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JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure | Video on TED.com

At her Harvard commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned."...
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When you need some inspiration, or are just having a hard time...

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Flashmob Carmina Burana

SolistInnen, Chor, Orchester der Volksoper Wien boten im April Fahrgästen und Passanten eine besondere Performance. Die KünstlerInnen lösten sich aus der Men...
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A flash mob in the Vienna WestBanhof, with singers and dancers: Carmina Burana. I love to see the peoples' reactions when they realize they've been caught up in a moment of shared beauty.

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Medieval helpdesk with English subtitles

Helpdesk support back in the day of the middle age with English subtitles. Original taken from the show "Øystein og jeg" on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)in 20...
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The first Help Desk. And the first video I ever thought I wanted to keep track of. And now I can. Without using my memory.

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THIS IS WATER - By David Foster Wallace

In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn't…
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This video was pulled down by th David Foster Wallace Foundation as an infringement. Totally within their right, but such a loss. I'm keeping this in my list as a reminder of something worth watching (and looking for).

 

First, this is an amazing speech about the way we live now. The way we really live--and forget that we're living. Second, this is the first time I've seen anyone use a commencement speech as the script for a video, although there may be more such from The Glossary.

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Xtranormal: I am Going to Be a College Professor

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If ever I feel nostalgic about academia, I can just watch this.

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Flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station. Copenhagen Phil playing Ravel's Bolero.

As one of the first professional symphony orchestras ever Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2n...
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This is called a flash mob, although I like to think of it as guerrilla beauty. There are a lot of videos out there that cover flash mobs; I happen to like this piece of music a lot, Ravel's Bolero.

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Dansons la capucine

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I don't think any video that doesn't have family members in it has given me as much pleasure as this one.

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