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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
by 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.
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
FEMARA, Inc.
by FEMARA, Inc.
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Presenter: Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM Jeff recounts the story of the 706T Dxpedition to Yemen in 2012.
Topics: boxboro, arrl, arrl new england division convention, ham radio, amateur radio, amateur radio relay...
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Varsity Choral Society
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2017 Varsity Choral Society 28th Annual Christmas Concert.  December 17th, 2017.  Congregational Church.  Manhasset, NY.  Directed by Craig S. Tocher.  Organist - Eric Birk.  Pianists - Eric Birk & Bernadette Hoke.
Topics: Varsity Choral Society, Choral, Christmas
Port Washington Performing Arts
by Varsity Choral Society
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2017 Varsity Choral Society 28th Annual Christmas Concert.  December 17th, 2017.  Congregational Church.  Manhasset, NY.  Directed by Craig S. Tocher.  Organist - Eric Birk.  Pianists - Eric Birk & Bernadette Hoke.
Topic: Varsity Choral Society
Port Washington Performing Arts
by 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
Port Washington Performing Arts
by 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
by Mark Mastrocinque
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Presentation of Play Troupe's 90th year retrospective.  April 13th, 2018.  Port Washington Public Library.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Port Washington Performing Arts
by 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
by 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
by 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.  
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Port Washington Performing Arts
by 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
by 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
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Adam Dziesinski; Oddball Films
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This tribute video was made for the late Stephen Parr (1953-2017), founder of the Oddball Film Archives in San Francisco, California, by Oddball researcher Adam Dziesinski. Stephen had amassed some 50,000 reels of film and was one of the most prominent --- and loved --- archivists in the world. An obituary written by Laura Wenus in "Mission Life" quotes archivist Rick Prelinger: “Archives tend to be really closed places, behind closed doors, mysterious and to serve some people and...
Topic: film archive
FEMARA, Inc.
by FEMARA, Inc.
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Presenter: Stephen Kercel, AA4AK Stephen recounts his experiences constructing and operating with an extended double Zepp on 80 meters. It uses 600-Ohm ladder line of a preceise length to producer a low 50� SWR without the need of a tuner. With a tuner, the antenna is so remarkably effective on 160 and 60 meters. Stephen also shares some practical insights using a potato cannon for raising antenna wires in dense woods.
Topics: boxboro, arrl, arrl new england division convention, ham radio, amateur radio, amateur radio relay...
TED Talks
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A Tribe Called Red creates music that acts as a gateway into urban, contemporary indigenous culture, celebrating all of its layers and complexity. In a set that blends traditional powwow drums and vocals with hip-hop and electronic music, the DJ collective tells stories of the First Nations in beats and images — expanding on the concept of the "Halluci Nation," inspired by the poet, musician and activist John Trudell.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, art, music, indigenous peoples, performance art, performance, TED2017, 2018
TED Talks
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How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologist Aala El-Khani shares her work supporting — and learning from — refugee families affected by the civil war in Syria. She asks: How can we help these loving parents give their kids the warm, secure parenting they most need?
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Middle East, Syria, TEDx, children, communication, community, disaster...
TED Talks
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What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he's developing to harness "night-sky cooling" — a natural phenomenon where infrared light escapes earth and heads to space, carrying heat along with it — which could dramatically reduce the energy used by our cooling systems (and the pollution they cause). Learn more about how this approach could lead us towards a future where...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, science, technology, climate change, universe, sustainability, energy,...
TED Talks
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What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they're getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you miserable — and what you can do about it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, computers, interface design, psychology, social media, software, technology,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these workplace personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, anthropology, behavioral economics, business, collaboration, community,...
TED Talks
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Director and playwright Adong Judith creates provocative art that sparks dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. In this quick but powerful talk, the TED Fellow details her work — including the play "Silent Voices," which brought victims of the Northern Ugandan war against Joseph Kony's rebel group together with political, religious and cultural leaders for transformative talks. "Listening to one another will not magically solve all problems," Judith says....
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, TED Fellows, activism, art, culture, film, theater, war, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
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Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives — they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the work that makes all other work possible. Too often, they're invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as "help," yet they continue to do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this sensational talk, activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work, social change, society, family, economics, law, activism, trafficking,...
