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How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Shaped the American Ideal

Philosophy, entrepreneurship, and what classic spiritual movements have to do with modern geeks.

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The Interface is the Message: Aaron Koblin on Visual Storytelling at TED
The Interface is the Message: Aaron Koblin on Visual Storytelling at TED

What 10,000 sheep have to do with Johnny Cash, Marshall McLuhan and the evolution of storytelling.

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Cement Eclipses: Tiny Street Art Sculptures by Isaac Cordal
Cement Eclipses: Tiny Street Art Sculptures by Isaac Cordal

What tiny people have to do with the sleepwalking hypnotism of urban routine.

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<em>My Visual Diary</em>: A Month-in-the-Life in Stop-Motion
My Visual Diary: A Month-in-the-Life in Stop-Motion

What people-watching and the love of cereal have to do with fostering visual literacy.

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Little Bets: A New Theory of Creativity and Innovation
Little Bets: A New Theory of Creativity and Innovation

What Chris Rock has to do with Steve Jobs, Stanford and the secret of cross-disciplinary creativity.

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Egypt in the Early 1900s: Rare Vintage Lantern Slides
Egypt in the Early 1900s: Rare Vintage Lantern Slides

What sunset on the Nile has to do with landmark innovation in photographic imaging.

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