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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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PBS | NPR Forum Network Arts & Media
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Tal Ben-Shahar, instructor, psychology, Harvard Tal Ben-Shahar discusses current research on the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make a difference in one's life. The study of happiness or of enhancing the quality of our lives, has been dominated by pop-psychology (much charisma, but relatively little substance) and academia (much substance, but isolated from most people's everyday lives). Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimal human...
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Topic: psychology
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, business, culture, entertainment, politics, potential, psychology,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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Nearly 60% of HIV+ individuals in Ethiopia are women. UNAIDS has estimated that approximately three quarters of all women infected with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, there were approximately 12 million women living with HIV and AIDS, compared to about 8.2 million men. (source) Gender bias and the biology of transmission have led to women being more vulnerable than men to become infected. Poverty, lack of access to education, and violence against women increase the risk. This...
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Topics: Risk, action, women, gender bias, biology of transmission, vulnerable, poverty, violence against...
PBS | NPR Forum Network History
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Bernard Margolis, president, Boston Public Library; Kelly Cobble, curator, Adams National Historic Park; Jonathan Chu, dean, education, UMass Boston; Peter Drummey, librarian, Mass Historical Society; Elizabeth Deane, producer, American Experience, WGBH The Adams story provides a strikingly intimate look inside a marriage of true companions, says Deane, for whom life included not just the great events memorialized in textbooks, but also laughter, loneliness and family tragedy.To present the...
Topic: history
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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Certain populations of men, such as truck drivers and soldiers, are among those more vulnerable to infection. These men are learning that unprotected sex leads to the spread of HIV/AIDS. As a result of intensive education programs in Ethiopia, individuals from within these groups now practice safer sex and are able to teach others about prevention. This film documents outreach efforts by and for men of all ages, from all walks of life. All public, educational, and government access television...
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Topics: Men, truck drivers, soldiers, spreading HIV/AIDS, education programs, safe sex, teaching, learning....
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman, Matthew Luotto
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This film follows Ethiopians who are working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS through education. Modes of communication, such as radio, television, and print media, provide basic information about becoming infected with the virus. Prevention education also comes alive in other settings, including street theater, coffee ceremonies, and funeral gatherings. This film explores the work of Ethiopians committed to controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS, while promoting respect and compassion for those...
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Topics: Radio, television, print media, prevention education, street theater, coffee ceremonies, funeral...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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This film documents courageous HIV + individuals, who are stepping forward and speaking out, despite the risk of social stigma. They are taking this risk in order to improve the lives of others living with the disease, and hopefully communicate the danger of infection from unprotected sexual contact. Some are becoming active in their communities, working to reduce discrimination and secure better services. This film details their stories and profiles groups that provide counseling, income...
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Topics: Silence, social stigma, discrimination, services, counseling, support, community outreach,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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In Ethiopia, the AIDS epidemic has left more than one million children without parents. Compassionate groups and individuals have taken on responsibility to raise and care for not only family members and neighbors, but also unique orphanages. This film explores the stories of these caregivers, and the young people for whom they care. Through the films, the viewer is able to "visit" with these children in their new homes for a birthday party, a meal together, a day at school, and much...
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Topics: Children, orphans, orphanages, family, neighbors, community, responsibility, caring, compassion,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network Spirituality & Religion
by WGBH
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Richard Cizik, vice president, government affairs, National Association of Evangelicals; John Danforth, retired US senator, writer; Barry Lynn, executive director, AUSCT; Renee Loth, editor, editorial page, The Boston Globe Rev. Richard Cizik, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals; retired Senator John Danforth, author of Faith and Politics ; and Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and author of...
Topic: politics
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He explains his belief that God's intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Christianity, God, culture, happiness, leadership, philanthropy,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network History
by WGBH
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Cassandra Pybus, founder, Australian Humanities Review Historian Cassandra Pybus traces the lives and adventures of the runaway slaves who absorbed the dreams of liberty from their masters during the American Revolution and fled to the British to find freedom. She tells us where where these hopeful and courageous idealists went and what kind of lives they made for themselves. PBS | NPR Forum Network program with Cambridge Forum 2006 Feb 22
Topic: history
Anarchivism
by Creature Skateboards
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Promo disc from Creature Skateboards. Skaters: Al Partanen Alex Horn Cody Boat Darren Navarrette David Gravette Drew Potter John Ponts Josh Perkins Sam Hitz
Topics: creature, skateboards, independant
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Buddhist scholar Bob Thurman, is our first step toward Buddha nature.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDSalon 2006, TED, Talks, Buddhism, God, culture, global issues, happiness, peace,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network Spirituality & Religion
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Mustafa Ceric, Grand Mufti, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina His Eminence, Dr. Mustafa Ceric addresses some of the issues and challenges resulting from the presence of several million Muslims in Europe. He shares some of his thoughts on the integration of the large European Muslim minorities into the social, political and cultural structures of Europe and addresses the question of how Muslims can help build multi-faith, pluralistic European nation states that are more tolerant of and open to...