TED Talks
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Author AJ Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand "thank yous" later, Jacobs reflects on the globe-trotting journey that ensued — and shares the life-altering wisdom he picked up along the way. "I discovered that my coffee would not be possible without hundreds of people I take for granted," Jacobs says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, culture, TED Books, happiness, communication, community, humor, life,...
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,...
TED Talks
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When a parent is sent to prison, the unintended victims of their crimes are their own children — without stability and support, kids are at higher risk for mental health and development issues. In a heartfelt talk, Alan Crickmore explains how the charity Storybook Dads is keeping families connected through the simple act of storytelling.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, parenting, prison, storytelling, social change, society, personal...
TED Talks
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What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting — from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods — as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, corruption, crime, terrorism, trafficking, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
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Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious — but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens, fruit flies and us. We're studying an astonishingly narrow sliver of life, says biologist Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, and hoping it'll be enough to solve the oldest, most challenging problems in science, like cancer. In this visually captivating talk, Alvarado calls on us to interrogate the unknown and shows us the remarkable discoveries that...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, animals, beauty, biodiversity, biology, biomechanics, biosphere,...
TED Talks
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Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias — the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs — can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil's advocate in your life.)
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, politics, TEDx, social media, personal growth, society, data, trust,...
TED Talks
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Welcome to the strange, deviously difficult and incredibly joyful world of puzzle hunts. Follow along as Alex Rosenthal lifts the veil on one of the world's most complex puzzle hunts, the MIT Mystery Hunt — and reveals how puzzles can be found in the most unexpected places. (Hint: see if you can spot the puzzle hidden in this TED Talk.)
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, art, mind, design, complexity, entertainment, creativity, TED2017, 2018
TED Talks
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Viruses have a bad reputation — but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly precision, and shows how these once-forgotten organisms could provide new hope against the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, bacteria, science, microbiology, medical research, pharmaceuticals,...
TED Talks
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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,...
TED Talks
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According to the US Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black fourth-grade boys aren't proficient in reading. What kind of reading experiences should we be creating to ensure that all children read well? In a talk that will make you rethink how we teach, educator and author Alvin Irby explains the reading challenges that many black children face — and tells us what culturally competent educators do to help all children identify as readers.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Residency, children, education, identity, personal growth, social change,...
TED Talks
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There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa — off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true leapfrog moment, Amar Inamdar introduces us to proud owners of off-grid solar kits — and explains how this technology has the opportunity to meet two extraordinary goals: energy access for all and a low-carbon future. "Every household a proud producer as well as consumer of energy,"...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, electricity, energy, global development, innovation, potential,...
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been an academic, an entrepreneur and is now the president of Mauritius — the first Muslim female head of state in Africa. In a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Stephanie Busari, Gurib-Fakim discusses the humble beginnings of her political career, what it's like to be both a person of faith and a scientist and why we need to value traditional African knowledge, among much more. "I don't think you should take yourself seriously," she says. "You...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, biodiversity, creativity, faith, government, interview, politics,...
TED Talks
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The most important infrastructure we have is educated minds, says former Tunisian government minister Amel Karboul. Yet too often large investments go to more visible initiatives such as bridges and roads, when it's the minds of our children that will really create a brighter future. In this sharp talk, she shares actionable ideas to ensure that every child is in school — and learning — within just one generation.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, children, education, future, goal-setting, innovation, investment,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention's power, Jha says — but some simple techniques can boost it. "Pay attention to your attention," Jha says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, brain, science, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
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What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit Kalra wants to fix it. He shares some creative ways the industry can evolve to be more conscientious about the environment — and gain a competitive advantage at the same time.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, creativity, design, environment, fashion, innovation, materials,...
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by FEMARA, Inc.
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Presenter: Barry Baines, WD4ASW Barry will present an overview of the state of AMSAT and the engineering status of the Fox projects and other programs, followed by Q&A.
Topics: boxboro, arrl, arrl new england division convention, ham radio, amateur radio, amateur radio relay...
TED Talks
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Sexting, like anything that's fun, runs its risks — but a serious violation of privacy shouldn't be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problematic responses to sexting in mass media, law and education, offering practical solutions for how individuals and tech companies can protect sensitive (and, ahem, potentially scandalous) digital files.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, media, privacy, sex, technology, TEDxMileHigh, 2016
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Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick-thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, leadership, business, motivation, communication, collaboration, cooperation,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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When Amy Green's young son was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, she made up a bedtime story for his siblings to teach them about cancer. What resulted was a video game, "That Dragon, Cancer," which takes players on a journey they can't win. In this beautiful talk about coping with loss, Green brings joy and play to tragedy. "We made a game that's hard to play," she says, "because the hardest moments of our lives change us more than any goal we could ever...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, art, cancer, children, collaboration, communication, death, gaming, humanity,...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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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
TED Talks
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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.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, work, love, work-life balance, relationships, business, TED2017, 2018
TED Talks
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Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we're creating. Do we want a world where intelligent machines patrol our streets, for instance, or where our genetic heritage determines our health care? Jain's projects show why it's important to fight for the world we want. Catch a glimpse of possible futures in this eye-opening talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, AI, algorithm, cities, climate change, collaboration, communication,...
TED Talks
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In 2011, eye surgeon and TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous developed a smartphone app that brings quality eye care to remote communities, helping people avoid losing their sight to curable or preventable conditions. Along the way, he noticed a problem: strict funding regulations meant that he could only operate on people with specific diseases, leaving many others without resources for treatment. In this passionate talk, Bastawrous calls for a new health care funding model that's flexible and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, health, health care, blindness, public health, sight, global issues,...
TED Talks
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There's no such thing as throwing something away, says Andrew Dent — when you toss a used food container, broken toy or old pair of socks into the trash, those things inevitably end up in ever-growing landfills. But we can get smarter about the way we make, and remake, our products. Dent shares exciting examples of thrift — the idea of using and reusing what you need so you don't have to purchase anything new — as well as advances in material science, like electronics made of...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, creativity, design, future, innovation, materials, nature, plastic,...
TED Talks
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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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China is a huge laboratory of innovation, says retail expert Angela Wang, and in this lab, everything takes place on people's phones. Five hundred million Chinese consumers — the equivalent of the combined populations of the US, UK and Germany — regularly make purchases via mobile platforms, even in brick-and-mortar stores. What will this transformation mean for the future of shopping? Learn more about the new business-as-usual, where everything is ultra-convenient, ultra-flexible and...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, business, china, future, innovation, mobility, shopping, social...
TED Talks
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What if you could take a smell selfie, a smelfie? What if you had a lipstick that caused plants to grow where you kiss? Ani Liu explores the intersection of technology and sensory perception, and her work is wedged somewhere between science, design and art. In this swift, smart talk, she shares dreams, wonderings and experiments, asking: What happens when science fiction becomes science fact?
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, bacteria, beauty, chemistry, design, innovation, microbes, nature,...
TED Talks
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"Music is everywhere, and it is in everything," says musician, student and TED-Ed Clubs star Anika Paulson. Guitar in hand, she plays through the beats of her life in an exploration of how music connects us and makes us what we are.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED-Ed, guitar, live music, music, performance, personal growth, TED2017, 2017
TED Talks
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Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED2017, 2017
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How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren't enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Residency, education, personal growth, sociology, success, teaching,...
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Anjali Kumar went looking for God and ended up finding something else entirely. In an uplifting, funny talk about our shared humanity, she takes us on a spiritual pilgrimage to meet witches in New York, a shaman in Peru, an infamous "healer" in Brazil and others, sharing an important lesson: what binds us together is far stronger than what separates us, and our differences are not insurmountable.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, God, community, faith, happiness, health, humanity, love, personal growth,...
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A war zone can pass for a mostly peaceful place when no one is watching, says investigative journalist and TED Fellow Anjan Sundaram. In this short, incisive talk, he takes us inside the conflict in the Central African Republic, where he saw the methodical preparation for ethnic cleansing, and shares a lesson about why it's important to bear witness to other people's suffering. "Ignored people in all our communities tell us something important about who we are," Sundaram says. "A...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, TED Fellows, corruption, journalism, war, TED2017, 2017
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"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free — all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures from China to Switzerland, Bangladesh and beyond. Visit an awe-inspiring school, an elegant office and cozy social spaces — all built from natural materials — in this delightful talk.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, architecture, design, engineering, environment, materials, sustainability,...
TED Talks
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What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes in 50 countries (and counting!) to document the stoves, bed, toilets, toys and more in households from every income bracket around the world. See how families live in Latvia or Burkina Faso or Peru as Rosling Rönnlund explains the power of data visualization to help us better understand the world.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, data, global issues, humanity, photography, society, visualizations, TED2017,...
