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Rebecca MacKinnon: Let’s take back the Internet!

Rebecca MacKinnon: Let’s take back the Internet!

So I begin with an advertisement inspired by George Orwell that Apple ran in 1984. (Video) Big Brother: We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will fight them with their own confusion. We shall prevail. Narrator: On January 24th, Apple Computer will …

The lost art of letter writing | Elspeth Penny | TEDxSWPS

The lost art of letter writing | Elspeth Penny | TEDxSWPS

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven When did you last receive a proper handwritten letter? What would you feel like if one came through the post this morning? What would it mean to you? Well, according to Royal Mail, letter volumes have decreased by a third in the last decade and went down …

6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

I love a challenge, and saving the Earth is probably a good one. We all know the Earth is in trouble. We have now entered in the 6X, the sixth major extinction on this planet. I often wondered, if there was a United Organization of Organisms — otherwise known as “Uh-Oh” — (Laughter) — and …

5 ways to listen better | Julian Treasure

5 ways to listen better | Julian Treasure

We are losing our listening. We spend roughly 60 percent of our communication time listening, but we’re not very good at it. We retain just 25 percent of what we hear. Now — not you, not this talk, but that is generally true. (Laughter) Let’s define listening as making meaning from sound. It’s a mental …

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep | Jeff Iliff

One more reason to get a good night’s sleep | Jeff Iliff

Sleep. It’s something we spend about a third of our lives doing, but do any of us really understand what it’s all about? Two thousand years ago, Galen, one of the most prominent medical researchers of the ancient world, proposed that while we’re awake, our brain’s motive force, its juice, would flow out to all …