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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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Port Washington Performing Arts
May 10, 2019 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2019 Play Troupe 92nd year retrospective.  May 10th, 2019.  Port Washington Public Library.  Port Washington, N.Y.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
Mar 18, 2019 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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2019 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Ring of Fire".  March 18th, 2019.  Port Washington Public Library.  Written by Richard Maltby Jr. and William Meade.
Topics: Johnny Cash, Play Troupe of Port Washington
Port Washington Performing Arts
Dec 16, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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2018 - Varsity Choral Society 29th Annual Christmas Concert. December 16th, 2018. Congregational Church. Manhasset, NY. Directed by Craig S. Tocher. Organist - Eric Birk. Pianist - Bernadette Hock. Soloists: Molly Davey Soprano, Melissa Maravell Alto, Robert Horowitz Tenor, Stan Lacy Baritone. Instrumentalists: Eric Birk Organ, Anton Polezhayev Violin, Megan Atchley Viola, Daeil Yang Cello, Kageki Nagao Bass Violin.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
Dec 16, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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2018 - Varsity Choral Society 29th Annual Christmas Concert. December 16th, 2018. Congregational Church. Manhasset, NY. Directed by Craig S. Tocher. Organist - Eric Birk. Pianist - Bernadette Hock. Soloists: Molly Davey Soprano, Melissa Maravell Alto, Robert Horowitz Tenor, Stan Lacy Baritone. Instrumentalists: Eric Birk Organ, Anton Polezhayev Violin, Megan Atchley Viola, Daeil Yang Cello, Kageki Nagao Bass Violin.
Topic: Varsity Choral Society
Port Washington Performing Arts
Oct 14, 2018 PWPL Oral History Workshop
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Interviews with members of the 1954 Play Troupe production of "Peter Pan". Elmer Tangerman directed. Staging by Edwin Bostick. Linda Pollock Ives played Peter Pan. Mr. Tangerman and Mr. Bostick were interviewed in 1982 as part of the PWPL Oral History Workshop. Linda Pollock Ives was interviewed in 2018 by Mark Mastrocinque.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
Jul 13, 2018 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington staged performance of "Fair Liberty's Call", a musical story of Revolutionary America based on traditional songs.  July 13th, 2018.  Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY.  Musical score and original story conceived and written by Pamela Meadows.  Directed by Kate Beckman.  Musical adaptations, arrangements and direction by David Barnett.  Videography by David Barnett.  Dramaturge Brian E. Long.  Historical consultant Andrew C....
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Port Washington Performing Arts
Jul 13, 2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington staged performance of "Fair Liberty's Call", a musical story of Revolutionary America based on traditional songs.  July 13th, 2018.  Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY.  Musical score and original story conceived and written by Pamela Meadows.  Directed by Kate Beckman.  Musical adaptations, arrangements and direction by David Barnett.  Videography by David Barnett.  Dramaturge Brian E. Long.  Historical consultant Andrew C....
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
Washington State University Libraries
Apr 19, 2018 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
Port Washington Performing Arts
Apr 16, 2018 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
Port Washington Performing Arts
Apr 14, 2018 Mark Mastrocinque
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Presentation of Play Troupe's 90th year retrospective.  April 13th, 2018.  Port Washington Public Library.
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Port Washington Performing Arts
Mar 9, 2018 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.  
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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,...
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2018 TED.com
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In a stirring, emotional performance, violinist Lili Haydn plays a selection from her musical "The Last Serenade."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, live music, music, performance, violin, performance art, death, emotions,...
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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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The hyperlink is the LEGO block of the internet. Here's the bizarre history of how it came to be, as told by user experience master Margaret Gould Stewart.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, computers, design, history, interface design, TED2017, 2018
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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,...
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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
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When a baby is born, so is a mother — but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother — and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, children, biology, health, parenting, humanity, women, science, psychology,...
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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,...
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Our planet has a carbon problem — if we don't start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, we'll grow hotter, faster. Chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox previews some amazing technology to scrub carbon from the air, using chemical reactions that capture and reuse CO2 in much the same way trees do ... but at a vast scale. This detailed talk reviews both the promise and the pitfalls.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, alternative energy, climate change, electricity, future, engineering, natural...
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Nobody likes going to the hospital, whether it's because of the logistical challenges of getting there, the astronomical costs of procedures or the alarming risks of complications like antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But what if we could get the lifesaving care provided by hospitals in our own homes? Health care futurist Niels van Namen shows how advances in technology are making home care a cheaper, safer and more accessible alternative to hospital stays.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, health care, health, future, public health, innovation, technology, disease,...
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As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis — and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, leadership, addiction, personal growth, opioids, public health, narcotics,...
