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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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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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Presenter: Edward Snyder, W1YSM Session 1: Collegiate Club Update (max of four clubs to present) Session 2: Development of On-air Activities (Planning CAR QSO Parties, CAR Awards for on-air contacts, development of infrastructure to support this initiative) Session 3: CAR Town Hall - Open discussion led by W1YU and ARRL leadership. Manufacturers will also be invited to speak about how clubs can positively impact company activities.
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Presenter: Ed Moxon, K1GGI The museum at Chatham Radio/WCC features a complete Mackay Marine radio console that sailed on the famous hospital ship SS Hope/WHNJ. This presentation details the acquisition and restoration of a special piece of maritime radio hisotry.
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Presenter: Dan Brown, W1DAN While SDR radioes and the latest ham technology is exciting, sometimes it is enjoyable to live in the past and light up some old tube gear. Dan will discuss the allure of old radioes or "boat anchors": how to obtain, restore, and bring a relic back to life. He will also discuss vintage SSB, CW and AM.
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Presenter: Phil Erickson, W1PJE Phil will follow on NE1R's introduction to propagation with a deeper discussion of the ionosphere and its variations, and how it relates to amateur radio propagation. He will describe space weather research, including onservation programs at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA, and will present information on how hams can participate in active scientific research through the HamSCI citizen science initiative.
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Presenter: Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM Jeff recounts the story of the 706T Dxpedition to Yemen in 2012.
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Presenter: Paul Stoetzer, N8HM Paul will be revealing his secrets on how to make big signals with little room.
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Presenter: James Lee, N1DDK Astron power supplies are the most common supplies found in ham shacks. This presentation will outline repairs and upgrades to a few Astron power supplies done. Suggested improvements and repairs will be applicable for the RS20, RS35, and other models. Issues with different versions of the supplies will be discussed. Photos and hands on parts will be part of the presentation.
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Presenter: Rick Zach, K1RJZ This forum will discss current equipment and operating trends, covering all the digital modes found on local VHF and UHF frequencies.
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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.
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Presenter: Dennis Markell, N1IMW The NPOTA event brought together a variety of operators in a remarkable year of success, and a lot of 'fail and learn' experiences. Hear about the antenna quandries, the rig contortions, and all the wacky field station creations that made it so remarkable.
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Presenter: Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ Andy will discuss a popular SSB QRP kit from India.
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Presenter: John Kruk, N9UPC
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Presenter: Joe Reisert, W1JR Joe will discuss the danger and damage caused by lightning and surges, as well as the latest techniques to prevent or decrease same versus prior art.
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Presenter: Anne Manna, WB1ARU Women Radio Operators of New England and Young Ladies' Radio League are co-sponsoring this forum for all YL's, licensed or not. Topics will include: What YL's are doing and have done in our shared hobby; reports on new nets and awards; ways to join in the fun.
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Presenter: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, and Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB Covers two different stations: a simple HT-based setup and tracking using a handheld Yagi; and a more complex station that uses full computer control but is still portable.
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Presenter: James Lee, N1DDK The Raspberry Pi is the basis for an inter-linkable repeater controller. James will discuss the goals and current state of the project and will present an overview of the HW and SW architectures. Topics: An introduction to Python and Github; how to replicate the prototype; how to contribute to hardware, software, and testing.
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Presenter: Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL Director, New England Division In his opening remarks, Tom will welcome Convention attendees and discuss the important issues of the day affecting the ham radio hobby.
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Presenter: Joe Fairclough, WB2JKJ How to use Amateur Radio in the classroom as an educational tool, while creating some young hams along the way.
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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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Presenters: Christina Sage, KC1GAF Julie Sage, KC1GMW Nathan Pennie, KB1RD Cubes in Space is a program that provides students (ages 11-18) with a free opportunity to design experiments to be launched into space on a NASA rocket or balloon! This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) based global education program, enabling kids to learn and utilize innovative problem-solving, inquiry-based learning methods. Students and their adult mentors will show you how to bring...
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Presenter: Charles Bures, WA3ITR An introduction to the JT65 mode, developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT. How and why it was developed, what components are needed, and more. Charlie will explain the basic technical details by walking through a sample QSO, and also share his early experiences using JT65.
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Presenter: Rob Macedo, KD1CY An overview of the popular SKYWARN program.
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Presenter: Eugene Shablygin, W3UA
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Presenter: Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR Gerald will explore the myriad of capabilities that have been added to Software-Defined Radioes (SDRs) in the last few years, how these advances enhance both the enjoyment of radio and provide new key insights into the radio spectrum, and the signals that occupy it. He will cover several operating modes focusing on the SDR features that enhance those modes and make contacts both easier and more enjoyable. He'll also show how the ever-increasing integration of...
