How much does a video weigh? TED: Ideas worth spreading. Introducing the TEDGlobal 2013 speaker lineup. One great part of TEDGlobal in Edinburgh—events held in castles.
Photo: Ryan Lash Few sensations feel better than when your mind does a backflip and, all of a sudden, you are suddenly able to see things in new and unexpected ways. At TEDGlobal 2013, themed “Think Again,” you’ll have this feeling often. “The approach we adopted,” explains TEDGlobal curator Bruno Giussani, “is to take a closer look at the global remix happening before our eyes as power shifts, culture and technology intersect, and hopes and anxieties collide. Many things we think we know may have to be reconsidered — and that’s what this program is designed to explore.” TEDGlobal 2013 will take place June 10 to 14, 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland — one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)
Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.
Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture. Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions. Mehdi Dib's post on Vine. Open-source, open world. Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live. The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson. Why do we see illusions? - Mark Changizi. Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea. Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ... Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news) NAP Members Area: EDEN Secretariat's blog: Living in the age where "knowing" may be obsolete. Interview with Sugata Mitra by Steve Wheeler The media and education worlds have been buzzing over the last few days about the work of a quiet, unassuming Indian born professor.
Born in Calcutta in 1952, Sugata Mitra started his academic career in computational and molecular science. His later research also encompassed biological science and energy storage systems. Mitra has also researched diversely into areas such as medicine (Alzheimer’s disease and memory research) and psychology (perception in hypermedia environments) and he received a PhD in Physics for his studies into organic semi-conductors. It is not hard to see why some have hailed him as a polymath and even ‘something of a genius’. Steve: Sugata, thank you for taking some time out from your busy schedule to speak to me, and congratulations on your recent TED prize.
Sugata: When the numbers from measurements come together I look for strong correlations - black and white with zero probability of error. Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong. Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud.
MehdiDib : James lyne #TEDActive... MehdiDib : Ig Nobel prize ? LOL #TEDActive... MehdiDib : Mohamed Jemni #TEDActive So... MehdiDib : Jack Andrada #TED2013 right... MehdiDib : Taylor Wilson #TED2013... MehdiDib : Amanda palmer #TEDActive... TEDActive : .@amandapalmer now on #TED2013... Sugata Mitra. Recruit partners in the areas of technology, architecture, education and strategy to help design and build Schools in the Cloud of varying bandwidth and resources.
Create the Granny Cloud, a global network of educators and retired teachers who can support and engage the children through an online School in the Cloud learning platform. Engage communities, parents, schools and afterschool programs worldwide to transform the way kids learn, by sharing the Self Organized Learning Environment (SOLE) toolkit with them, along with how-to videos and educational resources. In November 2013, the first School in the Cloud—located inside a high school in Killingworth, England—opened its doors to students. Since then, four more schools have opened— one more in the United Kingdom and three in India, including two flagship facilities and the first independent School in the Cloud. A digital School in the Cloud platform was launched at TED2014. Educational researcher Dr. MehdiDib : Google glass #TED2013...
MehdiDib : Lesley Perkes #TED2013... MehdiDib : What a great session #TEDActive... Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really. Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now! Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls. X Innovations. Each month, we'll be highlighting 5 great innovations and ideas bubbling up from the TEDx community -- both in a newsletter, and here on the TEDx site.
If you have an innovation to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All active TEDx licensees receive the TEDx Monthly Innovations Newsletter. If you would like to receive the monthly TEDx Innovations newsletter, click here to sign up. TEDxYouth@SanDiego mixes it up At TEDxYouth@SanDiego, organizers devised a creative way to make sure youth attendees met one another. TEDxIntuit goes on a picnic During TEDxIntuit's (an internal, corporate event), lunch break, attendees were instructed to grab the next 5 people in the lunch line, and take a picnic basket with them to the grass. Vegetables straight from the farm at TEDxKrakow "About 7 months before the event," says TEDxKrakow organizer Ewa Spohn, "we contacted some local organic farmers who run one of Poland's first farm to home programs and asked them to grow the vegetables for our lunch.
" JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out. Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work. TEDxEPAU : L’architecture est un art. Re-imagining school. Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking. Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes. Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist. Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world.
Don Levy: A cinematic journey through visual effects. Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease. Israel and Iran: A love story? Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us. Reggie Watts: 9 mind-boggling talks. Teenaged boy wonders play bluegrass. Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity. Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics. Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers. Venice Under Water - In Focus.
Pamela Meyer: TEDWeekends: Understanding Deception Idea Visualization. Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Journalist John Hockenberry explores the rise of the climate change skeptics movement. Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers. Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand. To Encourage Biking, Cities Forget About Helmets. Candy Chang : Avant de mourir, je veux ... Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government.
Bandi Mbubi: Demand a fair trade cell phone. Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel. Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells. Live Q&A 1pm Tuesday: Author Daniel Grossman on "Deep Water" and the Science of Rising Sea Levels. Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes. TEDxDubai. Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future. Hind Hobeika: Swim goggles with an eye on performance stats" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch. Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world. Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.
Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow. Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof and directed by Luke Scott. Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth. Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation. Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration. A conversation on TED.com: What happens when you're a TED Fellow? The TED Fellows Team answer your questions about this life-changing program for up &coming innovators.
Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo. RT @TEDxArabia: The #TEDxArabia Weekly is out! The #TEDxArabia Weekly. Robert Full on animal movement. Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times. Surrounded by other team members, Achim Oesert from the University of Kiel hangs from the ceiling using bioinspired polymer tape (Image: University of Kiel) alongside an image of a gecko (Image: Wahj via Flickr) As is so often the case these days for those searching for a better way to stick stuff together, researchers from the Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel in Germany have turned to the biology of gravity-defying ceiling walkers, such as geckos and insects.
These creatures served as inspiration for a new dry adhesive tape that not only boasts impressive bonding strength, but can also be attached and detached thousands of times without losing its adhesive properties. The secret to the wall climbing ability of many insects and geckos lies in the thousands of tiny hairs called setae that cover their feet and legs. It is this technique that the research group, led by Stanislav Gorb, have mimicked with their silicone tape. About the Author. Annabah TEDxYouthDay Community. A conversation on TED.com: draw 3D objects using basic, Great techniques.