What Will Schools Look Like in the Future?

What Will Schools Look Like in the Future?
From the Freethink channel: Everyone wants America’s education system to do better. Ex-Googler Max Ventilla has a radical idea for how to make it work more like a social network. Ventilla’s AltSchool is building a highly-personalized education experience that gets better and cheaper as more students use it. In a decade, AltSchool may not have…

The once and future IndieWeb

Tantek Çelik - The once and future IndieWeb
In the beginning, the Web was a simple thing. A bit of HTML, running on a server you probably had root access to, and maybe even had running under your desk. Fast forward 20 years, and most of the Web's content resides in silos, like Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. Our Web sites have become…

When ideas have sex

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.

Break Your Phone Addiction

How many times every hour do you check your phone? Five times? A dozen? More? How do all of these micro-interruptions change your day? Do they make you less productive? Effect your well-being? How might your life look if you were able to take control of the distractions? To literally silence your phone and dedicate…

How we can teach computers to make sense of our emotions

How we can teach computers to make sense of our emotions
How can we make AI that people actually want to interact with? Raphael Arar suggests we start by making art. He shares interactive projects that help AI explore complex ideas like nostalgia, intuition and conversation -- all working towards the goal of making our future technology just as much human as it is artificial.

The ethics and responsibilities of fiction

The ethics and responsibilities of fiction: Andrea Phillips at TEDxTransmedia
Andrea Phillips is an award-winning transmedia writer and author of A Creator's Guide to Transmedia Storytelling. Her work includes The Maester's Path for HBO's Game of Thrones with Campfire Media, The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour Quest with Stitch Media, America 2049 with human rights nonprofit Breakthrough, the independent commercial ARG Perplex City,…

Albert Wenger on the Decentralized Future

Albert Wenger on the Decentralized Future: What is it and how do we not screw it up?
Sent to me by Hannah Gerber on Facebook: An interesting perspective by Albert Wenger on how we can bring regulation out of the industrial age and into the digital age. We need digitally native approaches if we want to create a more decentralized future and create genuine competition amongst the tech giants. The idea of mandatory…