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Embodied Zeitgeist
Exploration of The Zeitgeist as embodied in Humans
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Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach | Video on TED.com

Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach | Video on TED.com | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
TED Talks Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
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Jake Porway's Data Without Borders - poptech 2011

Jake Porway's Data Without Borders - poptech 2011 | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
What happens when ambitious and talented data scientists are connected with social organizations rife with data but lacking resources to do anything with it?
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David Eagleman on Possibilianism

David Eagleman on Possibilianism | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman introduces the concept of Possibilianism, a new philosophy that simultaneously embraces a scientific toolbox while exploring new, unconsidered uncertainties about the world around us.
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Media Futurist - Gred Leonhard - From Ego to Eco: the Future of Energy and Business

Media Futurist - Gred Leonhard - From Ego to Eco: the Future of Energy and Business | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Why Business as usual is killing us, and what to do about it.

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Inside Storey: Introducing...Reclaiming Our Food (the book trailer)

Inside Storey: Introducing...Reclaiming Our Food (the book trailer) | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

In anticipation of the October release of author Tanya Denckla Cobb's book Reclaiming Our Food, here's a peek at the beautiful photography and passionate messages you'll find in this practical and inspiring handbook. We're confident this book will empower and inspire community activists and planners, schools, small farmers, and everyone who wants to increase their community's access to food that doesn't arrive on a train, plane, or cargo ship!

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Little Green Cows « NextNature.net

Little Green Cows « NextNature.net | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

In this age of deep ecological design aspirations, the range of speculative design projects based on algae technology is growing. Algae are imagined to provide a whole range of solutions, from energy-producing architectural towers, to lights, burgers, skin care products, animal feed, drug factories and bioplastics. It finally appears that the world is turning green. Literally.

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Man Flies Like a Bird « NextNature.net

Man Flies Like a Bird « NextNature.net | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Some months ago we wrote about the dream of mechanical-engineer Jarno Smeets to fly like bird. Over the last few months Jarno worked steadily to materialize his dream. Today Jarno posted a video in which he actually takes off.

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Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs | Video on TED.com

Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs | Video on TED.com | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
TED Talks Prosthetics can’t replicate the look and feel of lost limbs but they can carry a lot of personality.
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Christian Schwägerl – Riding the Anthroposcene « NextNature.net

Christian Schwägerl – Riding the Anthroposcene « NextNature.net | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Christian Schwägerl, biologist, correspondent for Der Spiegel and writer of the book Menschenzeit, introduces us into the Anthropocene, a geologic term that marks the significant global impact of human activities on the Earth’s ecosystems.

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Century of The Self. Episode One: Happiness Machines

THE CENTURY OF THE SELF Adam Curtis' acclaimed series examines the rise of the all-consuming self against the backdrop of the Freud dynasty.
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TedxHolyLand - Sayfan G. Borghini

Sayfan Borghini speaks at TEDxHolyLand about her journey from physicist to exploring other areas...how do we think the future?

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Bacteria “R” Us « NextNature.net

Bacteria “R” Us « NextNature.net | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Modern biotechnology has recently revealed that humans are immersed in a bacterial world. So much so, that an alien naturalist might consider humans as little more than smart city housing for bacterial colonies. While we think we are at the top of an evolutionary tree, it appears that our evolution is closely linked to, if not entirely dependent on bacteria.

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Koert van Mensvoort - What is Next Nature?

Today, the human impact on our planet can hardly be underestimated. Climate change, synthetic biology, mass urbanization -- 'We were here' echoes all over. Although many people have tried to improve our relationship with nature, only few have asked the elementary question 'what is nature?'.

Koert van Mensvoort argues our notion or nature is radically changing. Where technology and nature are traditionally seen as opposed, they now appear to merge or even trade places. Time to explore how we can design, build and live in a nature caused by people.

