, invention, technology,...
TED Talks
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What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of CitiFARM at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology. Get to know Harper's "food computers" and catch a glimpse of what the future of farming might look like.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, agriculture, food, sustainability, technology, water, TEDGlobal>Geneva,...
TED Talks
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Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as adults.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, children, education, entrepreneur, money, TEDxEdmonton, 2009
TED Talks
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Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, fashion, photography, TEDxMidAtlantic, 2012
TED Talks
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Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TED Prize, activism, architecture, collaboration, culture, design, disaster...
TED Talks
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At TEDGlobal U, Cameron Sinclair shows the unreported cost of real estate megaprojects gone bust: thousands of migrant construction laborers left stranded and penniless. To his fellow architects, he says there is only one ethical response.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, design, global issues, social change, technology, TED2009, 2009
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Camille A. Brown choreographed "New Second Line," a celebration of the culture of New Orleans and the perseverance of Black people in the midst of devastation. The performance borrows its name from the energetic, spirited people who follow the traditional brass band parades for weddings, social events and, most notably, funerals in New Orleans. "It honors our ability to rise and keep rising," Brown says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, dance, art, performance, performance art, entertainment, piano, TED2017, 2018
TED Talks
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Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, Slavery, TED Fellows, arts, collaboration, communication, community,...
TED Talks
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Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive in to her photo slideshow, "The Last Iceberg."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2011, TED, Talks, art, arts, glacier, global issues, photography, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, TED Fellows, arts, entertainment, nature, photography,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, arts, cities, community, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, business, environment, oceans, plastic, science, 2009
TED Talks
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Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, animals, biology, sex, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
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Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed — only that he didn't speak or respond to words, and that she had to find other ways to connect with him. She shares how she learned to help her son thrive by being curious along with him. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Autism spectrum disorder, TED en Español, TEDx, arts, children,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, choice, culture, happiness, health, parenting, personal...
TED Talks
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The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, disaster relief, energy, environment, oceans, oil, pollution, TEDxOilSpill,...
TED Talks
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What's going on inside the brains of animals? Can we know what, or if, they're thinking and feeling? Carl Safina thinks we can. Using discoveries and anecdotes that span ecology, biology and behavioral science, he weaves together stories of whales, wolves, elephants and albatrosses to argue that just as we think, feel, use tools and express emotions, so too do the other creatures – and minds – that share the Earth with us.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, animals, biology, brain, cognitive science, consciousness, evolution, life,...
TED Talks
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There have been remarkable advances in understanding the brain, but how do you actually study the neurons inside it? Using gorgeous imagery, neuroscientist and TED Fellow Carl Schoonover shows the tools that let us see inside our brai
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, biotech, neuroscience, science, technology, TED2012, 2012
TED Talks
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The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually getting ahead? Get a sponsor: a person who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn how to identify and develop a productive sponsor relationship in this candid, powerful talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, work, success, potential, women in business, personal growth,...
TED Talks
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With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT's Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets -- like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away -- to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2011, TED, Talks, city, design, entertainment, technology, 2011
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Fifty years of armed conflict in Colombia has left the countryside riddled with land mines that maim and kill innocent people who happen across them. To help keep communities safe from harm, TED Resident Carlos Bautista is developing an app to track land mines — and direct travelers away from them. Learn more about how this potentially life-saving tool could promote peace in countries plagued by land mines once conflicts end.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, South America, TED Residency, communication, innovation, software, violence,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, children, entertainment, memory, storytelling, 2005
TED Talks
by TED.com
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After 15 years in the British diplomatic corps, Carne Ross became a "freelance diplomat," running a bold nonprofit that gives small, developing and yet-unrecognized nations a voice in international relations. At the BIF-5 conference, he calls for a new kind of diplomacy that gives voice to small countries, that works with changing boundaries and that welcomes innovation.
Topics: TEDTalks, Business Innovation Factory, TED, Talks, global issues, innovation, iraq, politics,...
TED Talks
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Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, brain, business, education, intelligence, personal growth, psychology,...
