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The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before | Will Potter

Father Daniel Berrigan once said that “writing about prisoners is a little like writing about the dead.” I think what he meant is that we treat prisoners as ghosts. They’re unseen and unheard. It’s easy to simply ignore them and it’s even easier when the government goes to great lengths to keep them hidden. As […]

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Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by … you | Marc Kushner

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Krystian Aparta Today I’m going to speak to you about the last 30 years of architectural history. That’s a lot to pack into 18 minutes. It’s a complex topic, so we’re just going to dive right in at a complex place: New Jersey. Because 30 years ago, I’m from Jersey, and […]

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Let’s design social media that drives real change | Wael Ghonim

I once said, “If you want to liberate a society, all you need is the Internet.” I was wrong. I said those words back in 2011, when a Facebook page I anonymously created helped spark the Egyptian revolution. The Arab Spring revealed social media’s greatest potential, but it also exposed its greatest shortcomings. The same […]

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How social networks drive creativity: Katherine Giuffre at TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Dao Co So let’s talk about creativity. Usually when we think about creativity, we think of an individual attribute; something that some people are just born with more of than others. Sort of like IQ. But we know from numerous sociological and psychological studies that IQ itself, is in fact highly […]

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Living with ADHD in the age of information and social media | Theo Siggelakis | TEDxQuinnipiacU

Translator: Hiroko Kawano Reviewer: Peter van de Ven As recently as last week, I’ve been told in class to stop tapping my foot. I’ve been told to think before I speak, to not call out, color in the lines, stop leaving my seat. Life in the public education system as a child with ADHD was […]

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