Topic: religion
PBS | NPR Forum Network News & Public Affairs
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Sister Helen Prejean, writer, activist; Joseph F. Savage, Jr., chairman, NE Innocence Project Author and activist Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue around the unanswered questions surrounding the death penalty: Should any state have the power to execute? Is the death penalty appropriate retribution for particularly heinous murders? Does it deter crime? Does it fundamentally violate human rights? Prejean's book, Dead Man Walking , which portrays her...
Topic: law
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, business, culture, education, entertainment, happiness, psychology,...
TED Talks
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Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, biotech, business, culture, future, invention, robots, science,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Julia Sweeney (God Said, "Ha!") performs the first 15 minutes of her 2006 solo show Letting Go of God. When two young Mormon missionaries knock on her door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Christianity, Featured, God, arts, atheism, comedy, culture,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, children, creativity, culture, dance, education, parenting, TED2006, 2006
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, antidepressants, cognitive science, culture, evolution,...
TED Talks
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Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our understanding of the universe.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, astronomy, biology, cognitive science, cosmos, evolution,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network Arts & Media
by WGBH
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Andrew Carroll, editor, writer Operation Homecoming is a program created by the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage returning soldiers to write about their wartime experiences. Their poems, essays and stories will soon be published in a literary anthology. Soldiers having recently returned from Iraq who have participated in this program read from their works. Andrew Carroll, editor of the anthology and author of the best selling War Letters , moderates. PBS | NPR Forum Network program...
Topic: literature
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, choice, consumerism, culture, economics, happiness,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network Arts & Media
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David Chudnovsky, director, IMAS; Gregory Chudnovsky, director, IMAS To create an exact visual reproduction of one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Unicorn Tapestries, digital cameras photographed every inch. When the hundreds of digital photographic files didn't fit smoothly together, the Chudnovsky brothers, co-directors of the Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing, were brought in to solve the mystery. Art and science have continually flirted over the centuries. Both...
Topic: art & architecture
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Musician and activist Peter Gabriel shares his very personal motivation for standing up for human rights with the watchdog group WITNESS -- and tells stories of citizen journalists in action.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, activism, arts, collaboration, culture, film, global issues, music,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Violinist Sirena Huang gives a technically brilliant and emotionally nuanced performance. In a charming interlude, the 11-year-old praises the timeless design of her instrument.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, entertainment, music, performance, prodigy, violin,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network
by WGBH
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Christine Southworth, composer, Brown University & MIT; Evan Ziporyn, professor, music, MIT Composers Evan Ziporyn (Bang On A Can and Gamelan Galak Tika) and Christine Southworth (the robot opera Zap!) perform new works for robots and humans, on western and traditional Balinese instruments. Afterwards, they discuss how technology influences the musical experience for composers, performers and listeners. Art and science have continually flirted over the centuries. Both investigate. Both...
Topic: music
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, arts, collaboration, comedy, community, culture, dance, demo,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, brain, choice, culture, evolution, happiness, psychology, science,...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
by Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Lainie Breaux in New Orleans, LA, on September 17, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Keywords: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, God, atheism, brain, cognitive science, consciousness, evolution,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, business, choice, culture, economics, food, marketing, media,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined -- and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, culture, disease, food, global issues, health, health care, science,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, climate change, cosmos, culture, environment, global issues,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Eva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, Featured, cancer, disease, health, science, technology, wunderkind,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, climate change, culture, exploration, global issues, personal...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, culture, genetics, science, statistics, technology, 2005
PBS | NPR Forum Network News & Public Affairs
by WGBH
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Lydia Bergen, manager, sustainable fisheries initiative, NEAQ; George Kierstead, executive chef, NEAQ Aquarium Fish stocks around the world are threatened by overfishing. The aquaculture industry is expanding at an exponential pace. The demand for seafood globally is increasing every year. How can we maintain our natural marine resources and feed our global community? The Seafood Choices Movement is striving to tackle this question and the New England Aquarium is deeply embedded in this...
