Posts tagged ‘TED’

September 6, 2011

Pay Attention to Nonviolence

by Vince

Julia Bacha spoke on an important topic at TED:

In 2003, the Palestinian village of Budrus mounted a 10-month-long nonviolent protest to stop a barrier being built across their olive groves. Did you hear about it? Didn’t think so. Brazilian filmmaker Julia Bacha asks why we only pay attention to violence in the Israel-Palestine conflict — and not to the nonviolent leaders who may one day bring peace.

May 16, 2011

Algorithms Shaping Out Internet Experiences

by Vince

This is a pretty interesting video:

The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser gives an illuminating TED talk on the dangers of online personalization algorithms that limit our worldview by attempting to predict our interests.

September 21, 2010

187 Non-Edible Ways to Use Pig Parts

by Vince
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September 4, 2010

Very Old Things on Earth

by Vince

Rachel Sussman shows photographs of the world’s oldest continuously living organisms — from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago’s coast to an “underground forest” in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture.