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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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TED Talks
Oct 30, 2019 TED.com
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For foreigners, learning to speak Chinese is a hard task. But learning to read the beautiful, often complex characters of the Chinese written language may be less difficult. ShaoLan walks through a simple lesson in recognizing the ideas behind the characters and their meaning -- building from a few simple forms to more complex concepts. Call it Chineasy.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, china, education, language, TED2013, 2013
TED Talks
Aug 16, 2018 TED.com
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What's haunting Carrie Poppy? Is it ghosts or something worse? In this talk, the investigative journalist narrates her encounter with a spooky feeling you'll want to warn your friends about and explains why we need science to deal with paranormal activity.
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, curiosity, death, fear, health, mind, science, society, sound, storytelling,...
TED Talks
Feb 10, 2018 TED.com
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If architect and writer John Cary has his way, women will never need to stand in pointlessly long bathroom lines again. Lines like these are representative of a more serious issue, Cary says: the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people feel valued, respected, honored and seen — but the flip side is also true. Cary calls for architects and designers to expand their ranks and commit to serving the...
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Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, architecture, collaboration, community, creativity, design, public spaces,...
TED Talks
May 26, 2014 TED.com
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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, memory, psychology, science, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
Jan 10, 2014 TED.com
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In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile. ( Filmed at TEDxSydney .)
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, live music, music, TEDxSydney, 2013
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The human brain is puzzling -- it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective's cap and leads us through this mystery. By making "brain soup," she arrives at a startling conclusi
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, brain, evolution, neuroscience, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
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Andrologist John Amory is developing innovative male contraception that gives men a new option for taking responsibility to prevent unintended pregnancy. He details the science in development — and why the world needs a male pill.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDMED, biology, biotech, health, innovation, medicine, public health,...
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,...
Lara Aragon
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Lara and Angel get ready for bed. Lara's eldest son Jose brings his computer and plays an album he found with Lara´s father. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Magaluf, Spain, circus, family, music, television, bed, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
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Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble display their eclectic convergence of violin, clarinet, bass, drums and more in this energetic rendition of the traditional Roma tune, "Turceasca."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, art, live music, music, performance, TED2016, 2016
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan, who works as a long distance train attendant on the K165 line from Xi'an to Kunming, starts her work day in her office at Baoji train station. She searches online for an article from her work unit's newsletter.
Topics: Baoji train station, online, newsletter, Xi'an, Kunming, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
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What good is a sophisticated piece of medical equipment to people in Africa if it can't handle the climate there? Biomedical engineer Tania Douglas shares stories of how we're often blinded to real needs in our pursuit of technology — and how a deeper understanding of the context where it's used can lead us to better solutions.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, engineering, health, health care, innovation, invention, medicine,...
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Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, culture, global issues, philanthropy, TED2013, 2013
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Talent is universal, but opportunity isn't, says TED Fellow Christopher Ategeka. In this charming, hopeful talk, Ategeka tells his story of being orphaned at a young age — and how being adopted gave him the chance to experience a new culture, acquire an education and live up to his full potential. "We may not be able to solve the bigotry and the racism of this world today," Ategeka says, "But certainly we can raise children to create a positive, inclusive, connected world full...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, TED Fellows, children, family, humanity, parenting, personal growth,...
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For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, business, entrepreneur, global issues, innovation, peace, violence,...
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Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa's informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent's economy running. It's tempting to think of these workers as tax-dodgers, even criminals — but Bhan makes the case that this booming segment of the economy is legitimate and worthy of investment. "These are the fertile seeds of businesses and enterprises," Bhan says. "Can we start by recognizing...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, business, creativity, culture, development, economics, investment,...
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How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, big problems, climate change, collaboration, democracy, economics, education,...
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The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, business, economics, global issues, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Basak Taner
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Basak drives around delivering pharmaceuticals.
Topics: Istanbul, delivering2, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan completes her paperwork onboard the K165, a long distance train from Xi'an to Kunming. She organzies her supplies. After lights out on the train she makes her rounds. Ruixian will close the curtains and ensure that the passengers shoes are put away properly. All is quiet so she takes a moment to sit down and look out the train window.
Topics: long distance train, lights out, rounds, passengers, train window, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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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...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, medical research, medicine, invention, health, science, innovation,...
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...
