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William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

The great texts of the ancient world don’t survive to us in their original form. They survive because medieval scribes copied them and copied them and copied them. And so it is with Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician. Everything we know about Archimedes as a mathematician we know about because of just three books, and …

A 30-year history of the future | Nicholas Negroponte

A 30-year history of the future | Nicholas Negroponte

(Video) Nicholas Negroponte: Can we switch to the video disc, which is in play mode? I’m really interested in how you put people and computers together. We will be using the TV screens or their equivalents for electronic books of the future. (Music, crosstalk) Very interested in touch-sensitive displays, high-tech, high-touch, not having to pick …

Hip-Hop & Shakespeare? Akala at TEDxAldeburgh

Hip-Hop & Shakespeare? Akala at TEDxAldeburgh

Translator: Judith Matz Reviewer: Sebastian Betti Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. If I could request the resetting of the clock, it’s on at four minutes at the moment, I presume from the one before… Fantastic! Okay! So, my name is Akala, I’m from the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. And before we get into the philosophy …

How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden

How we take back the internet | Edward Snowden

Chris Anderson: The rights of citizens, the future of the Internet. So I would like to welcome to the TED stage the man behind those revelations, Ed Snowden. (Applause) Ed is in a remote location somewhere in Russia controlling this bot from his laptop, so he can see what the bot can see. Ed, welcome …

Don’t Stay in School

Don’t Stay in School

I wasn’t taught how to get a job, but I can remember dissecting a frog. I wasn’t taught how to pay tax, but I know loads about Shakespeare’s classics! I was never taught how to vote they devoted that time to defining isotopes. I wasn’t taught how to look after my health but mitochondria is …

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

TED is 30. The world wide web is celebrating this month its 25th anniversary. So I’ve got a question for you. Let’s talk about the journey, mainly about the future. Let’s talk about the state. Let’s talk about what sort of a web we want. So 25 years ago, then, I was working at CERN. …