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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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Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD  PEACE is a Local Issue  opens with these words:  "In a democracy, the most important office is that of the private citizen ." Justice Louis Brandeis.    The film   documents how local efforts can impact national issues.  The story begins in 1983 showing actions, worldwide, toward reining in escalation of the nuclear arms race.   In a suburban community, 300 people show up, petitioning their City Council to pass a Nuclear Freeze. Their impassioned pleas overcome Council...
Topics: Activism, anti-nuclear, anti-war, citizen activists, citizen lobbyists, cold war era, democracy,...
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD PEACE is a Local Issue documents the efforts of citizens working together to convince their City Council to adopt a Nuclear Weapons Freeze Resolution. 300 residents showed up to make their case.  This film focuses on how the impassioned pleas of these people resulted in Council Members changing either positions, ensuring passage of the Nuclear Freeze Resolution.  Using state of the art digital technology, Dorothy and her team have upgraded and updated the film.  The new version...
Topics: Nuclear Freeze Resolution, Dorothy Fadiman, Palo Alto City Council, Palo Alto, Anti-Nuclear,...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
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An Oral History narrated by Rabbi Theodore Lichtenfeld on August 21, 2007, 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: Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Rosalind Hinton, Hurricane...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Keith Rahe; Frank Dardis; Dale Digman; Curtis Mack; eldery; man; Ted Kruse; baseball; laughing; story; Ohio; Ottawa; St. Rita; hospital; 2002; DV
Topics: -Ohio, Ghost Players, Keith Rahe, Frank Dardis, Dale Digman, Curtis Mack, eldery, man, Ted Kruse,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Marv Maiers; Mark Elsinger; Dale Digman; Jeremy Olberding; Anthony Nicometo; Keith Rahe; Jude Milbert; Ted Kruse; Jim Offerman; Tony Kruse; Frank Dardis; Hank Lucas; instructions; discussion; prepare; plan; Ghost Players plan out clinic and comedy routine in a hotel room.; Japan; gym; Yokota school; camp; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ghost Players, Marv Maiers, Mark Elsinger, Dale Digman, Jeremy Olberding, Anthony Nicometo,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; coaching; gym; camp; Japan; Okinawa; Kadena Air Base; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, coaching, gym, camp, Japan, Okinawa, Kadena Air Base, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ted Kruse; Steve Olberding; Japan; Yokota; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ted Kruse, Steve Olberding, Japan, Yokota, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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children; kids; Ted Kruse; coaching; gym; camp; Japan; Okinawa; Kadena Air Base; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, children, kids, Ted Kruse, coaching, gym, camp, Japan, Okinawa, Kadena Air Base, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Steve Olberding; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Steve Olberding, Ted Kruse, Minnesota,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; hey clueless did you get that; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, hey clueless did you get that,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Anthony Nicometo; Marv Maiers; Ghost Players; Randy Olberding; Ted Kruse; introductions; Hawaii; Ward Field; Pearl Harbor; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Anthony Nicometo, Marv Maiers, Ghost Players, Randy Olberding, Ted Kruse, introductions,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Jeremy Olberding; Ted Kruse; Jim Offerman; Japan; Yokota; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Jeremy Olberding, Ted Kruse, Jim Offerman, Japan, Yokota, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; Adam Rahe; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, Adam Rahe, Minnesota, Fairmont,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; softball game; swing and miss; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, softball game, swing and miss, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Hawaiian; Tony Kruse; Ted Kruse; Randy Olberding; Jeremy Olberding; Hawaii; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Hawaiian, Tony Kruse, Ted Kruse, Randy Olberding, Jeremy Olberding, Hawaii, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, Minnesota, Fairmont, 1999, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Tony Kruse; Ted Kruse; Dale Digman; Hawaii; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Tony Kruse, Ted Kruse, Dale Digman, Hawaii, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Jeremy Olberding; Ted Kruse; Tony Kruse; Japan; Yokota; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Jeremy Olberding, Ted Kruse, Tony Kruse, Japan, Yokota, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; children; kids; Ted Kruse; Japan; Okinawa; Kadena Air Base; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, Ghost Players, children, kids, Ted Kruse, Japan, Okinawa, Kadena Air Base, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; audience; Ohio; Ottawa; stadium; 2002; DV
