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Tim Harford: Trial, Error & The God Complex

July 30, 2011
Tim Harford: Trial, Error & The God Complex

Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.

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The Paradox Of Choice – A Lecture by Professor Renata Salecl

July 22, 2011
The Paradox Of Choice – A Lecture by Professor Renata Salecl

Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralyzing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us?

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Groundviews: Citizen Journalism

June 18, 2011
Groundviews: Citizen Journalism

TED 2011 Fellow Sanjana Hattotuwa describes Groundviews, a citizen journalism website that covers Sri Lankan issues that aren’t covered in mainstream media.

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Deb Roy Discusses Content Feedback Loops

June 16, 2011
Deb Roy Discusses Content Feedback Loops

Deb Roy wired up his house with video cameras to catch every moment of his son’s life, then parsed 90K hours of video to watch “gaaaa” slowly turn into “water.”

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Google Consciousness: Algorithmic Sentience

June 15, 2011
Google Consciousness: Algorithmic Sentience

What if Google’s search algorithm has achieved sentience? Social Media strategists and developers Rome Viharo and Maf Lewis reveal the likelihood that Google’s search algorithm may already be sentient, what it means, and what it represents as a metaphor for collective problem solving.

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The Data Visual Arts

June 7, 2011
The Data Visual Arts

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data, and at times vast numbers of people, and weaves them into stunning visualizations.

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The Post-PC Era

June 5, 2011
The Post-PC Era

Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps discusses the post-PC era: It’s getting closer to the concept of ubiquitous computing.

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How Roger Ebert Found His Voice Online

May 30, 2011
Roger Ebert - TED Talk

When legendary film critic Roger Ebert lost his voice, he found another on Twitter and his blog, where he writes about creativity, race, politics and culture — and as brilliantly as ever about film.

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Braille Smart Phones

May 29, 2011
Braille Smart Phones

TED2011 Fellow Sumit Dagar talks through the innovative features of his braille phone.

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Web Content Filtering

May 24, 2011
Eli Pariser Discusses Content Content Filtering

MoveOn.org’s Eli Pariser brings up some though-provoking points about the importance of serendipity & the potential dangers of personalization in this TED Talk.

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