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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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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Maine, Conservation, Economics
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
TED Talks
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Is women's sexuality actually more complicated than men's? The answer is no, says author Sarah Barmak. In an eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped our culture for centuries, debunking some age-old myths and offering a richer definition of pleasure that gets closer to the (actual) truth about women's sexuality.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, sex, science, culture, human body, society, women, relationships,...
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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A son talks about his father’s efforts to lay the groundwork for a new UMKC SOL building. If at first you don’t succeed — try, try again.
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father’s time as Dean of the School of Law, President Truman’s brief time at the school, and his family history.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father’s struggle with the FBI over personnel records of law school employees.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about McCarthy era investigations into the backgrounds of law students and how he was originally labeled unfit to take the Missouri Bar.
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Dean Heitz’s son talks about his father, the 3rd Dean of the UMKC Law School, and his commitment to recruiting more women into the law school.
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about how he inadvertently became the eighth circuit vice president of the American Law Student Association.
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about breaking away from Kansas City and his time with the American Bar Association.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about when he met two Supreme Court Justices, Thurgood Marshall and Arthur Goldberg, and what it was like to drive them to the airport.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Jan 24, 2019 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about enlisting in the Marines, boot camp, making the cut.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his search for work after his military service and his lucky break at the University of Puget Sound, thanks to his experience at the law library at UMKC.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his work at Camp Pendleton, his one prosecution case, and and his move to the Naval Justice School for teaching experience.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about getting fired and the good that can come out of it; like father like son.
Topics: Advice to Students, After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about teaching and shaking hands with infamous serial killer Ted Bundy before he was caught.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his experience in the Marines in the 1970's and how the military treated the issue of LGBTQ rights.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his experiences growing up in segregated Kansas City and his later work with the NAACP and civil rights.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his relationship with his father and his childhood illnesses.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about the issues of money, social justice, and Westlaw legal resources.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about how he got involved in LGBTQ and transgender rights after his time in the military.
Topic: After Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father's path to the School of Law at UMKC.
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about what courses were like during his father's time as Dean, thinking back on a few notable faculty hires.
Topic: Changes in the Practice of Law
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his coursework at the School of Law.
Topic: Memories of Law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father's work and how he convinced him to take on law school.
Topic: Before law School
UMKC Law Legacy Project
Nov 27, 2018 UMKC School of Law Library
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Heitz talks about his father's education and their moves around the Midwest.
Topic: Before law School
Port Washington Performing Arts
Oct 22, 2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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2016 Play Troupe of Port Washington production of "Once Upon A Mattress".  Directed by Brian E. Long.  Musical direction by David Barnett.  Produced by Robert Raduazzo.  Set design by Maria Di Natale Scotto.  Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
TED Talks
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Why do juveniles falsely confess to crimes? What makes them more vulnerable than adults to this shocking, counterintuitive phenomenon? Through the lens of Brendan Dassey's interrogation and confession (as featured in Netflix's "Making a Murderer" documentary), developmental psychology professor and researcher Lindsay Malloy breaks down the science underlying false confessions and calls for change in the way kids are treated by a legal system designed for adults.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, United States, children, cognitive science, crime, government, justice...
TED Talks
Jun 22, 2018 TED.com
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What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of "gross stuff" and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. "When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we'd find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn't think was...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, science, nature, medicine, animals, health, biology, communication, children,...
TED Talks
May 25, 2018 TED.com
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Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education — and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, books, creativity, education, social change, society, teaching,...
Port Washington Performing Arts
Apr 26, 2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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2016 Play Troupe production of "Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings". Directed by Michael Santora. Musical direction by David Barnett. With Michael Santora, David Barnett, Jake Glickman, and CJ Russo. December 29th, 2016. Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
Fadiman Social Documentaries
Apr 12, 2018 Concentric Media
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Butterfly Town, USA follows a community of activists living in Pacific Grove, who are working together to restore the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. The heart of this film is the story of one activist, Bob Pacelli, who is leading the effort to restore the Sanctuary. In this film we see intimate portraits of people who are planting new trees by hand, watering them by hand, going to City Council meetings to explain their intentions and holding meetings in the Sanctuary itself to decide how to best...