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Free the Network – documentary by Brian Anderson & Erin Lee Carr

Free the Network –  documentary by Brian Anderson & Erin Lee Carr | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Free the Network – fantastic documentary by Brian Anderson and Erin Lee Carr about the Occupy Wall Street, focusing on the movement’s “freedom towers” and a 21-year-old hacktivist’s quest to build the...
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Lepht Anonym - BioHacking - Cybernetics for the Masses (1 of 3)

[Spoiler Alert] If you want to stay in the dark about the gender of the Sapiens Anonym author (as I semi-wanted to), DO NOT WATCH THIS. However, if you want to watch an awesome lecture by THE leader of the DIY biohacking/"scrapheap transhumanism" movement, sit back, take a load off, and enjoy. This lecture was given at the 27th Chaos Communication Congress.

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Robots & Avatars Champion Noel Sharkey @ FACT for the Exhibition opening | Robots and Avatars

Robots & Avatars Champion Noel Sharkey @ FACT for the Exhibition opening | Robots and Avatars | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Noel Sharkey (Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield) Check here his provaction about Artifical Intelligence in 2010 for the Robots and Avatars Lunch debates.

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Amy Sun: Unlocking capacities

Amy Sun: Unlocking capacities | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Amy Sun's FabLab gives people access to tools and processes for the modern means of invention.
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wildcat - Remote Hugging and Tele-Kissing - RealityAugmented

wildcat - Remote Hugging and Tele-Kissing - RealityAugmented | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

We are the generation of ‘always on’, always connected; whatsoever is your choice of smart device, whether you call, text, email, ping or simply update your wall, the need to connect is there.

So we connect, remotely, with everybody.

But what about physical proximity to a significant other? Another human body, a particularly loved one?

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Urban Agriculture - Plantagon Greenhouse

Urban Agriculture - Plantagon Greenhouse | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

The first Plantagon Greenhouse breaks ground. A new type of greenhouse for vertical farming; an international Centre of Excellence for Urban Agriculture; a demo-plant for Swedish clean-tech and a climate-smart way to use excess heating and CO2 from industries. The potential is tremendous and ambitions high for the new greenhouse being built in Linköping, Sweden, near Tekniska Verken.

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Twine, The Gadget That Senses Your Environment And Tweets You, Is Coming In May | Singularity Hub

Twine, The Gadget That Senses Your Environment And Tweets You, Is Coming In May | Singularity Hub | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Twine connects users with their physical environments via the digital world in a simple, elegant way.

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Sentient Developments: Must-know terms for the 21st Century intellectual: Redux

Sentient Developments: Must-know terms for the 21st Century intellectual: Redux | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

First, I am trying to come up with a list of the most fundamental and crucial terms that are coming to define and will soon re-define the human condition, and that subsequently should be known by anyone who thinks of themselves as an intellectual. I admit that there's an elitist and even pompous aspect to this exercise, but the fact of the matter is that the zeitgeist is quickly changing. It's not enough anymore to be able to quote Dostoevsky, Freud and Darwin. This said, while my list of terms is 'required' knowledge, I am not suggesting that it is sufficient.

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Peter Diamandis on the X PRIZE and Private Space Flight

Diamandis is on a mission to open space for all humanity, and he embraces the risk inherent to such an undertaking. "A true breakthrough requires tremendous levels of risk," says Diamandis. "It's really in the entrepreneurial sector that people are willing to risk their lives, risk their fortunes, their reputations, to do something they fundamentally believe they can do."

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Solve for X: Adrien Treuille on collaborative science

This talk describes Foldit and EteRNA, a series of remarkable new scientific discovery games Adrien Treuille has helped create. These games lead us to wonder: how many unknown "Kasparovs" are out there on the Internet -- potential experts at tasks they never knew existed? Is this the future of expertise?

Adrien is an Assistant Professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon. He researches scientific challenges through multi-player on-line games such as Foldit (protein folding) and EteRNA (nano-engineering).

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The Future of Science…Is Art? Fourth Culture / by Jonah Lehrer SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

The Future of Science…Is Art? Fourth Culture / by Jonah Lehrer SEEDMAGAZINE.COM | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
To answer our most fundamental questions, science needs to find a place for the arts.
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Mark Post - Meet the new Meat

What do you think of lab-grown meat? "Yuck" might be your first reaction. According to professor Mark Post, however, it could become the environmentally friendly alternative for breeding cows and pigs for meat consumption.

Presented at the Next Nature Power Show 2011 in Amsterdam.

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