Topics: -Ohio, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, audience, Ohio, Ottawa, stadium, 2002, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Martin County All-Stars; Ted Kruse; softball game; Ghost Players batting; foul ball; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Martin County All-Stars, Ted Kruse, softball game, Ghost Players...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Marv Maiers; Ghost Players; Steve Olberding; Curtis Mack; Randy Olberding; Jude Milbert; Hank Lucas; Jim Offerman; Frank Dardis; Anthony Nicometo; Dale Digman; Tony Kruse; Jeremy Olberding; John Rotz; Ted Kruse; photo pose picture; funny; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Marv Maiers, Ghost Players, Steve Olberding, Curtis Mack, Randy Olberding, Jude Milbert,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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students; girls; Ted Kruse; Jim Offerman; Japan; Yokota; Yokota Middle School; 2001; DV
Topics: -Japan, students, girls, Ted Kruse, Jim Offerman, Japan, Yokota, Yokota Middle School, 2001, DV
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; navy; Ghost Players batting; applause; night; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; Ward Field; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, navy, Ghost Players batting, applause, night, Hawaii, Pearl...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; Tony Kruse; Jeremy Olberding; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; Ward Field; 2001; DV
Topics: -Hawaii, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, Tony Kruse, Jeremy Olberding, Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Ward Field,...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Steve Boeckenstedt; Jeremy Olberding; Ted Kruse; Tony Kruse; South Korea; Seoul; 2001; DV
Topics: -South Korea, Ghost Players, Steve Boeckenstedt, Jeremy Olberding, Ted Kruse, Tony Kruse, South...
The Ghost Players Collection
by Joe Scherrman
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Ghost Players; Ted Kruse; softball game; Ghost Players batting; base hit; Minnesota; Fairmont; 1999; DV
Topics: -Minnesota, Ghost Players, Ted Kruse, softball game, Ghost Players batting, base hit, Minnesota,...
TED Talks
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It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil ... it's frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDSalon London 2010, TED, Talks, design, entertainment, technology, 2010
TED Talks
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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...
TED Talks
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By now, we're used to letting Facebook and Twitter capture our social lives on the web -- building a "social layer" on top of the real world. At TEDxBoston, Seth Priebatsch looks at the next layer in progress: the "game layer," a pervasive net of behavior-steering game dynamics that will reshape education and commerce.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxBoston 2010, TED, Talks, business, entertainment, entrepreneur, gaming, money,...
TED Talks
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Severine Autesserre studies the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is in the middle of the deadliest conflict since World War II; it's been called "the largest ongoing humanitarian crisis in the world.” The conflict seems hopelessly, unsolvably large. But her insight from decades of listening and engaging: The conflicts are often locally based. And instead of focusing on solutions that scale to a national level, leaders and aid groups might be better served solving local crises before...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, government, peace, war, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Internet, children, computers, education, parenting, technology, youth,...
TED Talks
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Many of those with severe speech disorders use a computerized device to communicate. Yet they choose between only a few voice options. That's why Stephen Hawking has an American accent, and why many people end up with the same voice, often to incongruous effect. Speech scientist Rupal Patel wanted to do something about this, and in this wonderful talk she shares her work to engineer unique voices for the voiceless.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, science, technology, TEDWomen 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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If you take two different medications for two different reasons, here's a sobering thought: your doctor may not fully understand what happens when they're combined, because drug interactions are incredibly hard to study. In this fascinating and accessible talk, Russ Altman shows how doctors are studying unexpected drug interactions using a surprising resource: search engine queries.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, TEDMED, big problems, complexity, curiosity, data, depression,...
