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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 …