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Bjarne Stroustrup: Why I Created C++

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In the late 1970s, Stroustrup applied the idea of "classes" to the C programming language to create a new language that allows for high level abstraction—but is efficient and close to the hardware.

Vi Hart at Gel 2011

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Mathematical constraints can help create beautiful music. Two minutes in you'll hear Vi Hart's "self referential string quartet" in which each instrument plays its own name - using the binary representation of the ASC...

Michio Kaku: Genetics: The Key to Immortality?

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Within 10 years, everyone will have a digital copy of their genome for just $1000, and by comparing millions of these codes, we may find the cure for aging and many other diseases.

Abandon Earth—Or Face Extinction

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Stephen Hawking says all we have to do is survive another two hundred years and the human race will be saved, because by that point human settlements in space will already be well-established.

Alma Whitten on ‘Lessons from Googles Approach to Internet Security, Privacy and Encryption’

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Policy makers across the digital spectrum are increasingly beginning to discuss the concept of privacy by design. Privacy by design seeks to address the pertinent question of whether privacy represents an impediment t...

Gideon Obarzanek’s Digital Moves

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Hailed by The Australian as the country’s best modern dance company, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move dazzles audiences with its use of site-specific installations and interactive sound and light technolog...

The Power of Networks: Knowledge in an age of infinite interconnectedness

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Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world.

Bill Gates: Mosquitos, Malaria and Education

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Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them.

YouTube, Blogs, Texting, the Web: How Are New Media Changing Politics?

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How have New Media influenced elections and political governance, and shaped the language of civic engagement? Hear this panel sponsored by the Goldman School's Class of '68 Center on Civility & Democratic Engagem...

Nick Bilton: Smart Content

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Nick Bilton, Lead Technology Reporter for The New York Times “Bits” blog, says that digital media has resulted in a "new form of storytelling." Bilton, who is also a designer and user interface specialist, is co-found...

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