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If you've taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would you consider taking an internship? Career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen thinks you should. In this talk, hear about Cohen's own experience as a 40-year-old intern, her work championing the success of "relaunchers" and how employers are changing how they engage with return-to-work talent.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, business, culture, economics, personal growth, success, work,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDWomen, TED, Talks, activism, business, culture, 2010
TED Talks
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Thousands of years ago, ancient Nubians drew pictures on tomb walls of a terrible disease that turns the eyelids inside out and causes blindness. This disease, trachoma, is still a scourge in many parts of the world today — but it's also completely preventable, says Caroline Harper. Armed with data from a global mapping project, Harper's organization Sightsavers has a plan: to focus on countries where funding gaps stand in the way of eliminating the disease and ramp up efforts where the need...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, sight, blindness, medicine, medical research, invention, public health,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Caroline Lavelle plays the cello like a sorceress casting a spell, occasionally hiding behind her wild mane of blond hair as she sings of pastoral themes. She performs "Farther than the Sun," backed by Thomas Dolby on keyboards.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, cello, entertainment, music, performance, short...
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Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up — and grow up to be brave women. Learn how to spark a little productive risk-taking and raise confident girls with stories and advice from firefighter, paraglider and all-around adventurer Caroline Paul.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Gender equality, adventure, children, community, education, family, fear,...
TED Talks
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Caroline Phillips cranks out tunes on a seldom-heard folk instrument: the hurdy-gurdy, a.k.a. the wheel fiddle. A searching, Basque melody follows her fun lesson on its unique anatomy and 1,000-year history.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, history, music, performance, singer, technology, TEDGlobal 2010, 2010
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Why are pencils shaped like hexagons, and how did they get their iconic yellow color? Pencil shop owner Caroline Weaver takes us inside the fascinating history of the pencil.
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, design, history, industrial design, writing, TED2017, 2018
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Your cells are coated with sugars that store information and speak a secret language. What are they trying to tell us? Your blood type, for one — and, potentially, that you have cancer. Chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi researches how sugars on cancerous cells interact with (and sometimes trick) your immune system. Learn more about how your body detects cancer and how the latest cancer-fighting medicines could help your immune system beat the disease.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, biomechanics, cancer, chemistry, disease, health, illness, medical...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation's biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDMED, cancer, community, compassion, death, empathy, family, health, health...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, NASA, design, exploration, science, space, technology, universe,...
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Carolyn Porco shares exciting new findings from the Cassini spacecraft's recent sweep of one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus. Samples gathered from the moon's icy geysers hint that an ocean under its surface could harbor life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, astronomy, exploration, life, science, space, technology, 2009
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2009, TED, Talks, cities, culture, food, global issues, 2009
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What's haunting Carrie Poppy? Is it ghosts or something worse? In this talk, the investigative journalist narrates her encounter with a spooky feeling you'll want to warn your friends about and explains why we need science to deal with paranormal activity.
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, curiosity, death, fear, health, mind, science, society, sound, storytelling,...
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For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it's being shared with facilities around the wor
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, astronomy, science, space, technology, TED2010, 2010
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The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, agriculture, biodiversity, biosphere, climate change, disaster relief,...
TED Talks
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Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth — instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their thinking. Pricing consultant Casey Brown shares helpful stories and learnings that can help you better communicate your value and get paid for your excellence.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Gender equality, TEDx, behavioral economics, business, economics,...
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The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society — and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, humanity, writing, identity, self, personal growth, LGBT, race, social...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald's religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, God, big problems, business, capitalism, community, education, faith,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Ink that conducts electricity; a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch; a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists, and Catarina Mota says: It's time to play with it. Mota leads us on a tour of surprising and cool new materials, and suggests that the way we'll figure out what they're good for is to experiment, tinker and have fun.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, design, technology, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
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Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this spirited talk, it can be just as much a force for good as it is for evil. She spins through some inspiring civically-minded projects in Honolulu, Oakland and Mexico City — and makes a compelling case that we all have what it takes to get involved.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cities, software, urban planning, TEDCity2.0, 2013
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A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, data, privacy, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, culture, green, technology, TED2010, 2010
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Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating -- but not for the squeamish.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, design, health care, medicine, science, technology, TED2009, 2009
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Algorithms decide who gets a loan, who gets a job interview, who gets insurance and much more — but they don't automatically make things fair. Mathematician and data scientist Cathy O'Neil coined a term for algorithms that are secret, important and harmful: "weapons of math destruction." Learn more about the hidden agendas behind the formulas.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, algorithm, data, inequality, marketing, society, technology, TED2017, 2017
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Women have made enormous progress over the last century — challenging the status quo, busting old taboos and changing business from the inside out. But when it comes to political representation, there's still a long way to go, says activist Cecile Richards. In this visionary talk, Richards calls for a global political revolution for women's equality and offers her ideas for how we can build it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, politics, government, feminism, women, history, gender, gender equality,...
