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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
Dec 14, 2006 TED.com
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Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined -- and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, culture, disease, food, global issues, health, health care, science,...
TED Talks
Dec 14, 2006 TED.com
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How many poets could cram eBay, Friendster and Monster.com into 3-minute poem worthy of a standing ovation? Enjoy Rives' unique talent.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDSalon 2006, TED, Talks, arts, culture, death, entertainment, love, parenting,...
TED Talks
Dec 14, 2006 TED.com
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Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, business, culture, education, entertainment, happiness, psychology,...
TED Talks
Dec 6, 2006 TED.com
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Musician and activist Peter Gabriel shares his very personal motivation for standing up for human rights with the watchdog group WITNESS -- and tells stories of citizen journalists in action.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, activism, arts, collaboration, culture, film, global issues, music,...
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Most Native American, white, and bi-racial interpreters on the American frontier lived firmly on one side or the other of the cultural divide. However, Jonathan Pointer (1784 - 1857), an African-American interpreter for the Wyandots at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, lived "between worlds." Although raised by the Wyandots, he lacked a Wyandot spouse, and therefore was never fully integrated into Wyandot...
Topics: Biography, Native Americans, African Americans, History, Wyandot people, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Nov 29, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (82 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using declassified documents from the National Security Archive, Cuba-expert Peter Kornbluh offers a historical perspective and an insider's view of the last fifty years of American-Latin American relations.
Topics: Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Venezuela, Castro, Fidel, 1926-, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Nov 26, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (74 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Dimitrov presents research from his upcoming book, The Politics of Piracy in China, on copyright, patent, and trademark piracy in China and Russia.
Topics: Piracy (Copyright), Trademark infringement, Intellectual property, China, Russian Federation,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Nov 17, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Investigates the intersection of history, memory and propaganda in Northeast Asia, where differently recalled episodes from World War II and before continue to influence relations between China, Korea, and Japan.
Topics: Propaganda, Anti-Japanese propaganda, Anti-American propaganda, Anti-Chinese propaganda, Northeast...
TED Talks
Nov 14, 2006 TED.com
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Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, choice, culture, evolution, future, history, philosophy, science,...
TED Talks
Nov 14, 2006 TED.com
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Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, biotech, business, culture, future, invention, robots, science,...
TED Talks
Nov 8, 2006 TED.com
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Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, culture, genetics, science, statistics, technology, 2005
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Nov 8, 2006 Middlebury College
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Panel discussion; 2 mini-dvs (89 min.) Part of the David K. Smith Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Professor David K. Smith Visiting Economic Lecture Series is held each year in honor of David K. Smith, professor emeritus of Middlebury College and 1942 Middlebury graduate. While teaching at Middlebury, Smith created a course in environmental economics, and was for many years advisor to all environmental studies majors with an economics focus. A resident of the...
Topics: Energy crops, Alcohol fuel industry, Energy development, Environmental ethics, Ethanol, Panel...
TED Talks
Nov 8, 2006 TED.com
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Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, entertainment, faith, illusion, religion, science, TED2006, 2006
Middlebury Special Collections
Nov 6, 2006 Middlebury College
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Dedé Mirabal Reyes and Minou Tavárez Mirabal are descendants of the Mirabal family, activists whose history of resistance to Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic during the 1960s made them worldwide symbols of political resistance. Their story is told in Julia Alvarez’s novel In the Time of the Butterflies. On November 25, 1960, Trujillo’s operatives killed the sisters, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal, for their involvement in efforts to overthrow his...
Topics: Women, Violence against women, Dominican Republic, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (55 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Katz discusses the Russian response to modernism embodied by a troika of late nineteenth century engineering: The Crystal Palace (1853), the Brooklyn Bridge (1883), and the Eiffel Tower (1889).
Topics: Modernism, Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.), Crystal Palace (London, England), Tour Eiffel (Paris,...
TED Talks
Oct 31, 2006 TED.com
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Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, AIDS, Africa, activism, entertainment, global issues, leadership,...
TED Talks
Oct 31, 2006 TED.com
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Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, TED Prize, business, disease, health care, invention, medicine,...
TED Talks
Oct 31, 2006 TED.com
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Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images -- stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, TED Prize, art, arts, culture, design, environment, photography,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 27, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. In a keynote address celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Middlebury College Mountain Club, McKibben discusses the impact of environmental damage and how it has complicated our appreciation of the natural world.
Topics: Environmental ethics, Climate change, Global warming, Nature, Environmentalism, Lectures
TED Talks
Oct 25, 2006 TED.com
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Arctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, climate change, culture, exploration, global issues, personal...
TED Talks
Oct 25, 2006 TED.com
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In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, NASA, aircraft, business, design, engineering, entrepreneur, flight,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 20, 2006 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Spire discusses his doctoral thesis about the relationship between the State and immigration in France from 1945-1975.
