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Reads tagged with “innovation”

Highlights from TED 2010, Day One
Highlights from TED 2010, Day One

What one pound of tuna has to do with five years of chocolate milk, spider silk and a ukulele.

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The School of Continuing Education
The School of Continuing Education

Five outposts for ongoing learning, or how to master French cuisine, rock music, and sailing at your leisure.

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Brain Pickings Redux: Best of 2009
Brain Pickings Redux: Best of 2009

A year’s worth of ideas, inspiration and innovation from culture’s collective brain.

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Mobile Mobile: The Christmas Tree Retought
Mobile Mobile: The Christmas Tree Retought

Dusty phones, giant chandeliers, and a post-modern Christmas tree that tweets.

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Top 10 Contemporary Cross-Disciplinary Conferences
Top 10 Contemporary Cross-Disciplinary Conferences

Ideas in real life, or how to increase the statistical probability of finding a clown, Malcolm Gladwell, and a rocket scientist in the same room.

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10 More Great Cross-Disciplinary Conferences
10 More Great Cross-Disciplinary Conferences

More ways to get stimulated in public, or how to fit a wealth of innovation into a plenary session.

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FaceSense: Mind-reading from MIT
FaceSense: Mind-reading from MIT

70’s-style mind-reading for the digital age, or why we all say one thing and mean another.

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Music Meets Philosophy: The Happiness Project
Music Meets Philosophy: The Happiness Project

Neighborly wisdom, music innovation, and the extraordinariness of ordinary human speech.

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The Interpretation
The Interpretation

Combining microbiology, minimalist music, and motion graphics, or how you can own original art for less than the price of a movie ticket.

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Super-Smart Learning
Super-Smart Learning

Why playing Oregon Trail is like learning basic Japanese, or how to beat the Ebbinghaus Curve.

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