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Presenter: Dennis Egan, W1UE WSPR is an easy way of obtaining passive, objective signal reports from a variety of stations. Dennis will discuss methods of using WSPR to evaluate HF antennas.
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Presenter: John Salmi, KB1MGI John will present and demonstrate simple and easy techniques to record the RF fingerprint of a radio transmission. These techniques can help to identify a particular transmitter brand name that is causing interference.
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Presenter: John Salmi, KB1MGI Fox Hunting/Direction Finding techniques equipment and demonstrations for finding hidden fox transmitters and tracking down interference.
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Presenter: Greg Algieri, WA1JXR This presentation will assist hams in using EZNEC Antenna Modeling Software for the first time. Greg will discuss the fundamentals of antenna modeling and how to get started using the software.
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Presenter: Ernie Bauer, N1AEW A presentation for beginners to understand, plan, and make a QSO on the FM single-channel amateur satellites. Ernie will also provide an overview of currently available and soon to be launched amateur satellites and their capabilities
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Presenter: Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ Amateur Radio clubs can be great places to meet people, learn new things, and have a lot of fun
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Presenter: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC How do you renew interest in and grow your Amateur Radio club? Fred will describe how he and others grew their club from forty members to over 150 in two years.
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Presenter: Mark Pride, K1RX
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Presenters: Dennis Egan, W1UE, and Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF
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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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Presenter: Gary Schwartz, N1ZCE Public services events are a great way to build your radio operating skills, create visibility for ham radio, and serve the local community. Make sure you are prepared for emergency operations by working real-world events, and have some fun as well!
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Presenter: Bruce Blain, K1BG All of us entered the amateur radio hobby in a number of different ways. Whether it was the Class B license of the 30s and 40s, the Novice license of the 50s through 90s, or the current Technician class license, Bruce looks at the history of entry level license requirements and conditions, what's worked and what hasn't, and what it means for attracting youth to the hobby.
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Presenter: Dave Benson, K1SWL Since the conclusion of the National Parks On The Air program hosted by ARRL in 2016, there has been considerable interest in maintaining outdoor-themed QRP activities. Dave will spotlight a number of programs supporting these interests.
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Presenter: Joe Dzekevich, K1YOW This presentation explores possible correlations between storm systems and sporadic E clouds. While some of the main causes of sporadic E propagation are wind shear, meteor strikes, and upper atmospheric tides, radio operators have noticed that sporadic E propagation is also changed significantly by hurricanes and storms. This talk will present cases where Amateur Radio has been used to investigate the effects of low-pressure weather storms on the formations...
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Presenter: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC Fred will present on the creation and delivery of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum that uses the construction, launch, tracking and recovery of a high-altitude balloon carrying a 2-meter APRS system and atmospheric experiments.
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Presenter: Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ Andy will present about various ham radio-related programs that are freely available for Linux, as well as recent developments.
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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.
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Presenter: Rob Macedo, KD1CY SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Learn the basics of thunderstorm development; fundamentals of storm structure; identifying potential severe weather features; information to report; how to report it; basic severe weather safety.
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Presenter: James Lee, N1DDK An overview of the open source CHIRP software which can be used to program most radios. What is CHIRP? What radioes are supported? How do I download and use CHIRP? Along with common problems and solutions.
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Presenter: Greg Algieri, WA1JXR Have you ever wanted to know if your antenna was efficient? Wanted to know where it was radiating? Wanted to get peak performance from your antenna? Then this talk will show you how computer modeling can be very beneficial for all Amateur Radio stations for getting your signal heard, locally, around the world.
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Presenter: Douglas Sharafanowich, WA1SFH, Section Youth Coordinator, CT This presentation is designed to give individual hams and club officials an insight into how to create a successful, results oriented, youth outreach program. Topics: Hard Truths; The four essentials required to make it work; The three parts of a successful youth outreach program; Where to find our best prospects; Avoiding the brick walls; Capitalizing on existing opportunities; Creating opportunities to showcase Amateur...
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Presenter: Robert Mims, WA1OEZ What is the Military Auxiliary Radio Service? Come and learn about Army and Air Force Mars.
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We Will Work You performed by Eliot Mayer, W1MJ
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Presenter: Rex Harper, W1REX Have you ever wanted to build an electronic kit? Assembled a crystal-radio, transmitter or trans-receiver that you made a contact with? Rex will show how he builds kits in-the-field! That's right--kit building from a park bench, grassy field, or even in the woods.
