Video: Kate Bush – Cloudbusting

Based on a true story set in Maine. Wilhelm Reich 24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian doctor of medicine and a psychoanalyst, along with being a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud. It was shortly after he arrived in New York in 1939 that Reich first said he had discovered a biological…

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Video: What Will Replace Religion

Imagine, if you will, a humanist church that met at night under the open sky, discussing the true nature of the planets and stars, and the incomprehensible vastness and majesty of the cosmos of which we are but a very small part. Imagine a humanist church that spent its Sundays not shut up in a…

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Video: We’ll grow up to blow you away

  From TED on YouTube The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather better adults than you have been, which may be a little challenging considering your guys credentials. But the way progress happens is because new generations and new eras grow and develop and become better than the…

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Video: Africa From The Sky

Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to visit Cameroon, you’ve probably never seen it like this before. William Thielicke, a Ph.D. student in biomimetics, built an MM6 Hexacopter (yes, that has six rotors) and attached a video camera to it, and the results are absolutely stunning. Fly down Cameroon’s coast and up its rivers, above…

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Video: Let Kids Rule the School

I recently followed a group of eight public high school students, aged 15 to 17, in western Massachusetts as they designed and ran their own school within a school. They represented the usual range: two were close to dropping out before they started the project, while others were honors students. They named their school the…

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Video: The Koh Panyee Football Club: A True Story

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In 1986, in a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil, the kids loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn’t let that stop them. This film is based on a true story about a little island in the south of…

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Video: Is my essence just a delusion?

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By Niraj Chag There was a season when my steps were unwavering Within me was this ocean That would repair and cure me of all my pains But at the passing of time I am no longer certain of my hearts integrity The days of my youth Now only an abstract memory Is my essence…

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Video: Sugata Mitra – The child-driven education

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From TED Talks Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize…

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Video: An Idea is a Curious Thing…

An idea is a curious thing. It can be hard to find, and then suddenly appear. It can be simple or complex, big or small. An idea can come from anywhere, and go anywhere. And once you have an idea, the real fun begins. By 90˚W. Video and Bad Dog Pictures. Original composition by Mark…

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Video: “See, I change the world. Make the change.”

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Beautifully inspirational viral video for Li Ning/China. Analysis from Rand Han of Little Red Book: I’ve been seeing this trend recently, first introduced in Olympics advertising, then obvious in Vancl’s latest campaign, and now in Li Ning: protagonists that focus not on conformity, but on discovery; a beautifully refreshing attitude of going against the grain of…

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Video: Thought of You

“Thought of You” video from YouTube From Open Culture Ryan Woodward has worked on the art direction of many big name Hollywood films – Ironman 2, Spiderman 2 & 3, The Iron Giant, the list goes on. But he had an idea for a short animated film, a love story expressed through dance, and it…

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Video: The Banker – Robin Hood Tax

Excerpts from YouTube Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world. Add your own voice to the campaign

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Video: Derek Sivers – How to Start a Movement

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) “Leadership is overglorified…. It was really the first follower that transformed the lone nut into a leader. So, as we’re all told that we should be leaders, that would be really ineffective. If you really care about…

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Video: James Martin on the challenges of the 21st century

“At the start of the 21st century, humankind finds itself on a non-sustainable course – a course that, unless it is changed, will lead to catastrophes of awesome consequences. At the same time, we are unlocking formidable new capabilities that could lead to much more exciting lives and glorious civilizations. “This could be humanity’s last…

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Video: Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

From YouTube and Song Meanings: There is a house built out of stone / Wooden floors, walls and window sills / Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust This is a place where I don’t feel alone / This is a place where I feel at home Video embedded from YouTube Lyrics (excerpts)…

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Video: Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web

20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together. Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web (TED.com)

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