The Surprising Habits Of Original Thinkers

shockwebpic_habitsoforiginalthinkersHow do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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Be An Artist, Right now!…Just Do It

Some inspiring advice for the creator in all of us! Filmed at TEDxSeoul, Korean writer Young-ha Kim makes a case for how our society is filled with ‘oppressors of art’ who are responsible for the artistic impulses inside of us being suppressed, killed off at some point while we are growing up, but how this artistic side in us is not gone.

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Clay Shirky: How The Internet Will Transform Government

What happens when a new medium like the internet suddenly puts a lot of new ideas into circulation? According to Clay Shirky, it usually means more arguing and if you’ve been to most sites recently and looked at the comments section it’s easy to see a whole lot of it taking place.

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Flying Robot Band Performs The James Bond Theme

Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science GRASP Lab [General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception] has designed these Robot Quadrotors to play the James Bond theme. Check out this video of them in action which just premiered at the TED2012 Conference in Long Beach, California which was presented by Deputy Dean for Education and GRASP lab member Vijay Kumar.

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Why SOPA Is A Bad Idea: A Must See Explanation By Clay Shirky

This short 14 minute video will paint a picture for you of how SOPA & PIPA will break the internet, business, sharing and innovation. Share it with your friends – the threat continues…don’t sleep!

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David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

Expand your mind with this great video from TED where David Byrne explores some ideas on the development of modern music. The big question is…where do we go from here? Do we break out of the box? Let’s hope so…

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Online Filter Bubbles: Your Search Results Are Being Determined For You

Algorithms are increasingly editing the information we receive on the web. Did you know that two people entering the same keywords for a search in google will get different results? In this TED video Eli Pariser explains.

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Virtual Choir Combines Over 2000 Voices From Around The Globe Into A Performance

In September 2010, modern composer and conductor Eric Whitacre invited fans to record their individual performances of his piece and upload them to YouTube.

Almost two years later Eric has finished editing and mixing all the performance submissions into a piece which is now the world’s largest online choir. Virtual Choir 2.0 Features 2052 vocal performances from 58 countries.

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This Might Be The Sound The Universe Makes

Most of what we understand about the physical universe comes from light and vision but we are learning new information that leads scientists to believe that the universe isn’t silent. Although we haven’t had the technology yet to hear the actual sounds of space, scientists project that we’ll be able to hear actual audio from the universe within the next few years.

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