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We, the web kids - manifesto by Piotr Czerski

Writing this, I am aware that I am abusing the pronoun 'we', as our 'we' is fluctuating, discontinuous, blurred, according to old categories: temporary. When I say 'we', it means 'many of us' or 'some of us'. When I say 'we are', it means 'we often are'. I say 'we' only so as to be able to talk about us at all. 1. We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. This is what makes us different; this is what makes the crucial, although surprising from your point of view, difference: we do not 'surf' and the internet to us is not a 'place' or 'virtual space'. The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. If we were to tell our bildnungsroman to you, the analog, we could say there was a natural Internet aspect to every single experience that has shaped us.

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Richard Dawkins: The Uncut Interviews with Biologist John Craig Venter

Richard Dawkins: The Uncut Interviews with Biologist John Craig Venter | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

During the filming of Channel 4′s The Genius of Charles Darwin, The Root of All Evil and The Enemies of Reason, Richard Dawkins conducted several extended interviews which were cut down for the final broadcasts.

Covering “alternative” medicine, psychics and cold reading, water dowsing, mediums and more, these extended interviews are the perfect supplement to the original programs.

Explore the issues in more depth as Dawkins interviews Illusionist Derren Brown, Professors Michael Baum, Nicholas Humphry, and Randolph Nesse, Father George Coyne, Biologist John Craig Venter, Philosopher Peter Singer and more.

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Ben Hammersley - How to optimise yourself - Do Lectures

Ben Hammersley - How to optimise yourself - Do Lectures | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

We all need to learn what to count and how to choose what number to put on the wall. If you can’t measure something you can’t improve it.

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What’s left to explore? Nathan Wolfe, via K21ST - essentil 21st century knowledge

What’s left to explore? Nathan Wolfe, via K21ST - essentil 21st century knowledge | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
We’ve been to the moon, we’ve mapped the continents, we’ve even been to the deepest point in the ocean — twice. What’s left for the next generation to explore? Biologi...
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danah boyd on Embracing a Culture of Connectivity

Many young adults have incorporated social media into their daily practices, both academically and personally. They use these tools to connect, collaborate, communicate and create. In this talk, danah boyd — Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and affiliate of the Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society — examines the different social media practices common among young adults, clarifying both the cultural logic behind these everyday practices, and the role of social media in academia.

She is introduced by Judy Singer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, and John Palfrey, Faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

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JP Rangaswami: Information is food | Video on TED.com

TED Talks How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.
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Empires - film (firstcut) 'A great collection of very important statements by contemporary thinkers!

Empires - film (firstcut) 'A great collection of very important statements by contemporary thinkers! | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Empires

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The film and online project brings together international philosophers, scientists, artists and business leaders to give description and analysis to the contemporary moment as defined by computational tools and networks.

It states that networks are not new and have been forever with us in the evolution of our cities, trade, communications and sciences, in our relations as businesses and nation states, in the circulation of money, food, arms and our shared ecology.

Yet something has deeply changed in our experience of time, work, community, the global. Empires looks deeply to unravel how we speak to the realities of the individual and the notion of the public and public 'good' in this new world at the confluence of money, cities, computation, politics and science.

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TEDxSilkRoad - Patrice Slupowski - The Connected Body

Patrice Slupowski, director of innovation at Orange France Telecom, quotes Ericsson's CEO who predicts 50 billion connected devices by 2015. With 3 billion expected internet users, this means we will have 17 devices per connected people. By 2015, 3 years from now we will be carrying on us sensors and other devices that produce data. What is the future of this data?

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The Mobile Revolution: Cultivating Boundaries of the Unbounded

There are over 5 billion mobile phone connections globally and a growing number of other mobile information technologies permeate all aspects of life. The more than 1 billion mobile phones in developing countries is rapidly coming close to matching the global total of 2 billion fixed Internet connections in 2008. It is estimated that 6 billion mobile phone connections will be reached by 2013. The mobile phone offers both a highly visible new technology that has found its way into everyday life and a domain for ferocious business development. The mobile phone has rapidly placed itself intimately close to a large proportion of the global population alongside keys and money. It is a technology that matters to people, and the combination of increasingly intelligent handsets, faster wireless bandwidth, and more complex server-side infrastructures (such as cloud computing), makes up for a potent globally distributed infrastructure.

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates - interviewed live together at the D5: All Things Digital conference

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates - interviewed live together at the D5: All Things Digital conference | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are interviewed live together at the D5: All Things Digital conference.
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23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
We may like or dislike capitalism, but surely we all know how it works. Right? Wrong.
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Tim Berners-Lee on PhiloWeb and Philosophical engineering.