TED Talks
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Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” In a candid and funny talk, she shares what it was like to make her way in a “clitoris-centric...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, culture, global issues, women, TEDxCanberra, 2014
TED Talks
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What if you knew what your coworkers really thought about you and what they were really like? Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think — even calling out the boss is fair game. Learn more about how these strategies helped Dalio create one of the world's most successful hedge funds and how you might harness the power of data-driven group decision-making.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, algorithm, business, collaboration, communication, decision-making,...
TED Talks
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What does a disgusting image have to do with how you vote? Equipped with surveys and experiments, psychologist David Pizarro demonstrates a correlation between sensitivity to disgusting cues -- a photo of feces, an unpleasant odor -- and moral and political conservatism. (Filmed at TEDxEast.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, brain, choice, cognitive science, morality, politics, psychology, science,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDWomen, TED, Talks, art, comedy, culture, humor, media, peace, women, 2010
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, environment, green, nature, plastic, product design, technology, TEDGlobal...
TED Talks
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In a lively talk, neuropsychologist Kim Gorgens makes the case for better protecting our brains against the risk of concussion -- with a compelling pitch for putting helmets on kids.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, brain, children, health, medicine, TEDxDU 2010, 2010
TED Talks
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Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies -- serious art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met's collection of ceramics -- pretty, frilly, "useless" candlesticks and vases. He didn't like it. He didn't get it. Until one day … (Filmed at TEDxMet.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, arts, design, history, museums, TEDxMet, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxMaastricht, TED, Talks, health, health care, medicine, technology, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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What would a music video look like if it were directed by the music, purely as an expression of a great song, rather than driven by a filmmaker's concept? Designer Jakob Trollback shares the results of his experiment in the form.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, demo, design, entertainment, film, music, short talk, video,...
TED Talks
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In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, development, global issues, health care, poverty, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
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.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, Africa, bottom-up, business, culture, development,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Oceanographer John Delaney is leading the team that is building an underwater network of high-def cameras and sensors that will turn our ocean into a global interactive lab -- sparking an explosion of rich data about the world below.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, mission blue, oceans, poetry, science, technology, Mission Blue Voyage, 2010
TED Talks
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Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe — for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, learn more about the friendship bench program, which trains grandmothers in evidence-based talk therapy and brings care, and hope, to those...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, biology, collaboration, communication, community, compassion,...
TED Talks
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In 2013, the world learned that the NSA and its UK equivalent, GCHQ, routinely spied on the German government. Amid the outrage, artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter thought: Well, if they're listening ... let's talk to them. With antennas mounted on the roof of the Swiss Embassy in Berlin's government district, they set up an open network that let the world send messages to US and UK spies listening nearby. It's one of three bold, often funny, and frankly subversive works detailed in this...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Europe, Internet, art, communication, democracy, government, intelligence,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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John La Grou unveils an ingenious new technology that will smarten up the electrical outlets in our homes, using microprocessors and RFID tags. The invention, Safeplug, promises to prevent deadly accidents like house fires -- and to conserve energy.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2009, TED, Talks, architecture, children, design, energy, technology, 2009
TED Talks
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“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says,...
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, innovation, investment, science, technology, telecom, TED2014,...
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Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, architecture, design, sound, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Designer John Maeda talks about his path from a Seattle tofu factory to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he became president in 2008. Maeda, a tireless experimenter and a witty observer, explores the crucial moment when design met computers.
Topics: TEDTalks, Serious Play 2008, TED, Talks, arts, computers, curiosity, design, education, technology,...
TED Talks
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Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR has made extraordinary questions like these legitimate — but how does it work? Scientist and community lab advocate Ellen Jorgensen is on a mission to explain the myths and realities of CRISPR, hype-free, to the non-scientists among us.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, DNA, biology, biomechanics, biotech, curiosity, disease, engineering, future,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Dr. Ernest Madu runs the Heart Institute of the Caribbean in Kingston, Jamaica, where he proves that -- with careful design, smart technical choices, and a true desire to serve -- it's possible to offer world-class healthcare in the developing world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, activism, development, global issues, health, health...
