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TEDxSMU Tuesday 6.14.11

Are You More Than the Sum of Your Parts? Sebastian Seung, PhD  Professor of Computational Neuroscience Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Emergence In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 6.7.11

Burt Rutan Burt Rutan is widely regarded as one of the world’s most important industrial designers, and his prolific contributions to air- and spacecraft design have driven the industry forward for decades. His two companies, Rutan Aircraft Factory and Scaled Composites, have developed and flight-tested more new types of aircraft than the rest of the [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 5.31.11

Eli Pariser The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You What the Ultra-Personalized Internet Is Hiding from You, Good, May 20, 2011 “Most of us assume that when we google a term, we all see the same results—the ones that the company’s famous PageRank algorithm suggests are the most authoritative based on other [...]

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TEDxKids raise money for international peers

TEDxKids attendees took their service learning projects international this year. In exchange for attending TEDxKids @SMU free of charge, students are required to complete a service learning project. Two of this year’s groups designed projects that will impact thousands of other kids around the world. Communities in Schools’ GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) participated [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 5.3.11

Ai Weiwei Michael Bloomberg Speaks Out For Detained Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei, Unafraid Of Business Repercussions, The Huffington Post, May 4, 2011 “Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared with a dozen prominent cultural figures in front of New York City’s Plaza Hotel Wednesday to open a piece of public art by Ai Weiwei, who was detained last [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 4.29.11

Amory Lovins at TEDxSMU 2009 from tedxsmu on Vimeo. Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame, TED 2005 In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy. Winning the Oil Endgame, by Amory Lovins Enough about the oil [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 4.19.11

  Mark Bittman Website Mark Bittman in the New York Times Food in the News GOP budget proposes $30B in cuts to farm subsidies, April 11, 2011, USA Today “The Republican head of the House Budget Committee has proposed cutting agriculture subsidies by $30 billion over 10 years as part of a broad effort to [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 4.12.11

Seth Godin Poke the Box, by Seth Godin, 2011 Our economy is not static, but we act as if it is. Your position in the world is defined by what you instigate, how you provoke, and what you learn from the events you cause. In a world filled with change, that’s what matters — your [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 4.5.11

Gaming Welcome to the Decade of Games, Seth Priebatsch, Harvard Business Review, September 10, 2010 “…When you hear games, you probably immediately think about things like World of WarCraft, the Nintendo Wii and Farmville. And while those are huge (and will get even bigger) I’m talking about the underlying game dynamics that are the core [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.29.11

Books by John Wooden The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century On and Off the Court, by John Wooden, Steve Jamison, 2010 The Wisdom of Wooden is John Wooden’s final book, completed just weeks before his passing in June 2010. In it he shares his most treasured memories and never-before-seen photographs as he looks back on [...]

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