Harry Halpin et Alexandre Monnin réalisent une interview avec Tim Berners-Lee en marge de la séance plénière de TPAC 2010 (le 3 octobre 2010) où Alexandre Monnin a présenté PhiloWeb 2010.
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Make me twelve again! - Jerry Michalski on Rebuilding Education | Rebuild 21

Make me twelve again! - Jerry Michalski on Rebuilding Education | Rebuild 21 | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

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Make me twelve again!

Make me twelve again! Jerry Michalski on Rebuilding Education

There are no teaching – only learning! In a magic talk on the need for Rebuilding Education Jerry Michalsky touch upon the hidden curriculum of schools and shows why many kids probably would be better off never entering schools of today…

But he goes on to discuss the principles on which to build schools of the future. And they will look nothing like you imagine! A must-see for teachers, educators, principles and politicians in charge of shaping the future landscape of education.

The official global educational system is pretty good at delivering what it was designed to deliver: factory workers and consumers. Other important things it doesn’t do quite as well. Many people are trying to reform it from the inside, as well as reshape or replace it from the outside. Which efforts are worth watching? How should we frame these efforts in order to see more clearly where we are headed?

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Chris Henrikson - Can poetry change a person? - Do Lectures

Chris Henrikson - Can poetry change a person? - Do Lectures | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Stand back. This is a powerful talk from Chris Henrikson founder of Street Poets Inc. An organisation that is committed to building a community that brings together different racial, ethnic and socio-economic segments of the city of Los Angeles around the transformational power of the creative process.

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Opinions are non-contemporary | James Bridle, booktwo.org

Opinions are non-contemporary | James Bridle, booktwo.org | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

For the past decade or so, the only critics of science fiction I pay any attention to, all three of them, have been slyly declaring that the Future is over. I wouldn’t blame anyone for assuming that this is akin to the declaration that history was over, and just as silly. But really I think they’re talking about the capital-F Future, which in my lifetime has been a cult, if not a religion. People my age are products of the culture of the capital-F Future. The younger you are, the less you are a product of that. If you’re fifteen or so, today, I suspect that you inhabit a sort of endless digital Now, a state of atemporality enabled by our increasingly efficient communal prosthetic memory. I also suspect that you don’t know it, because, as anthropologists tell us, one cannot know one’s own culture.

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The Ego Trick: Julian Baggini in Search of the Self

The Ego Trick: Julian Baggini in Search of the Self | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Why "I" is a verb, or what the building blocks of identity have to do with developing compassion.

How "you" are you, really?
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An interview with Cyborg Anthropologist Amber Case [Video]

An interview with Cyborg Anthropologist Amber Case [Video] | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Amber Case has been described as being “from the future. She’s come back to help us figure out how to think.” She is considered to be one of the foremost though leaders when it comes to the human relationship with technology, and we were lucky enough to get to talk with her for a few minutes at SXSW 2012. Officially-titled as a cyborg anthropologist, Case speaks around the world, examining the ways in which we as humans are caring for our devices as if they are alive: “So, for instance, we have these things in our pockets that cry, and we have to pick them up and soothe them back to sleep, and then we have to feed them every night by plugging theminto the wall, right? And at no other time in history have we had these really strange non human devices that we take care of as if they are real.” Enjoy the interview, with a woman who says that she is 3% cyborg herself.






Amber Case has been described as being "from the future. She's come back to ...

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On Becoming a Reality Architect: Exploring the Power of Connection Between People and Algorithms (

On Becoming a Reality Architect: Exploring the Power of Connection Between People and Algorithms ( | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Like most of us I wear a lot of hats. And I frequently work under a designer title. But recently someone said to me, “So you’re a Reality Architect.” I found the suggestion intriguing in part because I have been thinking about what it means to have agency in the algorithmic landscapes of the future that Kevin Slavin describes in his awesome TED talk, How Algorithms Shape the World. And, Reality Architect, if it implies anything, it implies a lot of agency and that is very appealing. But what does a “A Reality Architect do?”

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Off the Grid : Eric Valli

Off the Grid : Eric Valli | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Off the Grid
There are growing number of people
who have decided to live light on the earth
to not be a part of problem anymore
I spent the last few years with four of them
striving for harmony with nature
in the most pristine corners of United States.

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The Politics of Food by Michael Pollan

The Politics of Food by Michael Pollan | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Michael Pollan discusses the agricultural industrial complex that dominates consumer choices about what to eat.
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TEDxWallStreet - Don Tapscott - Three Principles for a New Wall Street

Don is one of the world's leading authorities and advisers on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology. He has authored or co-autho...
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Cory Doctorow’s » talk at Google’s DatenDialog in Berlin

Cory Doctorow’s »  talk at Google’s DatenDialog in Berlin | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

I gave a talk at Google's DatenDialog -- a privacy conference -- in Berlin some months ago,

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