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When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. "Go out, talk to people, listen to people," she says. "And, most...
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, communication, interview, language, personal growth, TEDxCreativeCoast,...
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When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. He designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. But rather than turn a profit, he has opted to open-source the design.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, global issues, oceans, open-source, TEDxSummit, 2012
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At the Harbour School in Hong Kong, Cesar Harada teaches citizen science and invention to the next generation of environmentalists. He's moved his classroom into an industrial mega-space where imaginative kids work with wood, metal, chemistry, biology, optics and, occasionally, power tools to create solutions to the threats facing the world's oceans. There, he instills a universal lesson that his own parents taught him at a young age: "You can make a mess, but you have to clean up after...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, collaboration, design, education, environment, global issues, green,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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The are so many tiny, beautiful, funny, tragic moments in your life -- how are you going to remember them all? Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to collect all the special bits of his life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, film, life, memory, video, TED2012, 2012
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What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as "drawdown," is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today — conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, climate change, Anthropocene, nature, biosphere, science, social change,...
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Google's "Jolly Good Fellow," Chade-Meng Tan, talks about how the company practices compassion in its everyday business -- and its bold side projects.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDPrize@UN, TED, Talks, business, charter for compassion, culture, 2010
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Digital archaeologist Chance Coughenour is using pictures — your pictures — to reclaim antiquities that have been lost to conflict and disaster. After crowdsourcing photographs of destroyed monuments, museums and artifacts, Coughenour uses advanced technology called photogrammetry to create 3D reconstructions, preserving the memory of our global, shared, human heritage. Find out more about how you can help celebrate and safeguard history that's being lost.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, ancient world, archaeology, conservation, culture, history, museums,...
TED Talks
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You'll never sing again, said her doctor. But in a story from the very edge of medical possibility, operatic soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick tells a double story of survival -- of her body, from a double lung transplant, and of her spirit, fueled by an unwavering will to sing. A powerful story from TEDMED 2010.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDMED 2010, TED, Talks, arts, health care, medicine, music, science, technology, 2010
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Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, business, cancer, collaboration, communication, economics, global...
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While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, biodiversity, biology, biosphere, birds, insects, science, TEDIndia 2009, 2009
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By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs while also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change? In a talk packed with wit and wisdom, science journalist Charles C. Mann breaks down the proposed solutions and finds that the answers fall into two camps — wizards and prophets — while offering his own take on the best path to survival.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, technology, science, Anthropocene, climate change, nature, social change,...
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At Serious Play 2008, Charles Elachi shares stories from NASA's legendary Jet Propulsion Lab -- including tales and video from the Mars Rover project.
Topics: TEDTalks, Serious Play 2008, TED, Talks, design, exploration, physics, robots, science, space,...
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In a presentation that can only be described as epic, comedian Charles Fleischer delivers a hysterical send-up of a time-honored TED theme: the map. Geometry, numbers, charts and stamp art also factor in (somehow), as he weaves together a unique theory of everything called "Moleeds."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, astronomy, comedy, humor, map, science, TED2005, 2005
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Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership -- then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" and the ParaOrchestra.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, collaboration, culture, entertainment, music, TEDGlobal 2011, 2011
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In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, bottom-up, business, collaboration, culture, economics, innovation,...
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Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, education, global issues, innovation, TEDSalon London 2010, 2010
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Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: They don't let you fully experience music yet. (There's a hair-raising example.) At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDMED 2011, TED, Talks, beauty, medical research, music, science, technology, 2011
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Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation -- so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxMidAtlantic, TED, Talks, brain, creativity, entertainment, music, science,...
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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, business, economics, global issues, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
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Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. At TEDxBloomington he shows how his group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxBloomington, TED, Talks, comedy, community, culture, entertainment, 2011
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When the son of the president of a desperately poor country starts buying mansions and sportscars on an official monthly salary of $7,000, Charmian Gooch suggests, corruption is probably somewhere in the picture. In a blistering, eye-opening talk (and through several specific examples), she details how global corruption trackers follow the money -- to some surprisingly familiar faces.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, corruption, energy, global issues, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013