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Asi Burak: With Great Power comes Great Responsibility

August 17, 2011 by  
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Digital games are becoming a mature medium, an expressive art form and a tool for social change. We are barely scratching the surface. Just like books, theatre, TV or cinema, games will one day lure all tastes and players of all ages. But first we have to dismantle the notion of the ‘Gamer’. And with […]

Julian Treasure: Sound Health

August 11, 2011 by  
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In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening to other people and the world around you.

Mungo: A Lesson from the Heart

August 8, 2011 by  
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Four years ago I started writing a Children’s Book and four years on, I’ve finally finished the writing side of it. Why did it take so long? I put it down to ‘other busyness’, the kind that conspired to sidetrack me and actually, all of us, from doing those things that give us real joy […]

Thandie Newton: Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself

August 8, 2011 by  
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Actor Thandie Newton tells the story of finding her “otherness”, first, as a child growing up in two distinct cultures, and then as an actor playing with many different selves. A warm, wise talk.

Jessica Green: Are we filtering the wrong microbes?

August 7, 2011 by  
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Should we keep the outdoors out of hospitals? Ecologist Jessica Green has found that mechanical ventilation does get rid of many types of microbes, but the wrong kinds: the ones left in the hospital are much more likely to be pathogens.

Dave Haynes: Everybody’s a Musicmaker

August 5, 2011 by  
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Dave Haynes is UK manager for SoundCloud, a cloud-based music platform that allows music professionals to easily distribute, share and stream audio over the web.

Larry Lessig: Re-examining the Remix

August 5, 2011 by  
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Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the ‘ASCAP cartel in his argument for reviving our creative culture.

Rory Stewart: Time to end the War in Afghanistan

July 27, 2011 by  
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British MP Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after 9/11, talking with citizens and warlords alike. Now, a decade later, he asks: Why are Western and coalition forces still fighting there? He shares lessons from past military interventions that worked — Bosnia, for instance and shows that humility and local expertise are the keys to success.

Roger McNamee: Disruption and Engagement

July 26, 2011 by  
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Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology. He has always offset abstract thinking by deliberately teaming up with people completely unlike him. “I’m most effective,” he says, “as a foil to others.”

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