Starting with four basic questions (that you may be surprised to find you can’t answer), Jonathan Drori looks at the gaps in our knowledge — and specifically, what we don’t about science that we might think we do.
Like your uncle at a family party, the rumpled Swedish doctor Lennart Green says, “Pick a card, any card.” But what he does with those cards is pure magic — flabbergasting, lightning-fast, how-does-he-do-it? magic.
Card tricks, always a nice visual illusion!
Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami — using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.
The presentation starts out with the basics of orgami to the point where it can be used for business practices like aerospace, surgery, etc…
Check out the following TED presentation on “Institutions versus Collaboration“. It’s a very insightful presentation about the difference between institutions and collaboration. You might actually say that you can identify the closed versus open source movement in there. Institutions want to capture the most performance driven resources, and collaboration focuses on capturing the broadest spectrum of available resources.
In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
I love the TED talks; they cover a lot of insightful ideas on the world. As I’ve got myself a MythTV setup, I was looking around a system where I could view them (online or cached) on MythTV setup. So if you’re interested in getting all the TED talk on your media system (MythTV, iPod?,…), then check out the following article on ossguy.com!