Topics: North Africa, Algeria, Colonialism, France, Immigration, Lectures
TED Talks
Oct 18, 2006 TED.com
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A free press -- papers, magazines, radio, TV, blogs -- is the backbone of any true democracy (and a vital watchdog on business). Sasa Vucinic, a journalist from Belgrade, talks about his new fund, which supports media by selling "free press bonds."
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, culture, global issues, investment, media,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 18, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (65 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Nunley examines the non-clandestine writings of French Surrealist poet Robert Desnos during World War II, and discusses their place in considerations of French Resistance to the German Occupation.
Topics: Desnos, Robert, 1900-1945, French literature, French resistance, World War II, History, Lectures
TED Talks
Oct 18, 2006 TED.com
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Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, bottom-up, business, corruption, culture, development,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 13, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (67 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The general public is often portrayed as bitterly divided on social, political and economic issues. In his talk, Professor Fiorina challenges this conventional wisdom by showing that most Americans stand in the middle of the political landscape, preferring centrist candidates and holding moderate positions on charged cultural issues. Fiorina argues that it is the political parties, political activists and the...
Topics: Political science, Political culture, Voting, Class conflict, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 12, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (88 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. For more information about National Geographic Photographer & Speaker Joel Sartore, visit this site: http://nationalgeographic.com/speakers/profile_sartore.html The oil-versus-wildlife debate is particularly relevant on Alaska's North Slope, a rich swath of tundra that is home to an abundance of wildlife and 48 billion barrels of oil. The North Slope is the largest intact wilderness in the United States,...
Topics: Oil drilling, Environmental ethics, Alaska, Fossil Fuels, Environmentalism, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 11, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (76 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. General Odom publicly warned against invading Iraq before the event, remained silent on the matter until April 2004 when he publicly called for the earliest withdrawal feasible, and in the fall of 2005 declared that it is likely to be "the greatest strategic disaster in American history." Since that time he has called for the United States to "cut and run" from Iraq in order to escape the...
Topics: Iraq War, Foreign relations, Hegemony, United States, Politics, Lectures
TED Talks
Oct 10, 2006 TED.com
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Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, Africa, bottom-up, business, culture, development,...
TED Talks
Oct 10, 2006 TED.com
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Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, alternative energy, business, communication, culture,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 10, 2006 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A lecture on African politics and its link to writing.
Topics: North Africa, Africa, Politics, Authors, Literature, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Selassie presents a model of constitution building which incorporates common values among diverse ethnic groups.
Topics: Africa, Democracy, Constitutional law, Politics, Law, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Oct 5, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Medieval Muslim legal tradition generally considered the plague to be non-contagious and argued that one should not flee an outbreak of the plague. What was the logic that supported this conclusion, how was it justified, and when and how did it change? By examining plague treatises from the 14th to the 19th centuries, this talk investigates the various factors " intellectual and political " that led...
Topics: Plague, Religion, Islamic law, Europe, Discourse and society, Lectures
TED Talks
Oct 2, 2006 TED.com
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Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, aging, biotech, disease, engineering, future, health care,...
TED Talks
Oct 2, 2006 TED.com
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Eva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, Featured, cancer, disease, health, science, technology, wunderkind,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (71 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Hip-hop, Performance, Music, Welfare Poets, Popular music, Concerts
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (61 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Gilfoyle discuss Millennium Park, Chicago's award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. Rising from the ruins of a decrepit old railroad, the park boasts impressive bridges, pavilions and fountains as well as a garden, cafe, ice rink, theater, and cycle center. It is intended not only to epitomize the "new Chicago," transcending...
Topics: Millennium Park (Chicago, Ill.), Urban landscape architecture, City planning, Public spaces,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Bakari speaks on hip hop's emergence as a burgeoning political movement, claiming that it is a world view and has become a national, unified, youth culture.
Topics: Hip-hop, Politics, Music, Youth culture, Discourse and society, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 29, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (108 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Lecture is 66 min., remainder is Q&A. This keynote address for the 2006 Clifford Symposium focuses on New York City since the 1970s, but also touches on urban and cultural developments in cities around the world.
Topics: Urban geography, Economics, New York (N.Y.), Neoliberalism, Globalization, Lectures
TED Talks
Sep 26, 2006 TED.com
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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, choice, consumerism, culture, economics, happiness,...
TED Talks
Sep 26, 2006 TED.com
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Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, brain, choice, culture, evolution, happiness, psychology, science,...
TED Talks
Sep 19, 2006 TED.com
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Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, business, cities, culture, economics, race, 2004
TED Talks
Sep 19, 2006 TED.com
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Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, business, choice, culture, economics, food, marketing, media,...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
Sep 17, 2006 Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Lainie Breaux in New Orleans, LA, on September 17, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: Keywords: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 15, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (61 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Security contractors constitute the second largest force in Iraq, after the American military. They come from countries all over the world -- the US, South Africa, the UK, Russia, Israel, Peru, El Salvador, Nepal, Fiji -- and work for established publicly traded companies, as well as small start up firms. They often earn much more than their military counterparts, who they support and enhance. Despite their...
