TED Podcast: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full (2012)

TED podcast asks if we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding an independent writer & advisor on sustainability suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.

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TED Podcast: Erik Johansson: Impossible photography – Erik Johannson (2011)

Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes — capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible.

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TED: Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing (2011)

We’ve been fascinated by the rise in popularity of 3D printing, almost to the point of purchasing our own Makerbot. 2012 the year that 3-d printing becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this amazing way of making things — including intricate objects once impossible to create.

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TED: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) – Clay Shirky (2012)

We all noticed the Wikipedia blackout on Wednesday, right?  This TED podcast asks what a bill like PIPA / SOPA means to our shareable world? Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume. Read More…

TED: Jane Fonda: Life’s third act – Jane Fonda (2011)

Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy — and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives.

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TED 2011 – Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self.

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