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A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Christianity, God, aging, art, beauty, birds, books, communication, family,...
TED Talks
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Behold the microscopic jungle in and around you: tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes — we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them — but according to microbiologist Anne Madden, they're sources of new technologies and medicines waiting to be discovered. These microscopic alchemists aren't gross, Madden says — they're the future.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, bacteria, biology, biomechanics, biotech, future, health, innovation,...
TED Talks
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In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place — a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti. What could a 700-year-old painting possibly teach us about life today? Turns out, a lot. Romero explains all in a talk that's as striking as the painting itself.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, United States, activism, communication, democracy, future, global issues,...
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Working out of her garage, Anushka Naiknaware designed a sensor that tracks wound healing, becoming the youngest winner (at age 13) of the Google Science Fair. Her clever invention addresses the global challenge of chronic wounds, which don't heal properly due to preexisting conditions like diabetes and account for billions in medical costs worldwide. Join Naiknaware as she explains how her "smart bandage" works — and how she's sharing her story to inspire others to make a...
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Do you ever order clothes online in different sizes and colors, just to try them on and then send back what doesn't work? Aparna Mehta used to do this all time, until she one day asked herself: Where do all these returned clothes go? In an eye-opening talk, she reveals the unseen world of "free" online returns — which, instead of ending up back on the shelf, are sent to landfills by the billions of pounds each year — and shares a plan to help put an end to this growing...
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Presenter: Peter Stohrer, K1PJS An introduction to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). How hams can utilize their communication assets for public service and served agencies. Amateurs have provided emergency communication since the early days of radio. All license classes are welcome and encouraged to participate in the ARES program.
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We increasingly make decisions based on short-term goals and gains — an approach that makes the future more uncertain and less safe. How can we learn to think about and plan for a better future in the long term ... like, grandchildren-scale long term? Ari Wallach shares three tactics for thinking beyond the immediate.
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Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" — those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis. In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden — and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.
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How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth — the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survive there, some in areas with no reported rainfall for the past 400 years. Explore the possibility of finding life elsewhere in the universe without leaving the planet with this quick, funny talk.
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Presenter: Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL Director, New England Division, and Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, ARRL CEO Tom and Tom will discuss current affairs at the League, followed by a Q&A session.
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Writer and activist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes lights up the stage with a powerful poem about hope, truth and the space between who we are and who we want to be.
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Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It's time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, the tech community, law enforcement and legislators to recognize the offline harm of online harassment.
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It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all."
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From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam — none of which can be recycled. Frustrated by this waste of resources and landfill space, Ashton Cofer and his science fair teammates developed a heating treatment to break down used Styrofoam into something useful. Check out their original design, which won both the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation Award and the Scientific American Innovator Award from Google Science Fair.
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We're living in a golden era of innovation, says entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan — but venture capital hasn't evolved to keep up, and startups aren't getting the funding they need to grow. In this quick talk, she shares the story of how her company became part of an entirely new way to raise capital, using the powers of cooperation and cryptocurrency.
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How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He shares what he's found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. "It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters," Gawande says.
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We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam — and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks like and how shared protection and open borders help us make higher quality products at lower...
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On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix's 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa's son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging. The deadly encounter sent Khamisa and Felix down paths of deep meditation, to forgive and to be forgiven — and in an act of bravery and reconciliation, the two men met and forged a lasting bond. Together, they've used their story as an outline for a better, more merciful society, where victims of tragedy can grow and heal....
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Presenter: Tom Carrigan, NE1R An introduction to the fascinating subject of HF radio propagation. Tom will discuss ground wave, sky wave, NVIS, skip, and other phenomena, as well as an introduction to space weather and interpretation of the published indexes. The talks is intended for radio enthusiasts with a limited knowledge of the subject. It does not assume any formal scientific education.
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In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and added to what has fast become a multibillion-dollar global industry for all things weed-related: from vape pens to brownies and beyond. But to say that we've legalized marijuana is subtly misleading — what we've really done is commercialized THC, says educator Ben Cort, and that's led to products that are unnaturally potent. In an eye-opening talk, Cort examines the often unseen impacts of the commercial cannabis industry — and calls on us to...
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