Topics: butterfly, butterfly sanctuary, pacific grove, pacelli, bob pacelli, robert pacelli, conservation,...
TED Talks
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In the US, your taxes fund academic research at public universities. Why then do you need to pay expensive, for-profit journals for the results of that research? Erica Stone advocates for a new, open-access relationship between the public and scholars, making the case that academics should publish in more accessible media. "A functioning democracy requires that the public be well-educated and well-informed," Stone says. "Instead of research happening behind paywalls and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, United States, communication, education, open-source, TED2017, 2016
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Four decades ago, Judith Heumann helped to lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in — in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. In this personal, inspiring talk, Heumann tells the stories behind the protest — and reminds us that, 40 years on, there's still work left to do.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, community, disability, education, humanity, identity, leadership,...
TED Talks
Mar 16, 2018 TED.com
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The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture — so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities — so they can focus on their craft instead of their side hustle.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, arts, technology, education, culture, TED Residency, TED2017, 2016
TED Talks
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Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness — a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we're getting what we want, even when we're not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, choice, cognitive science, decision-making, illusion, magic,...
TED Talks
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For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records — and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, culture, music, TED2017, 2016
TED Talks
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The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced over the past three decades — why hasn't our perception of people with the disease advanced along with it? After being diagnosed with HIV, Arik Hartmann chose to live transparently, being open about his status, in an effort to educate people. In this candid, personal talk, he shares what it's like to live with HIV — and calls on us to dismiss our misconceptions about the disease.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, HIV, Human body, TEDx, activism, disease, health, humanity, TED2017, 2016
Port Washington Performing Arts
Dec 14, 2017 Huntington Choral Society
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2016 Huntington Choral Society Spring Concert.  April 30th, 2016.  Huntington, New York.  Choral direction by Steven Finch.  Accompanist - Christine Dor é.  
Topics: SATB Choir, Choral, Classical
TED Talks
Dec 12, 2017 TED.com
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How will we live elsewhere in the galaxy? On Earth, natural resources for creating structures are abundant, but sending these materials up with us to the Moon or Mars is clunky and cost-prohibitive. Enter architect Xavier De Kestelier, who has a radical plan to use robots and space dust to 3D print our interplanetary homes. Learn more about the emerging field of space architecture with this fascinating talk about the (potentially) not-too-distant future.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, NASA, TEDx, architecture, creativity, design, engineering, exploration,...
TED Talks
Dec 6, 2017 TED.com
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Look at the letters around you: on street signs, stores, restaurant menus, the covers of books. Whether you realize it or not, the letters are speaking to you, telling you something beyond the literal text — that whatever they represent is modern or finely crafted or fantastical or zany. Learn to decode this secret language with lettering designer Martina Flor as she explains how altering the shapes, colors and textures of letters changes how we perceive them. (In Spanish with English...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED en Español, TEDx, art, books, communication, creativity, design,...
TED Talks
Nov 22, 2017 TED.com
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For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional campaigner and self-proclaimed introvert. She introduces us to "craftivism," a quieter form of activism that uses handicrafts as a way to get people to slow down and think deeply about the issues they're facing, all while engaging the public more gently. Who says an embroidered handkerchief can't...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, activism, art, community, creativity, introvert, social change,...
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One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she'd change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares her story of seeking sterilization — and makes the case that motherhood is an extension of womanhood, not the definition.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, children, family, identity, parenting, social change, society, women,...
TED Talks
Nov 15, 2017 TED.com
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What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness — providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions — and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDMED, cities, community, humanity, innovation, poverty, social change,...
TED Talks
Nov 7, 2017 TED.com
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Why do women who experience sexual assault rarely speak up about it? "Because they fear they won't be believed," says Inés Hercovich. "Because when a woman tells what happened to her, she tells us things we can't imagine, things that disturb us, things we don't expect to hear, things that shock us." In this moving talk, she takes us inside an encounter with sexual assault to give us a clearer idea of what these situations really look like — and the difficult choices women...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Gender equality, TED en Español, TEDx, activism, culture, humanity, sexual...
