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Stay tuned for monthly TEDxSpotlights that curate and focus on global themes and ideas from the TEDx community. Take part in this program by sharing the trailer and the playlists with your community. TEDxSpotlights Global Nutrition was produced with thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With special thanks to Ronnie Planalp, Louis-Albert de Broglie, Jackie Savitz, Laura Boykin, Dee Dee Yates and Christopher Charles. Check out all of the talks included in the playlist below: Why planting a garden is a political act | Louis-Albert De Broglie | TEDxLausanne The destructive effects of factory farming impact our health, the environment, and the quality of our food.

TED Talks Education. TED spiegato bene. Per la prima volta un’istituzione, il ministero dell’Istruzione italiano, ha firmato un accordo con il TED Global (TED sta per Technology, Entertainment e Design), l’organizzazione non profit che si occupa di diffondere le idee “che meritano di essere diffuse”.

TED spiegato bene

6 reasons to be on Apple’s side in its fight against the FBI. Stocksy By now, you probably know that in mid-February, the FBI asked Apple to create software that could bypass encryption on an iPhone relevant to the San Bernardino mass shooting.

6 reasons to be on Apple’s side in its fight against the FBI

Apple wrote a letter to customers explaining why they would not. What you might not know is why this matters to you — and to everyone. I talked to some people who could shed some light: Avi Rubin and Matthew D. Green, professors at Johns Hopkins University; Cindy Cohn of Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Christopher Soghoian, TED Fellow and a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union. The price of being single. Bella DePaulo, now in her sixties, has always been single.

The price of being single

For some time, she thought the marriage bug would bite her, until she realized it wouldn’t—and she didn’t want it to. Video: Predictions from TED Talks, 1984-2014. Why an Internet “slow lane” is a terrible idea. All eyes are on the Federal Communications Commission, as commissioner Tom Wheeler unveiled the FCC’s plan for “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.”

Why an Internet “slow lane” is a terrible idea

The plan has had many Internet-centric companies up in arms, decrying any plan that might create a two-tiered Internet comprising “fast lanes” for companies that can pay, and “slow lanes” for those that don’t. (See an open letter to the FCC signed by companies including Amazon, Google and Microsoft.) Can augmented reality enhance our sense of empathy? In Chris Kluwe’s TED Talk, the former NFL punter shares his excitement that augmented reality will soon be everywhere.

Can augmented reality enhance our sense of empathy?

He focuses on the role it will play in sports, particularly for fans who want to experience the action in the shoes of their favorite players. That’ll be very profitable for the sports entertainment industry — but is that all it’s good for? Toward the end of his talk Kluwe makes a call for a grander application of the technology: more empathy. Says Kluwe, augmented reality will allow us to experience new perspectives, “by literally showing someone what it looks like to walk a mile in another person’s shoes.” Empathy is a loaded word, one that’s overused in our hyperconnected times. While Kluwe hopes for augmented reality that might help us understand the world through the experiences of others, maybe what we really need is augmented reality for emotions and thinking. From the comments: Where augmented reality is heading.

NASA analyst and community member Yuri Gawdiak wrote this in response to Chris Kluwe’s TED Talk, How augmented reality will change sports … and build empathy: “Great talk showing actual examples from what the technology evolution has pointed to for quite some time.

From the comments: Where augmented reality is heading

12 resources explain Tim Berners-Lee’s campaign for open data. Think back: Before Yo, before the cloud, before ubiquitous mobile connectivity, you first interacted with the Internet in your desktop browser.

12 resources explain Tim Berners-Lee’s campaign for open data

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others who built the first database of linked information that later became the web haven’t stopped thinking about those early days, and how we can defend the open culture the Internet had then. For Berners-Lee (Watch: Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web) we have to be more than passive consumers: “We can’t just use the web; we have to worry about the underlying structure of the whole thing,” he says in his 2014 talk.

That’s why Berners-Lee is focusing on a network of open, linked data. To find out more, explore 12 resources provided by the computer scientist. Why did this simple Google Search get retweeted 3,500 times? ‘Tis herself: A search for “english major who taught herself calculus” returned The Calculus Diaries by Jennifer Oulette.

Why did this simple Google Search get retweeted 3,500 times?

Plus one viral tweet. There’s no app for good teaching. 8 ways to think about tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

There’s no app for good teaching

Bringing technology into the classroom often winds up an awkward mash-up between the laws of Murphy and Moore: What can go wrong, will — only faster. It’s a multi-headed challenge: Teachers need to connect with classrooms filled with distinct individuals. We all want learning to be intrinsically motivated and mindful, yet we want kids to test well and respond to bribes (er, extrinsic rewards). Meanwhile, there’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, in the US alone, hoping to sell apps and tech tools to school boards. There’s no app for that. How to prepare for a good death. Death is an uncomfortable topic. Although we’re well-acquainted with platitudes that remind us to seize the moment and live each day like it’s our last, few of us devote real time to envisioning the end of our lives — or the lives of those we love.

In contrast, this is a focal point for BJ Miller, palliative care physician and executive director of the Zen Hospice Project, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that’s focused on improving our experience of death. His TED Talk, What really matters at the end of life, prompted such an outpouring of response that we hosted a Q&A on Facebook to hold a larger conversation about end-of-life care, dying with dignity and providing support for patients and families. Here are just some of the questions — and Miller’s answers. Based on your experiences, what do you find that most people really want at the end of life? What are good ways to talk to kids about death? None of us is free until all of us are free. Inequality has been a big theme in the U.S. of late. The stats are still stark. Incarceration rates among African Americans are astronomical — 1 in 3 black men will go to prison in their lifetime. Gay marriages may be taking place across the country, but hate crimes and workplace discomfort are still very real concerns.

Women still face threats of violence and lower earnings because of their gender. Guess which country does the most good for the planet? The top ten countries in the Good Country Index. (Click to view at larger size.) How to turn small talk into smart conversation. Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi. What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other.

But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, we often fall short. 6 thinkers whose depressing ideas will make you feel better. We are absurdly anxious about success, says popular philosopher Alain de Botton (TED Talk: Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success). In his talk from 2009, he suggests that many of our modern values — like our sense of limitless possibility and upward growth — can actually lead us to stress harder about how well we’re doing.

But the reverse can also be true, says de Botton. For TED, he’s put together this reading list of (mainly) pessimistic philosophers who have inspired his thinking about positivity. 1. The Complete Essays Michel de Montaigne. 11 must-see TED-Ed lessons. Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it). Bite-size snacks of knowledge, TED-Ed Video Lessons are short, free educational videos written by educators and students, then animated by some of the most creative minds in the business.

Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more. Creativity Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley and David Kelley Crown Business, 2013 Recommended by: Tim Brown (TED Talk: Designers — think big!) “‘Creative confidence’ is the creative mindset that goes along with design thinking’s creative skill set.”See more of Tim Brown’s favorite books. 7 ways to practice emotional first aid. Books to help you answer big questions about yourself. Susan Cain on why it’s ok to eat alone.

How to beat loneliness. TEDxBend - Raj Dhingra - Can Technology Change Education? Yes! The digital school in the clouds: Dianora Bardi at TEDxLakeComo. Accordo MIUR e TED.