Scientific studies: last week tonight

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Published on: May 9, 2016

Learn to see like an artist

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Published on: March 25, 2013

Via www.teachingtosee.org

 

 

Is Society Becoming Over-Medicalized? (Ivan Oransky)

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Published on: July 16, 2012

An interesting talk @TEDMED 2012 by Ivan Oransky.

Also, interesting interview in medgadget: [Interview Transcript here]

 

PressPausePlay: great documentary on digital revolution and creative industries

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Published on: January 24, 2012

Joel Meyerowitz: A documentary about Street Photography, 1981

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Published on: November 28, 2011

[TED] Is there is a mathematical law governing cities, corporations? by Geoffrey West

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Published on: August 1, 2011

Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city’s population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 17:33.)

 

 

Also, check out the Q&A related to this here: [Q&A with G. West]

A while ago this topic was covered at more length at Edge.org. Check out their coverage here: [Coverage @edge.org]

[TED] Origins of pleasure, by Paul Bloom

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Published on: August 1, 2011

Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists — that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 16:17.)

 

 

Also,check out his Q&A related to this topic here: [Q&A with Paul Bloom]

 

Solitude and Leadership, by William Deresiewicz

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Published on: June 15, 2011

An interesting lecture given by William Deresiewicz to graduating students..

 

here is a short excerpt from the beginning of the talk:

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What can solitude have to do with leadership? Solitude means being alone, and leadership necessitates the presence of others—the people you’re leading. When we think about leadership in American history we are likely to think of Washington, at the head of an army, or Lincoln, at the head of a nation, or King, at the head of a movement—people with multitudes behind them, looking to them for direction. And when we think of solitude, we are apt to think of Thoreau, a man alone in the woods, keeping a journal and communing with nature in silence.

Leadership is what you are here to learn—the qualities of character and mind that will make you fit to command a platoon, and beyond that, perhaps, a company, a battalion, or, if you leave the military, a corporation, a foundation, a department of government. Solitude is what you have the least of here, especially as plebes. You don’t even have privacy, the opportunity simply to be physically alone, never mind solitude, the ability to be alone with your thoughts. And yet I submit to you that solitude is one of the most important necessities of true leadership. This lecture will be an attempt to explain why.

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More of this here: [The Link]

More articles from authors webpage: [William Deresiewicz]

 

 

[TED talk] Paul Root Wolpe: It’s time to question bio-engineering

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Published on: March 25, 2011

A very interesting/stimulating TED talk about our current developments in bio-engineering… How far do we want to go? Time to reflect ourselves as to what we want to do from these technologies.

What is Reality? [bbc horizon]

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Published on: February 1, 2011

A great video/show from BBC horizon series about what is reality? ….

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