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Imagine an electric vehicle that can get you to work -- or anywhere in a six-mile radius -- quickly, without traffic frustrations or gasoline. Now imagine you can pick it up and carry it with you. Yes, this souped-up skateboard could change the face of morning commutes.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, technology, transportation, TED2013, 2013
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In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Conference, arts, disability, TED2013, 2013
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Christian Rodríguez is a photographer and filmmaker — and the son of a teenage mother. For the past five years, he has documented teen pregnancy in Latin America, creating intimate and dignified portraits of mothers as young as 12 years old. In this moving, visual talk, he shares his work and explores how young motherhood traps girls in a cycle of poverty and exploitation.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Gender equality, South America, TED Fellows, art, children, family,...
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A skyscraper that channels the breeze ... a building that creates community around a hearth ... Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. "Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings," she says. "We can help steady this planet we all share."
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, MacArthur grant, architecture, beauty, cities, climate change, collaboration,...
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Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, aging, culture, death, humanity, life, TED2013, 2013
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If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we'd all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Jonathan Haidt shows us a few of the very real asteroids headed our way -- some pet causes of the left wing, some of the right -- and suggests how both wings could work together productively to benefit humanity as a whole.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, global issues, politics, society, TEDSalon NY2012, 2012
Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we're doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created "Colour in Faith," a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other's houses of worship yellow, in a show of solidarity. "We've proven that the human family...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, art, community, faith, painting, religion, social change, society,...
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What can you do when the wheels of justice don't turn fast enough? Or when they don't turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law from an abstraction or threat into something that everyone can understand, use and shape. Instead of relying solely on lawyers, Maru started a global network of community paralegals, or barefoot lawyers, who serve in their own communities and break the law down into simple terms to help people find solutions....
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, communication, community, global issues, inequality, innovation,...
Mingmar sleeps." This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Gorkha, Tsum Valley, Nepali, Tibetan, Tsum, yartsa gumbu, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Mingmar sleeps next to his cousin and Kumar sleeps across the hearth. Mingmar wakes up and goes outside. Snow falls on his stone hut." This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This video is part of the Global...
Topics: Gorkha, Tsum Valley, Nepali, Tibetan, Tsum, yartsa gumbu, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Sleeping with the door closed. Getting up and getting dressed for work. Going downstairs and getting a coffee. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life...
Topics: sleep, getting up, dressing, coffee, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, boat pilot, lives in transit,...
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,...
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How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic — and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred. In this fascinating talk, he shares his cutting edge research into the biology that drives our worst and best behaviors.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, biology, brain, genetics, life, mind, motivation, nature, neuroscience,...
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What the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from space changed them forever. Author and artist Benjamin Grant aims to provoke this same feeling of overwhelming scale and beauty in each of us through a series of stunning satellite images that show the effects human beings are having on the planet. "If we can adopt a more expansive perspective, embrace the truth of what is going on and contemplate the long-term health of our planet, we will create a better, safer and smarter future for our...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, art, climate change, environment, photography, TED2017, 2017
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What is it about unfairness? Whether it's not being invited to a friend's wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can't think straight. And it's not just a personal issue — it's also bad for business, says Marco Alverà. He explains how his company works to create a culture of fairness — and how tapping into our innate sense of what's right and wrong makes for happier employees and better results.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, business, decision-making, leadership, motivation, work, TED2017, 2017
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It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner — after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As he shares in this short, funny and inspirational talk, seniors are increasingly indulging their entrepreneurial instincts — and seeing great success.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Residency, aging, business, entrepreneur, green, innovation, plastic,...
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Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, chemistry, TEDx, education, science, teaching, TED2017, 2017
Basak Taner
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Basak drives back to the city and continues working.
Topics: Istanbul, getting back to the city., globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Lara Aragon
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The show continues. During the 15 minutes break, they take photos with children and Lara gives a boy in a wheelchair a DVD with their songs. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara P̩rez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Magaluf, Spain, circus, show, clowns, songs, audience, backstage, photos, globallivesproject,...
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan works the overnight shift on the K165 train line from Xi'an to Kunming as a long distance train attendant. The train has been delayed by heavy rain. It is the middle of the night. She walks through carriage 8 and 9 while completing a checklist.
Topics: overnight, long distance, delayed, carriage, checklist, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Seunghwan Seo
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Seunghwan wakes up, showers and gets ready for work. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Korea, Seoul, apartment, morning, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Seunghwan Seo
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Seunghwan transports a delivery to the client's requested location. He then drives to a Jokbal restaurant to meet his co-workers for dinner. He buys soda from a convenience store and chats with his co-workers while they eat dinner together. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives...