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How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor — she lost that hotly contested race, but as she says: the only choice is to move forward. In an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world — and a few hints at her next steps. "Be aggressive about your...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, politics, activism, government, community, identity, history, social change,...
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Why do we have to choose between nationalism and globalism, between loving our countries and caring for the world? In a talk with lessons for avowed nationalists and globalists alike, Wanis Kabbaj explains how we can challenge this polarizing, binary thinking — and simultaneously be proud citizens of both our countries and the world.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, global issues, politics, government, policy, community, communication,...
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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...
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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,...
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In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism — and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, algorithm, AI, biotech, democracy, future, government, history, humanity,...
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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,...
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Them's fighting words if you're an octopus, in that more than one octopus in a space often means a rumble. Our intrepid neuroscientists analyze aggression by observing the fighting behavior of two-spotted octopuses or, if you prefer, octopodes.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, science, marine biology, neuroscience, animals, nature, TED2017, 2018
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Flight is about to get a lot more personal, says aviation entrepreneur Rodin Lyasoff. In this visionary talk, he imagines a new golden age of air travel in which small, autonomous air taxis allow us to bypass traffic jams and fundamentally transform how we get around our cities and towns. "In the past century, flight connected our planet," Lyasoff says. "In the next, it will reconnect our local communities."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, technology, innovation, aircraft, future, flight, entrepreneur, engineering,...
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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,...
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The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago — yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, immunologist and TED Fellow Faith Osier shows how she's combining cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that eradicates malaria once and for all.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Vaccines, Africa, health, science, medicine, medical research, technology,...
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As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work, work-life balance, business, TED2017, 2018
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Do you think you're good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they've never said in real life? See how they're made in this astonishing talk and tech demo. Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how, as a grad student, he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio. Learn more about both the ethical implications and the creative possibilities of this tech — and the steps being taken to fight against its misuse.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, AI, machine learning, technology, invention, future, media, politics,...
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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
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Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 93-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, aging, family, Alzheimer's, parenting, humanity, art, love, life,...
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Meet AIVA, an artificial intelligence that has been trained in the art of music composition by reading more than 30,000 of history's greatest scores. In a mesmerizing talk and demo, Pierre Barreau plays compositions created by AIVA and shares his dream: to create original live soundtracks based on our moods and personalities.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, music, AI, algorithm, future, creativity, technology, emotions, computers,...
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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,...
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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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2018 TED.com
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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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Humans will soon have new bodies that forever blur the line between the natural and synthetic worlds, says bionics designer Hugh Herr. In an unforgettable talk, he details "NeuroEmbodied Design," a methodology for creating cyborg function that he's developing at MIT, and shows us a future where we've augmented our bodies in a way that will redefine human potential — and, maybe, turn us into superheroes. "During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, bionics, design, future, human body, humanity, prosthetics, nature, science,...
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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,...
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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,...
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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,...
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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,...
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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,...
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Let's face it, online dating can suck. So many potential people, so much time wasted — is it even worth it? Podcaster and entrepreneur Christina Wallace thinks so, if you do it right. In a funny, practical talk, Wallace shares how she used her MBA skill set to invent a "zero date" approach and get off swipe-based apps — and how you can, too.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, love, relationships, life, personal growth, identity, TED2017, 2018
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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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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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Luke Sital-Singh sings songs of love, longing and grief in this stirring performance of "Afterneath" and "Killing Me." "These are the songs I just never tire of hearing and I never tire of writing, because they make me feel less alone," Sital-Singh says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, piano, music, singer, live music, performance, TED2017, 2018
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In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a "globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake" companies like Google and Facebook made at the...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, big problems, communication, computers, culture, future, humanity,...
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Tech that can decode your brain activity and reveal what you're thinking and feeling is on the horizon, says legal scholar and ethicist Nita Farahany. What will it mean for our already violated sense of privacy? In a cautionary talk, Farahany warns of a society where people are arrested for merely thinking about committing a crime (like in "Minority Report") and private interests sell our brain data — and makes the case for a right to cognitive liberty that protects our freedom of...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, brain, privacy, security, technology, science, neuroscience, medical imaging,...
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The hoodie is a lot more than just a comfy sweatshirt. Design curator Paola Antonelli takes us through its history.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, design, fashion, history, society, TED2017, 2018
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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
From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink — and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, urban planning, nature, community, sustainability, climate...
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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,...
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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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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.
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What does it take to build the fast, flexible, creative teams needed to challenge entrenched work culture? For transformation expert Martin Danoesastro, it all starts with one question: "What are you willing to give up?" He shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change.
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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.
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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
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.
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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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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...
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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."
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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,"...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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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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