Emergency shelters made from paper: Shigeru Ban at TEDxTokyo

Emergency shelters made from paper: Shigeru Ban at TEDxTokyo

Translator: Akinori Oyama Reviewer: Emma Gon Hi. I am an architect. I am the only architect in the world making buildings out of paper like this cardboard tube, and this exhibition is the first one I did using paper tubes. 1986, much, much longer before people started talking about ecological issues and environmental issues, I […]

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Kenichi Ebina: Hip-hop dance and a little magic

Kenichi Ebina: Hip-hop dance and a little magic

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Close-up card magic with a twist | Lennart Green

Close-up card magic with a twist | Lennart Green

My favorite topic is shortcuts. The master of shortcuts — it’s, of course, nature. But I will demonstrate different ways to get rid of difficulties and go to the point, to find an answer probably much quicker than Arthur did. So, first, we violate the common sense, the logic. All of you, if you hold […]

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The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen at TEDxClaremontColleges

Translator: Martin Laclaustra Reviewer: Denise RQ The art of stress free productivity is a martial art. I’ll start with a quick little story. 1990. I took an overnight sailing trip with my girlfriend at the time to Santa Cruz island, that is part of the Channel Islands, at 26 miles off the coast of Santa […]

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Magical houses, made of bamboo | Elora Hardy

Magical houses, made of bamboo | Elora Hardy

When I was nine years old, my mom asked me what I would want my house to look like, and I drew this fairy mushroom. And then she actually built it. (Laughter) I don’t think I realized this was so unusual at the time, and maybe I still haven’t, because I’m still designing houses. This […]

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What really happened to the Library of Alexandria? – Elizabeth Cox

What really happened to the Library of Alexandria? – Elizabeth Cox

2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to fulfill one of humanity’s most audacious goals: to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof. In its prime, the Library of Alexandria housed an unprecedented number of scrolls and attracted some of the Greek world’s greatest minds. But by the end of […]

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Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

We’ve got a real problem with math education right now. Basically, no one’s very happy. Those learning it think it’s disconnected, uninteresting and hard. Those trying to employ them think they don’t know enough. Governments realize that it’s a big deal for our economies, but don’t know how to fix it. And teachers are also […]

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A well educated mind vs a well formed mind: Dr. Shashi Tharoor at TEDxGateway 2013

A well educated mind vs a well formed mind: Dr. Shashi Tharoor at TEDxGateway 2013

Translator: Riaki Poništ Reviewer: Denise RQ I’m here to talk to you about Indian education, higher education in particular. But I’m actually going to start with demography. How many of you here are under 35? OK, that seems pretty representative of the country; 65% of India is under 35. How many of you are under […]

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Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Hi. My name is Cameron Russell, and for the last little while, I’ve been a model. Actually, for 10 years. And I feel like there’s an uncomfortable tension in the room right now because I should not have worn this dress. (Laughter) So luckily, I brought an outfit change. […]

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From pacifist to spy: WWII’s surprising secret agent – Shrabani Basu

From pacifist to spy: WWII’s surprising secret agent – Shrabani Basu

Noor Inayat Khan was in the midst of a desperate escape. She had been imprisoned for her activities as an Allied spy, but with the help of a screwdriver and two other prisoners, she was back under the Parisian stars. As she began to run, her thoughts leapt to the whirlwind of events that had […]

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