My Favorite TED Talks
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My Favorite TED Talks
Inspiring, moving, disturbing..That's what I expect from TED. If you find an amazing talk, please, just suggest!
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Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people.

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Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

 Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison.

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JR's TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

http://www.ted.com JR, a French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face. He makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the...
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TEDxManhattanBeach - Thomas Suarez - iPhone Application Developer. . .and 6th Grader

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to create and sell his own applications..

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Jorge's comment, December 16, 2011 7:22 AM
um novo Steve Jobs...
Pintolaranja's comment, December 16, 2011 7:57 AM
Sim, por este andar vai longe :)
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Brian Greene: The universe on a string

Just heard Brian Greene this afternoon on NPR: fascinating speaker. Very clear.

 

Made me want to look further and I discovered this great TED talk he gave explaining how string theory works and could be the unifying theory Einstein was looking for. In very clear terms.

 

Fascinating.

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Hans Rosling on global population growth

TED Talks The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.

 

Hans Rosling's trademark is data visualizations that simplifiy complex data and 'tell the story,' but this time using far more common visual aids to support his assertation that only by focusing on poverty will population growth be curbed.

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Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology | Video on TED.com

Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop."

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What we learned from 5 million books | Video on TED.com

Have you played with Google Labs' NGram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries.

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Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

 Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.

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Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole

Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap.

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Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

 From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it?

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Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering

TED Talks Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School.
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Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Kevin Slavin argues that we're living in a world designed for -- and increasingly controlled by -- algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can't understand, with implications we can't control.
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Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages.

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Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

 Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one.

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TEDxTransmedia - Jeff Gomez - DAREtoCHANGE

Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, a New York-based digital production company, is a pioneer of transmedia storytelling.


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Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity

TED Talks Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride.
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TED: Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar - Pamela Meyer (2011)

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive.

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Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat

TED Talks Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic - love - and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.


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Leigh Sanger's comment, February 28, 2012 2:25 PM
My partner really connects with this TEDtalk, hmmmm...
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Sarah Kaminsky: My father the forger

Sarah Kaminsky tells the extraordinary story of her father Adolpho and his activity during World War II -- using his ingenuity and talent for forgery to save lives.
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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities | Video on TED.com

 How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.

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Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

 In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world...

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David Brooks: The social animal

Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics 

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