Port Washington Performing Arts
Nov 5, 2017 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2015 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Guys and Dolls".  Landmark on Main Street.  Port Washington, NY.  July 23-29, 2015.  Directed by Brian E. Long.  Musical direction by David Barnett.  Choreography by Tyler Patrick Matos.  Produced by Brian E. Long and Pamela Meadows.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
Nov 3, 2017 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2015 Port Washington Play Troupe radio drama production of "The African Queen".  In partnership with WCWP - 88.1 FM.  Hillwood Recital Hall.  Tilles Center.  C.W. Post - LIU.  Brookville, NY.  June 14th, 2015.  Directed by Kate Beckman.  Produced by Tim Lavelle.  Musical director - Eric Baum.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
Nov 2, 2017 Port Washington Play Troupe
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2016 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Forever Plaid".  March 10th, 2016.  Port Washington Public Library.  Port Washington, NY.  Directed by Michael Santora.  Musical direction by David Barnett.
Topic: Performing Arts
TED Talks
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What we see in movies matters: it affects our hobbies, our career choices, our emotions and even our identities. Right now, we don't see enough women on screen or behind the camera — but waiting for Hollywood to grow a conscience isn't going to fix the problem, says Naomi McDougall Jones. Join forces with the actress and activist as she outlines her four-point plan for a total representation revolution in Hollywood.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, activism, business, creativity, culture, movies, social change,...
TED Talks
Oct 11, 2017 TED.com
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Artist Eric Dyer spent years working at a computer to produce images for the screen. Longing to get his hands back on his work, he began exploring the zoetrope, a popular 19th-century device that was used to create the illusion of motion long before the arrival of film. In this vibrant talk, he showcases his resulting art inventions: spinning sculptures and that evoke beautiful, dreamlike scenes. (Warning: This talk includes flashing images and lights. Those who are photosensitive or have...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, animation, art, creativity, film, illusion, movies, visualizations,...
TED Talks
Sep 29, 2017 TED.com
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In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days — and the tiny gestures of humanity from her guards that sustained her.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Asia, TEDx, United States, china, compassion, fear, humanity, journalism,...
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Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he helps us understand why people behave the way they do.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, business, corruption, economics, finance, motivation, society, TED2017,...
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Terrorists and extremists aren't all naturally violent sociopaths — they're deliberately recruited and radicalized in a process that doesn't fit into a neat pattern. Erin Marie Saltman discusses the push and pull factors that cause people to join extremist groups and explains innovative ways of preventing and countering radicalization.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, security, social media, terrorism, violence, TED2017, 2016
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Digital archaeologist Chance Coughenour is using pictures — your pictures — to reclaim antiquities that have been lost to conflict and disaster. After crowdsourcing photographs of destroyed monuments, museums and artifacts, Coughenour uses advanced technology called photogrammetry to create 3D reconstructions, preserving the memory of our global, shared, human heritage. Find out more about how you can help celebrate and safeguard history that's being lost.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, ancient world, archaeology, conservation, culture, history, museums,...
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We all have origin stories and identity myths, our tribal narratives that give us a sense of security and belonging. But sometimes our small-group identities can keep us from connecting with humanity as a whole — and even keep us from seeing others as human. In a powerful talk about how we understand who we are, Chetan Bhatt challenges us to think creatively about each other and our future. As he puts it: it's time to change the question from "Where are you from?" to "Where are...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, community, humanity, identity, inequality, personal growth, race,...
TED Talks
Aug 30, 2017 TED.com
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Could it be wrong to help children in need by starting an orphanage? In this eye-opening talk about the bad consequences of good intentions, Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in developing countries, caused in part by foreign donors, and details the harm done to children when they are separated from their families and left to grow up in institutions.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, activism, children, family, poverty, social change, TED2017, 2016
TED Talks
Aug 28, 2017 TED.com
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Should your driverless car kill you if it means saving five pedestrians? In this primer on the social dilemmas of driverless cars, Iyad Rahwan explores how the technology will challenge our morality and explains his work collecting data from real people on the ethical trade-offs we're willing (and not willing) to make.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, AI, driverless cars, innovation, law, morality, technology, TED2017, 2016
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Your cells are coated with sugars that store information and speak a secret language. What are they trying to tell us? Your blood type, for one — and, potentially, that you have cancer. Chemical biologist Carolyn Bertozzi researches how sugars on cancerous cells interact with (and sometimes trick) your immune system. Learn more about how your body detects cancer and how the latest cancer-fighting medicines could help your immune system beat the disease.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, biomechanics, cancer, chemistry, disease, health, illness, medical...