Topics: environment, health
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images -- stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, TED Prize, art, arts, culture, design, environment, photography,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Featured, MacArthur grant, New York, activism, business, cities, environment,...
TED Talks
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You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, Asia, Google, demo, development, economics, global issues, health,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, business, cities, culture, economics, race, 2004
TED Talks
by TED.com
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New York Times columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology’s worst interface-design offenders, and provides encouraging examples of products that get it right. To funny things up, he bursts into song.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, computers, entertainment, interface design, media, music, performance,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, business, collaboration, culture, education, global issues, library,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, blog, business, communication, community, culture, design,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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A free press -- papers, magazines, radio, TV, blogs -- is the backbone of any true democracy (and a vital watchdog on business). Sasa Vucinic, a journalist from Belgrade, talks about his new fund, which supports media by selling "free press bonds."
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, culture, global issues, investment, media,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, NASA, aircraft, business, design, engineering, entrepreneur, flight,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, DNA, arts, biology, creativity, design, industrial design,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, entertainment, faith, illusion, religion, science, TED2006, 2006
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, bottom-up, business, corruption, culture, development,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, AIDS, Africa, activism, entertainment, global issues, leadership,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, collaboration, culture, invention, media,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, culture, entertainment, gender, global issues,...
Anarchivism
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Original leaked WMV video from 23C3. Descriptions coming.
Topics: ccc, chaos computer club, hacker, conference
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, choice, culture, evolution, future, history, philosophy, science,...
TED Talks
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Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus takes the audience on dazzling, dizzying virtual tours of three recent projects: the Central Library in Seattle, the Museum Plaza in Louisville and the Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, architecture, arts, collaboration, culture, design, library, 2006
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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
by TED.com
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Pianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, creativity, entertainment, music, performance,...
Rael Feliciano
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In this clip, Rael is at a dance competition for children. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rael Feliciano, a hip-hop singer and city permit inspector. He was 23 years old at the time of the shoot. Better known as Rael, Israel Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot in 2006, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother...
Topics: Sao Paulo, Brazil, rap, hip-hop, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
TED Talks
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Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, MacArthur grant, alternative energy, death, design,...
TED Talks
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Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, demo, design, interface design, technology, 2006
TED Talks
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Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, aging, biotech, disease, engineering, future, health care,...
Anarchivism
by Hak.5
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This file has been repacked with working files to work around the busted initial DVD release. The Best of Season One DVD includes nearly 3 hours of content. The best segments, sketches, as well as Behind the Set documentary and Cast Interviews extras. Plus three easter eggs of never before released segments and bloopers. Can you find all three? hak5.org
Topics: hak.5, hak5, revision3, darren kitchen
TED Talks
by TED.com
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How many poets could cram eBay, Friendster and Monster.com into 3-minute poem worthy of a standing ovation? Enjoy Rives' unique talent.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDSalon 2006, TED, Talks, arts, culture, death, entertainment, love, parenting,...
1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Discusses Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur and what these sensational discoveries revealed about one of the world's first cities.
Topics: Archaeology, Ur (Extinct city), Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960, History, Middle East, Lectures
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rael Feliciano, a hip-hop singer and city permit inspector. He was 23 years old at the time of the shoot. Better known as Rael, Israel Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot in 2006, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother would break dance in the city center and at school...
Topics: Sao Paulo, Brazil, rap, hip-hop, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Rael Feliciano
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In this clip, Rael is at a party. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rael Feliciano, a hip-hop singer and city permit inspector. He was 23 years old at the time of the shoot. Better known as Rael, Israel Feliciano was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At the time of his GLP shoot in 2006, he was an emerging hip-hop artist who paid the bills working as a city permit inspector. Rael has been a performer since childhood, when he and his brother would break dance in the...
Topics: Sao Paulo, Brazil, rap, hip-hop, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
TED Talks
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Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
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Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.
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Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
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Jehane Noujaim unveils her 2006 TED Prize wish: to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.
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Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
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Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Moran, editor of The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 328, Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949, discusses the lives and careers of some of the writers profiled in the book. Authors include Ai Wu, Ba Jin, Bao Tianxiao, Bing Xin, Cheng Xiaoqing, Ding Ling, Jiang Guangci, Lai He, Lao She, Ling Shuhua, Lu Xun, Lu Yin, Mao Dun, Mu Shiying, Shen Congwen, Shi Tuo (Lu Fen), Wu Jianren (Wo Foshanren), Wumingshi...
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
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