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Exploration of The Zeitgeist as embodied in Humans
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A free and open world depends on a free and open web. | Google

A free and open world depends on a free and open web. | Google | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.
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Futurist Thomas Frey: Walking backwards into the future

Futurist Thomas Frey shares some of his predictions for what may lie ahead for humankind.
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Great Big Ideas Lectures - Floating University

Great Big Ideas Lectures - Floating University | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Great Big Ideas Lectures

The Floating University's first course, Great Big Ideas, is composed of 12 professionally produced video lectures ranging from 40-60 minutes in length. Below is a listing of every subject covered by Great Big Ideas, presented in the order suggested by the syllabus. You can take in the material in the same progression as students at Harvard, Yale, and Bard, or skip around to best suit your interests. Click on a lecture title to jump to the full video, accompanied by supplementary materials prepared by experts to get the most out of every lecture.

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BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Alternative Economic Cultures

BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Alternative Economic Cultures | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Paul Mason interviews renowned sociologist Prof Manuel Castells about the rise of alternative economic cultures since the financial crisis. Recorded in front of an audience at the London School of Economics on Monday 8th October.

The financial crisis which has unfolded since 2008 marks more than an economic downturn, according to Prof Castells. The problems which caused the crisis are so deep rooted that they have provoked a profound reassessment of our economic beliefs and institutions. They have also given rise to social movements such as Occupy and alternative economic cultures opposed to financial capitalism. These ideas are explored in "Aftermath: The Cultures of the Economic Crisis", a book edited by Prof Castells.

Manuel Castells is Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in Barcelona. He is also University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Paul Mason is the Economics Editor of BBC 2's Newsnight programme. His books include Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed; and Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions.

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3D Printing: now printing food too

3D printing is an innovative manufacturing process whereby an object is built up, layer by layer, from a 3D computer design, using for example, printing tech...
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What if? Thriving Beyond Economic Growth

Donnie Maclurcan from the Post Growth Institute (http://postgrowth.org) outlines a macroeconomic framework based on not-for-profit enterprise at the Environmental Professionals Forum (Oct 2012) hosted by Net Balance.

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Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When he realized his wife had to choose between buying family meals and buying her monthly "supplies," Arunachalam Muruganantham vowed to help her solve the problem of the sanitary pad.
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Marshall McLuhan: The World is a Global Village

Marshall McLuhan: The World is a Global Village | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

The emergence of “new media” and “social media” — it has all looked fairly revolutionary, the beginning of something entirely new. But, when you step back and consider it, these innovations mark perhaps just an acceleration of a trend that began long ago — one that Marshall McLuhan, the famed communication theorist, first outlined in the 1960s. The vintage clip above gives you a feel for this, and McLuhan himself appears at around the 2:45 minute mark. As you watch this video, you start to realize how prescient McLuhan was, and how social media is almost the logical fulfillment of the trend he saw emerging. We’ve added this piece to our big collection of 275 Cultural Icons, which features great writers, artists and thinkers speaking in their own words.

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Organized Wonder | Curated documentaries, interviews, short films, and other top videos from around the web.

Organized Wonder is a way to share and discover the best talks, documentaries, interviews, short films and various other videos scattered across the web. Follow people you admire and share your wonders with others.
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Keynote - Edgar Morin - Complex thinking for a complex world

Our world is at crisis. Global challenges abound. However, they have a "dark" and a "bright" side. The dark side is the imminent danger of the breakdown of interdependent societies with the perspective of extermination of civilised human life. The bright side marks a possible entrance to a new stage of evolution of humanity, to the self-organisation of a humane world society. Cybernetics, systems research, the sciences of complexity -- all of them have the potential to endow the subjects of history with guidance and a means for mastering the current transformation.

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Austrian Programmers Build Free Bridge to Internet

A group of computer programmers and hackers in Austria is creating a low-cost way of spreading Internet access across communities. "FunkFeuer" which means "n...
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How the German Pirate Party's Liquid Democracy Has Democratized Internal Party Politics

How the German Pirate Party's Liquid Democracy Has Democratized Internal Party Politics | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it


Blogger Jon Worth talks to visionOntv about Liquid Democracy and the German Pirate Party, and how UK political parties can learn from them.