Topics: Korea, Seoul, Gangnam, delivery, motorbike, food, pigs, feet, dinner, conversation, outdoor,...
Seunghwan Seo
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Seunghwan talks on his cell phone, plays a computer game and prepares to leave his apartment. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Korea, Seoul, video game, League of Legends, smartphone, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Seunghwan Seo
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Seunghwan leaves the Noraebang (karaoke bar) and goes to a pharmacy, where he buys condoms and then delivers them to a client. The client argues over the price. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit...
Topics: Korea, Seoul, Gangnam, night, bar, drugstore, condoms, motorbike, delivery, city, streets, lights,...
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A third of the world watched live as the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001; a third more heard about it within 24 hours. (Do you remember where you were?) So exhibits at the soon-to-open 9/11 Memorial Museum will reflect the diversity of the world's experiences of that day. In a moving talk, designer Jake Barton gives a peek at some of those installations, as well as several other projects that aim to make the observer an active participant in the exhibit.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, collaboration, design, museums, TEDSalon NY2013, 2013
Mingmar and Kumar continue to play cards while his cousin and his friend Ngodup chat. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For...
Topics: Gorkha, Tsum Valley, Nepali, Tibetan, Tsum, yartsa gumbu, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
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Born three and a half months prematurely, Derek Paravicini is blind and has severe autism. But with perfect pitch, innate talent and a lot of practice, he became an acclaimed concert pianist by the age of 10. Here, his longtime piano teacher, Adam Ockelford, explains his student’s unique relationship to music, while Paravicini shows how he has ripped up the "Chopsticks" rule book. (Filmed at TEDxWarwick.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, disability, live music, music, TEDxWarwick, 2013
Basak Taner
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Basak finishes writing her book SPICA.
Topics: Istanbul, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
Ivan Montano
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Ivan rides the last round. He goes back to his house and parks his horse carriage. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Cali, Colombia, family, house, wife, bedroom, sleeping, horse cart driver, lives in transit,...
Ivan Montano
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Ivan continues riding around the city looking for a gig but he doesn't get any yet. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Cali, Colombia, family, cell phone, house, horse, television, wife, bedroom, sleeping, horse cart...
Ivan Montano
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Ivan visits his sister, Blanca Liliana, who lives one block from his house. He plays "parqués" with his nieces and then he goes back to his place to sew a customer's pair of pants. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives...
Topics: Cali, Colombia, family, house, wife, bedroom, sleeping, horse cart driver, lives in transit,...
Ivan Montano
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Ivan talks with his niece and brother-in-law, Luis Enrique, while they watch Ivan's nephew playing soccer. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit...
Topics: Cali, Colombia, family, house, wife, bedroom, sleeping, horse cart driver, lives in transit,...
Lara Aragon
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Birthday celebrations are held for Fran, one of the circus children. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara P̩rez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Magaluf, Spain, circus, birthday, children, cake, party, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Mingmar sleeps next to his cousin and Kumar sleeps across the hearth. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information...
Topics: Gorkha, Tsum Valley, Nepali, Tibetan, Tsum, yartsa gumbu, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Lara Aragon
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Lara and her eldest son, Jose, go for a walk on the seafront promenade and end up in a playground. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Alcudia, Spain, circus, street, walk, beach, park, swing, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Mingmar Lama
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Mingmar looks for catepillar fungus in the mountains. He finds more fungus and takes a lunch break with other harvesters. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a...
Topics: Gorkha, Tsum Valley, Nepali, Tibetan, Tsum, hike, up the hill, yartsa gumbu, mountain, Snowline,...
Pierre drives his car at night on the highway between Quebec and Trois Rivieres. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please...
Topics: car, highway, night, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, boat pilot, lives in transit,...
Pierre guides the cargo ship, Federal Kumano, from the navigation bridge. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit...
Topics: cargo ship, night, bridge, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, boat pilot, lives in transit, ',...
Pierre watches the news on his laptop and prepares to go to bed. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit...
Topics: home, laptop, news, bedtime, night, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, boat pilot, lives in transit,...
Mingmar and Kumar play cards while his cousin and his friend, Ngodup, chat. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Mingmar Lama. This video was produced by Rinzin Lama, Andrew Mahlstedt, Dawa Yakpa, Yog Shakya, Tenzin Norbu, Ravi Shrestha, Karma Ghale, Santa Bahadur Tamang, Arjun Magar, Tenzin Norbu, Thepe Tamang, Maila Tamang, Santosh, Jit Bahadur Gurung, and Kancha Tamang. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more...
