Ted Talks I’ve listened to

The Arts:
JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure: http:
Amanda Palmer: The art of asking:
 free music at first and ask for money later works.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
 sperspective after success

Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship
 local communites solving their own problems
Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration
 culture perceptions of fairness, prisonor’s delima, open source code

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud:
 education by computer, kids will teach themselves.
Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover:
 New ways to teach math and other objects
Liz Coleman’s call to reinvent liberal arts education:
 Can be used to alter public action ie: distribution of wealth. President Obama can’t do it alone.
Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school
 Her journey to get an education
Dave Eggers: 4 talks that are spot-on
 Five dangerous things you should permit kis to do.
Negroponte takes OLPC to Colombia
 Most valueable resource for a country: children
Brewster Kahle builds a free digital library
 copying books, audio files, video and web pages of the world to share
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
 If you’re not prepared to be wrong you can come up with new concepts.

Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport
 mobile technology for care anywhere and care customization with smart care.
Rose George: Let’s talk crap. Seriously.
 How is poop handled throughout the world

Jacqueline Novogratz invests in Africa’s own solutions
Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story
 true stories of other countries can break misconceived sterotypes.
Zahra’ Langhi: Why Libya’s revolution didn’t work — and what might
 what works or might not work for revolution, coorporation and mercy
Anil Gupta: India’s hidden hotbeds of invention
 Solutions by poor people.
Tim Jackson: An economic reality check
 Carbon usage of the world, contributing to the prosperity of the world
Bjorn Lomborg: Global priorities bigger than climate change
 Priority fixes of what will provide the best results first, malitrition and deases.

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
 return voting to the people


Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change:
 romaing animals can restore grasslands
Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using … plaque
 studies plaque of teeth to study past.
Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?
 Using gene swapping to restore defunk species.
The future of medicine (8 talks)
 Advancement of medicane, 3 d printers, bio engineer organs
 affordable home tests for parckinsons deisese for early detection
Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B
 Vulnerabiites of the internet (gas stations and airports use the internet)
Steven Johnson on the Web as a city
 who builds the neighborhood?
Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials
 gain a deeper understanding of materials our modern world is made of, openmaterials.com
Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future
 uses of silk in medical, technological fields.
Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?
 using husks to make biodegradable packaging etc.
Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic
Mark Shaw: One very dry demo
 water proofing product technology. 
Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water
 invention of soap in a packet
The quest to end poverty (8 talks)
Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic
 Social justic used to influence how we act, respect all species
Ernest Madu on world-class health care
 How to be wise in health care finances, fix your own problems

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