Topics: Private security services, National security, Mercenaries, Military, War, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Discusses Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur and what these sensational discoveries revealed about one of the world's first cities.
Topics: Archaeology, Ur (Extinct city), Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960, History, Middle East, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 14, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (80 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Reviews the development of the documentary film interview and discusses the interview techniques of Ken Burns, Michael Moore and Errol Morris.
Topics: Documentary films, Morris, Errol, Moore, Michael, Burns, Ken, Filmmaking, Lectures
TED Talks
Sep 12, 2006 TED.com
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Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our understanding of the universe.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, astronomy, biology, cognitive science, cosmos, evolution,...
TED Talks
Sep 12, 2006 TED.com
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Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, climate change, cosmos, culture, environment, global issues,...
TED Talks
Sep 6, 2006 TED.com
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Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, antidepressants, cognitive science, culture, evolution,...
TED Talks
Sep 6, 2006 TED.com
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Eve Ensler, creator of "The Vagina Monologues," shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, culture, entertainment, gender, global issues,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Sep 1, 2006 Middlebury College
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1 DVD (20 min. speech itself is approx. 10 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. In September 2006 the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars presented Kathryn Wasserman Davis with its Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. This is her acceptance speech.
Topics: Peace, War, Disarmament, Humanitarianism, Awards, Lectures
TED Talks
Aug 25, 2006 TED.com
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Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, arts, collaboration, comedy, community, culture, dance, demo,...
TED Talks
Aug 25, 2006 TED.com
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The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, blog, business, communication, community, culture, design,...
TED Talks
Aug 21, 2006 TED.com
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Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, business, collaboration, culture, invention, media,...
TED Talks
Aug 21, 2006 TED.com
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Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, business, collaboration, culture, education, global issues, library,...
TED Talks
Aug 15, 2006 TED.com
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Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2005, TED, Talks, DNA, arts, biology, creativity, design, industrial design,...
TED Talks
Aug 15, 2006 TED.com
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Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, MacArthur grant, alternative energy, death, design,...
TED Talks
Aug 8, 2006 TED.com
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Pianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, creativity, entertainment, music, performance,...
TED Talks
Aug 8, 2006 TED.com
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Violinist Sirena Huang gives a technically brilliant and emotionally nuanced performance. In a charming interlude, the 11-year-old praises the timeless design of her instrument.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, Featured, arts, entertainment, music, performance, prodigy, violin,...
Jewish Women's Archive - Katrina's Jewish Voices
Aug 3, 2006 Jewish Women's Archive
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An Oral History narrated by Alan Bissinger in Metairie, LA on August 3, 2006, conducted by Rosalind Hinton for a joint project by the Jewish Women's Archive partnered with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to capture the voices and experiences of members of the Jewish communities of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities during Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. For more information, see katrina.jwa.org/about#about-oral-history .
Topics: New Orleans, Jewish Women's Archive, Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Oral History, Alan...
TED Talks
Aug 1, 2006 TED.com
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Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, One Laptop Per Child, children, design, education, entrepreneur,...
TED Talks
Aug 1, 2006 TED.com
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Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2006, TED, Talks, demo, design, interface design, technology, 2006
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (54 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Press, Mass media, Discourse and society, Journalism, Lectures
Middlebury Special Collections
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Is it irresponsible to "advertise" terrorism? Zucconi considers the effect of overplaying terrorism in the media. Writer and journalist, is also the Washington correspondent for Italy's La Repubblica. Middlebury College Language Schools. Middlebury College. Italian School Part of the series entitled Symposium on Terrorism and Mass Media
Topics: Terrorism and mass media, Journalism, Mass media, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (59 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Discourse and society, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Discourse and society, Journalism, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Discourse and society, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Freedom of the press, Lectures
Middlebury Special Collections
Jul 30, 2006 Middlebury College
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This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a brief period for open discussion. Senior producer and reporter for Dubai-based Al-Arabiyya Television. Prior to joining Al-Arabbiya, he...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Journalism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Anarchivism
Jul 27, 2006 Hak.5
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This file has been repacked with working files to work around the busted initial DVD release. The Best of Season One DVD includes nearly 3 hours of content. The best segments, sketches, as well as Behind the Set documentary and Cast Interviews extras. Plus three easter eggs of never before released segments and bloopers. Can you find all three? hak5.org
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Middlebury Special Collections
Jul 27, 2006 Middlebury College
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Examines France's national identity in light of immigration and a growing Black presence in Paris and around Marseilles. Tierno Monénembo, a Guinean national and author of eight remarkable novels, is relatively unknown in the U.S. Having taught biochemistry in France, Algeria and Morocco, he is now a full time writer, living in France. Middlebury College. French School
Topics: Race relations, French literature, France, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
TED Talks
Jul 25, 2006 TED.com
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Jehane Noujaim unveils her 2006 TED Prize wish: to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.
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TED Talks
Jul 25, 2006 TED.com
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Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.
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TED Talks
Jul 25, 2006 TED.com
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Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.
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