Topics: Gorkha, Tsum Valley, Nepali, Tibetan, Tsum, yartsa gumbu, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project,...
Night. Guiding the cargo ship on the St. Lawrence River from the navigation bridge. Giving instructions to helmsman. Talking with cameraman about how he got through boat pilot formation. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallee, a boat pilot living in Trois Rivières in the province of Quebec, Canada. This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce, and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. This...
Topics: navigation bridge, guiding, cargo ship, helsman, night, boat pilot formation, Trois Rivieres,...
Seunghwan Seo
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Seunghwan delivers food to a client in an apartment building. He leaves the client's house and drives to a convenience store, smokes a cigarette, and talks on the phone while waiting for the next assignment. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Seunghwan Seo. This video was produced by Sam Queen, Rachel Gist, Jee Young Lee, Michael Stulberg, Marisol Park, Nayoung Jung, Joel Elliott, and Cole Quinlan. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life...
Topics: Korea, Seoul, Gangnam, home, street, city, motorbike, break, work, globallivesproject, Global Lives...
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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.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Internet, activism, bullying, communication, computers, feminism, gaming,...
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In this talk-performance hybrid, drummer, percussionist and TED Fellow Kasiva Mutua shares how she's breaking the taboo against female drummers in Kenya — and her mission to teach the significance and importance of the drum to young boys, women and girls. "Women can be custodians of culture, too," Mutua says.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, Africa, TED Fellows, art, music, performance, TED2017, 2017
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan sits on a seat in the soft sleeper carriage. All the passengers are asleep on the train. She checks the time and returns to her onboard train office to pick up the log. She walks to the diner car where her colleagues are completing their paperwork and turns in her notes. Ruixian Fan returns to her seat in the carriage. She is silent.
Topics: soft sleeper, passengers, ticket log, diner car, paperwork, silent, globallivesproject, Global...
Ivan Montano
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Martha makes breakfast while Ivan showers. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Ivan Montaño, a horse-cart driver and tailor from Cali, Colombia. This video was produced by Claudia Quigua, Diego Eraso, Carlos A. Sanchez, Nelson Gomez, Carlos H Tofiño, Daniel F. Gomez, and Harvey Paz. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Cali, Colombia, tire, repairshop, carriage, horse, horse-cart driver, horse cart driver, lives in...
Lara Aragon
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Lara and her eldest son, Jose, discuss his plans to study after summer. Angel calls Lara saying he won't arriving for another 2 hours so they decide to go for a walk. This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Lara Aragon. This video was produced by Mara Pérez, Chino Saavedra, Pablo Barrientos, Paromita Dhar, and Carlos Rodr�_guez. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information please visit globallives.org .
Topics: Alcudia, Spain, circus, plaza, street, walk, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
TED Talks
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Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space -- and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, design, flight, industrial design, transportation, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Filmmaker Martin Villeneuve talks about Mars et Avril, the Canadian sci-fi spectacular he made with virtually no money. In a charming talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, entertainment, film, TED2013, 2013
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Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED Fellows stage, he demos Paperfuge, a hand-powered centrifuge inspired by a spinning toy that costs 20 cents to make and can do the work of a $1,000 machine, no electricity required.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, disease, health care, innovation, invention, medicine, product...
Ruixian Fan
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Ruixian Fan and her colleague talk together on the commuter train from Baoji to Xi'an. They are seated in the hard sleeper area. There are six bunks to a compartment.
Topics: colleague, Baoji, Xi'an, hard sleeper, bunks, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp,...
TED Talks
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Things are pretty shocking out there right now — record-breaking storms, deadly terror attacks, thousands of migrants disappearing beneath the waves and openly supremacist movements rising. Are we responding with the urgency that these overlapping crises demand from us? Journalist and activist Naomi Klein studies how governments use large-scale shocks to push societies backward. She shares a few propositions from "The Leap" — a manifesto she wrote alongside indigenous elders,...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, activism, big problems, climate change, collaboration, communication, future,...
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Philosopher Stephen Cave begins with a dark but compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interestingly: Why do we humans so often resist the inevitability of death? In a fascinating talk Cave explores four narratives -- common across civilizations -- that we tell ourselves "in order to help us manage the terror of death."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, death, history, humanity, philosophy, TEDxBratislava, 2013