TED Talks
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Wolves were once native to the US' Yellowstone National Park -- until hunting wiped them out. But when, in 1995, the wolves began to come back (thanks to an aggressive management program), something interesting happened: the rest of the park began to find a new, more healthful balance. In a bold thought experiment, George Monbiot imagines a wilder world in which humans work to restore the complex, lost natural food chains that once surrounded us.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, animals, biodiversity, deextinction, science, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, or is it free to pursue profit by any means, just like any other business? His solution for balancing profit and responsibility is bold … and you might not agree. (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, journalism, media, politics, TEDxHousesofParliament 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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In this talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his incisive eye toward beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion, as he looks at design that makes people happy. He names the three emotional cues that a well-designed product must hit to succeed.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2003, TED, Talks, creativity, design, happiness, 2003
TED Talks
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What happens when technology knows more about us than we do? Poppy Crum studies how we express emotions — and she suggests the end of the poker face is near, as new tech makes it easy to see the signals that give away how we're feeling. In a talk and demo, she shows how "empathetic technology" can read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical composition of our breath to inform on our emotional state. For better or for worse. "If we recognize the power of...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, technology, AI, emotions, psychology, humanity, communication, computers,...
TED Talks
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The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robo
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, TEDxFeatured, art, robots, science, social media, tedx, TEDxBerkeley, 2012
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxRainier, TED, Talks, communication, entertainment, humor, language, literature, 2011
TED Talks
by TED.com
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MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2011, TED, Talks, 2011
TED Talks
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What if we incentivized doctors to keep us healthy instead of paying them only when we're already sick? Matthias Müllenbeck explains how this radical shift from a sick care system to a true health care system could save us from unnecessary costs and risky procedures — and keep us healthier for longer.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, health, health care, economics, medical research, medicine, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
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Gerard Ryle led the international team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that have offered an unprecedented glimpse into the scope and methods of the secretive world of offshore finance. Hear the story behind the biggest collaborative journalism project in history.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, big problems, business, collaboration, communication, data, global...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDxToronto 2010, TED, Talks, collaboration, community, culture, education, global...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They're crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign -- and plain English -- to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, business, language, law, simplicity, TED2010, 2010
TED Talks
by TED.com
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The band "OK Go" dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video -- and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and engineering behind their labyrinthine creation that quickly became a YouTube sensation.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, art, arts, engineering, entertainment, music, physics, video, TEDxUSC, 2010
TED Talks
by TED.com
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As manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen was responsible for the successful 2014 landing of a probe on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In this fascinating and funny talk, Jansen reveals some of the intricate calculations that went into landing the Philae probe on a comet 500 million kilometers from Earth — and shares some incredible photographs taken along the way.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, rocket science, science, space, technology, TED2015, 2015
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Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, complexity, design, science, TEDGlobal 2010, 2010
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Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, arts, design, history, memory, storytelling, video, TED2012, 2012
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Does collecting more data lead to better decision-making? Competitive, data-savvy companies like Amazon, Google and Netflix have learned that data analysis alone doesn't always produce optimum results. In this talk, data scientist Sebastian Wernicke breaks down what goes wrong when we make decisions based purely on data — and suggests a brainier way to use it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, algorithm, brain, data, decision-making, intelligence, media,...
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Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to find their voices, cutting through stigma and exclusion to talk about what it's like to live with the condition.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, communication, community, health, humanity, identity, mental health,...
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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,...
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The gharial and king cobra are two of India's most iconic reptiles, and they're endangered because of polluted waterways. Conservationist Romulus Whitaker shows rare footage of these magnificent animals and urges us to save the rivers that sustain their lives and our own.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, animals, biodiversity, biosphere, environment, water, TEDIndia 2009, 2009