Archive for Ideas

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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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.22.11

What Good are Mosquitoes? About.com There isn’t much love lost between people and mosquitoes. At the very least, these bloodthirsty insects are major annoyances, biting us with a persistence that can be maddening. If insects can be credited with evil intent, mosquitoes seem determined to wipe the human race out. As carriers of deadly diseases, [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.8.11

Media and the Middle East Report: Egypt Shut Down Net With Big Switch, Not Phone Calls, Wired, February 10, 2011 The Egyptian government shut down most of its country’s internet not by phoning ISPs one at a time, but by simply throwing a switch in a crucial data center in Cairo. Middle East Uprising: Facebook’s [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 3.1.2011

Big Dog Robot- Boston Dynamics Disgraced Korean Cloning Scientist Indicted, The New York Times, May 12, 2006 “…Dr. Hwang was hailed as a global stem cell pioneer and treated as a national hero until investigations late last year showed that he had fabricated key data in two papers published in the journal Science. He was [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 2.22.11

Then and Now: The Industrial Model of Education, TechTicker, April 24, 2009 “…the fact the same classroom dynamic remains largely intact to this day is a travesty for learning and is a clear indication of how firmly rooted the industrial model has become in education.” Report Urges Changes in Teaching Math, New York Times, March [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 2.15.11

What Technology Wants, Kevin Kelly, 2010  “Verbalizing visceral feelings about technology, whether attraction or repulsion, Kelly explores the ‘technium,’ his term for the globalized, interconnected stage of technological development. Arguing that the processes creating the technium are akin to those of biological evolution, Kelly devotes the opening sections of his exposition to that analogy, maintaining [...]

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