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Harrison Ford: Advice to Young Actors

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Harrison Ford: The only advice I have ever offered young actors is to try and figure our how to do it yourself. Never be caught with the idea that you can imitate someone else's success. As much as you might admire wh...

Why Everything Shouldn’t Happen in the Cloud

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Cloud computing shouldn't be an either/or decision. We should definitely make use of the tremendous collaborative possibilities of the Web for some tasks but utilize "the awesome local, graphical power and computing p...

Robert Thurman: Think You’ve Found Happiness? Then You Haven’t

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Robert Thurman contends that true happiness occurs when we're least aware of it.

Michio Kaku: The Dark Side of Technology

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Dr. Michio Kaku addresses this question: What is the most dangerous technology?

Zach Lieberman: Interactive Art

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Artist Zach Lieberman uses interactive media to inspire - and explore the relationship between technology, performance, and the body. His recent projects include an open-source eye-tracking system that allows disabled...

Marco Tempest: The augmented reality of techno-magic

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Using sleight-of-hand techniques and charming storytelling, illusionist Marco Tempest brings a jaunty stick figure to life onstage at TEDGlobal.

Jonah Lehrer: Creative Insights

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Author Jonah Lehrer explores the power of outsider intelligence. At PopTech 2009, the best-selling author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist, notes that, paradoxically, lacking expertise on a subject can...

How much does a video weigh? – Michael Stevens of Vsauce

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What color is a mirror? How much does a video weigh? Michael Stevens, creator of the popular educational YouTube channel Vsauce, spends his day asking quirky questions like these. In this talk he shows how asking the ...