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Another economic reality is possible — one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, business, capitalism, community, economics, entrepreneur, inequality,...
TED Talks
Aug 16, 2017 TED.com
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Harvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan fights to free wrongfully convicted people from jail — in fact, he has freed some 6,000 innocent people over the course of his career. He shares heartbreaking stories of how (and why) people end up being put in jail for something they didn't do, and the consequences in their lives and the lives of others. Watch this essential talk about the duty we all have to make the world a bit more fair every day, however we can.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Criminal Justice, TEDx, United States, inequality, law, social change,...
TED Talks
Aug 9, 2017 TED.com
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Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the science behind why certain configurations of line, color and form excite us in this fascinating, deep look inside your brain.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDMED, beauty, brain, cognitive science, evolution, evolutionary psychology,...
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Do your kidneys have a sense of smell? Turns out, the same tiny scent detectors found in your nose are also found in some pretty unexpected places — like your muscles, kidneys and even your lungs. In this quick talk (filled with weird facts), physiologist Jennifer Pluznick explains why they're there and what they do.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Human body, Senses, TEDMED, biology, biomechanics, discovery, health, medical...
TED Talks
Jul 24, 2017 TED.com
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Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: "disabled." In this funny and personal talk, she digs at our hidden biases by explaining five ways she flips expectations of disability upside down.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Blindness, TED Residency, disability, failure, identity, personal growth,...
TED Talks
Jul 19, 2017 TED.com
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Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ancient Greece, Tricia Wang demystifies big data and identifies its pitfalls, suggesting that we focus instead on "thick data" — precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people — to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, algorithm, behavioral economics, business, data, decision-making,...
TED Talks
Jun 22, 2017 TED.com
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Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America — from the heat straightening products of the post-Civil War era to the thousands of women today who have decided to stop chasing a conventional beauty standard and start embracing their natural hair. "This is about more than a hairstyle," Cochrane says. "It's about being brave enough not to fold under the pressure of others' expectations."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, beauty, fashion, identity, inequality, race, social change, society,...
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Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, DNA, TEDMED, biology, children, collaboration, disease, epidemiology,...
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Jun 14, 2017 TED.com
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What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses "recomposition" — a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, architecture, bacteria, biosphere, death, ecology, environment, green,...
TED Talks
Jun 8, 2017 TED.com
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Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed — only that he didn't speak or respond to words, and that she had to find other ways to connect with him. She shares how she learned to help her son thrive by being curious along with him. (In Spanish with English subtitles)
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Autism spectrum disorder, TED en Español, TEDx, arts, children,...
TED Talks
Jun 2, 2017 TED.com
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Rhiannon Giddens pours the emotional weight of American history into her music. Listen as she performs two traditional folk ballads, "Waterboy" and "Up Above My Head," and one glorious original song, "Come Love Come," inspired by Civil War-era slave narratives.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, history, live music, music, TED2016, 2016
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For a crime he committed in his early twenties, the courts sentenced Marlon Peterson to 10 years in prison — and, as he says, a lifetime of irrelevance. While behind bars, Peterson found redemption through a penpal mentorship program with students from Brooklyn. In this brave talk, he reminds us why we should invest in the humanity of those people society would like to disregard and discard.
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As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water's chemistry. Triona McGrath researches this process, known as ocean acidification, and in this talk she takes us for a dive into an oceanographer's world. Learn more about how the "evil twin of climate change" is impacting the ocean — and the life that depends on it.
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Where did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika's origins and how it spread, proposing a controversial way to stop the virus — and other deadly diseases — by preventing infected mosquitos from multiplying.
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May 18, 2017 TED.com
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Teens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.
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In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience — living and dying, love and loss — is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering — it happens within it."
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May 12, 2017 TED.com
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Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances — and climate change and human noise threaten to alter the environment in ways we don't understand. Learn more about why this underwater soundscape matters and what we might do to protect it.
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May 8, 2017 TED.com
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Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation's biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.
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