 

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Review of Chris Anderson's Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Review of Chris Anderson's Makers: The New Industrial Revolution | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
These days, when our slow recovery from recession seems like a full-employment program for pessimistic pundits, it's great to have a new book from Chris Anderson, an indefatigable cheerleader for the unlimited potential of the digital economy.
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Growing Together is an innovative urban farm based across multiple sites in West London.

Cultivate London is an innovative urban farm based across multiple sites in West London. We produce a range of premium quality herbs and vegetables as well as potted plants for your home and garden.

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Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge

Collective Intelligence | Conversation | Edge | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

THOMAS W. MALONE is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He was also the founding director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century".

Pretty much everything I'm doing now falls under the broad umbrella that I'd call collective intelligence. What does collective intelligence mean? It's important to realize that intelligence is not just something that happens inside individual brains. It also arises with groups of individuals. In fact, I'd define collective intelligence as groups of individuals acting collectively in ways that seem intelligent. By that definition, of course, collective intelligence has been around for a very long time. Families, companies, countries, and armies: those are all examples of groups of people working together in ways that at least sometimes seem intelligent.

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Eyeo2012 - Manuel Lima on orgenised complexity and network visualization

Network visualization has experienced a meteoric rise in the last decade, bringing together people from various fields and capturing the interest of individuals…...
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Imaging Conflict Resolution | Conversation | Edge

Imaging Conflict Resolution | Conversation | Edge | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

One of the questions I'm asking myself from my work is the question I've always been asking myself: how is it going to be useful? I have an idea for how the kind of work I do could be useful, but I'm not at all sure this is possible, or possible in my lifetime. The idea has a big version and a little version. The big version has to do with self-knowledge and understanding ourselves. The big idea is that neuroscience is a kind of self-knowledge. It's a way of understanding our minds and our behaviors. If we get it right, if we really come to understand our brains, we will understand ourselves, we will be better at predicting our behaviors in contexts and in ways that really matter. In trying to run a society, you need to know how the elements of it would work, just as much as to run a machine you need to know how the physical elements work.

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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.

The recording industry concluded this new audio format would be no threat, because quality mattered most. Who would listen to an MP3 when they could buy a better-sounding CD at the record store? Then Napster launched, and quickly became the fastest-growing piece of software in history. The industry sued Napster and won, and it collapsed even more suddenly than it had arisen.

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WIKISPEED - WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin [PRESS RELEASE]

WIKISPEED - WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin [PRESS RELEASE] | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

For the first time in history, it is now possible to purchase a car manufactured by a distributed, collaborative corporation using currency issued by no bank. We see this as a landmark in the maturation of the web: a step forward in the convergence of activities driven by networking logics in all fields of human life. This convergence of network culture, network manufacturing and network economics holds the promise to fundamentally change the world, bringing back power to the people. A world where an open source car can be purchased with open source money is already a new world with new and exciting potential.

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Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city | Video on TED.com

TED Talks How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leaders - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it

There’s all kinds of hidden value in our systems which you can’t even understand until you open them up to see what people do with them,” Mr. Shirky said. “The thing that drives me craziest in conversations with large institutions about large data sets is they want to know in advance what will happen. Why should we open up our data? To which the answer is, you open up your data to see where the value is. It’s the value you can’t even predict until you try it that you get back.”

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The most important education technology in 200 years | KurzweilAI

The most important education technology in 200 years | KurzweilAI | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
Four of the 19 Coursera courses on AI and robotics (credit: Coursera) Education is about to change dramatically, says Anant Agarwal, who heads edX, a $60...
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The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality

The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality | Embodied Zeitgeist | Scoop.it
The new Google FieldTrip app probes the question: What digital information do you want to see overlaid on the physical world?
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John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you.

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