Erik Stern and Karl Schaffer decided to take their love of dance and apply it to the classroom. Now, they promote the teaching of otherwise-complicated mathematics concepts to kids using the power of movement, as they demonstrate at TEDxManhattanBeach. (Filmed at TEDxManhattanBeach)
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At TEDxSydney, Stanford researcher Simon Jackman demonstrates some of the ways in which an increased availability of data gives us a more accurate picture of electoral trends, the political zeitgeist, and the serious implications this has on the shape of public conversation. (Filmed at…
We want the spring to come and the winter to pass. We want whoever to call or not call, a letter, a kiss- we want more and more and then more of it. But there are moments, walking, when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass, say the window of the corner video store, and I’m gripped by a cherishing so deep for my own blowing hair, chapped face, and unbuttoned coat that I’m speechless: I am living…
—Marie Howe (via hellanne)
It’s time for us to decide if we really want a free Internet. Certainly many of us do. Some of us think we do, but we don’t really understand what this entails or what the consequences might be. Then there is a rising tide of increasingly loud voices who do not believe in an unfettered, level playing field for human ideas, who are frightened by the radical extremes of people’s opinions, and who would seek to control thought itself. And some of these folks would like to fundamentally change our online lives as we know them.