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This spreadsheet is an index to the tedtalks collection on Internet Archive showing derived MPEG2 duration/run time as well as other metadata about individual items. Useful for determining which tedtalks can be fit into a 30 or 60 minute programming block.
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Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?
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You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7 hour train journey, an 18 hour fishing expedition and a 5.5 day ferry voyage from Oslo to Tunisia. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.
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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."
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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.
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John Koenig loves finding words that express our unarticulated feelings — like "lachesism," the hunger for disaster, and "sonder," the realization that everyone else's lives are as complex and unknowable as our own. Here, he meditates on the meaning we assign to words and how these meanings latch onto us.
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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,...
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How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart Russell is working on something a bit different: robots with uncertainty. Hear his vision for human-compatible AI that can solve problems using common sense, altruism and other deeply human values.
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Could we cure climate change? Geoengineering researcher Tim Kruger wants to try. He shares one promising possibility: using natural gas to generate electricity in a way that takes carbon dioxide out of the air. Learn more — both the potential and the risks — about this controversial field that seeks creative, deliberate and large-scale intervention to stop the already catastrophic consequences of our warming planet.
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When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read "Want a job," he decided to take him (and others in his situation) up on it. He and his staff started a citywide initiative to help the homeless by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep — and the results were incredible. Find out how your city can replicate Albuquerque's model with this frank and optimistic talk.
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In the century-old statues that dotted Cape Town, Sethembile Mzesane didn't see anything that looked like her own reality. So she became a living sculpture herself, standing for hours on end in public spaces dressed in symbolic costumes, to reclaim the city and its public spaces for her community. In this powerful, tour-de-force talk, she shares the stories and motivation behind her mesmerizing performance art.
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED2017, 2017
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"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives — except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in the United States. Mufleh shares stories of hope and resilience, explaining how she's helping young people from war-torn countries navigate the difficult process of building new homes. Get inspired to make a personal difference in the lives of refugees with this powerful talk.
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One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the "Décima." In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together the history of the Décima with his own quest to write one. He closes the talk with a performance of the resulting song, "La Milonga del Moro Judío." (In Spanish with English subtitles)
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Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, death, health, medicine, TED@NYC, 2014
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Choreographer Aakash Odedra is dyslexic and has always felt that his best expression comes through movement. “Murmur” is his ode to that experience, teaming up with co-creators Lewis Major and Ars Electronica Futurelab. Watch him spin his way through the center of a storm, as pages of books take flight all around him.
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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,...
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Ge Wang makes computer music, but it isn’t all about coded bleeps and blips. With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, he creates new instruments out of unexpected materials—like an Ikea bowl—that allow musicians to play music that’s both beautiful and expressive.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, music, technology, TEDxStanford, 2014
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In the United States, the agencies that govern prisons are often called ‘Department of Corrections.’ And yet, their focus is on containing and controlling inmates. Dan Pacholke, Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Corrections, shares a different vision: of prisons that provide humane living conditions as well as opportunities for meaningful work and learning.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, crime, culture, prison, TEDxMonroeCorrectionalComplex, 2014
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Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power? Watch as psychologist Steven Pinker is gradually, brilliantly persuaded by philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein that reason is actually the key driver of human moral progress, even if its effect sometimes takes generations to unfold. The dialog was recorded live at TED, and animated, in incredible, often hilarious, detail by...
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, brain, culture, philosophy, TED2012, 2012
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As the world's cities undergo explosive growth, inequality is intensifying. Wealthy neighborhoods and impoverished slums grow side by side, the gap between them widening. In this eye-opening talk, architect Teddy Cruz asks us to rethink urban development from the bottom up. Sharing lessons from the slums of Tijuana, Cruz explores the creative intelligence of the city's residents and offers a fresh perspective on what we can learn from places of scarcity.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, architecture, cities, design, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
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Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he say, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Internet, journalism, law, TED2014, 2014
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3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, biology, science, technology, TED2014, 2014
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What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave …...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, AI, algorithm, computers, health, intelligence, technology, TEDxBrussels, 2014
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Fresh food free of chemicals and pesticides is hard to come by in China: in 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety violations in just nine months. In the absence of safe, sustainable food sources, TED Fellow Matilda Ho launched China's first online farmers market, instituting a zero-tolerance test towards pesticides, antibiotics and hormones in food. She shares how she's growing her platform from the ground up and bringing local, organically grown food to the families...
Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, agriculture, china, entrepreneur, farming, food, health,...
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Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, communication, media, social change, social media, technology, TED@NYC, 2014