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A new civic gathering, awarding disobedience, and the case for resettlement

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights.

A new civic gathering. To cope with political anxiety after the 2016 elections, Eric Liu has started a gathering called… 728 more words

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How To Become A Disobedient Organisation

Imagine being given $250,000 for deliberately breaking the rules. No strings attached.

That’s exactly what MIT are doing.

Recognising that societies and institutions lean toward order and away from chaos… 579 more words


Why we shouldn't underestimate the power of diversity

The best way to prepare for a future of unknown complexity? Build on the strength of our differences, explain MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and writer Jeff Howe. 1,677 more words


Passive to Active

In their book Whiplash, Joi Ito and Jeff Howe write about Christopher Knight, one of the forerunners of what is now known as synthetic biology. There is a portion where Knight discusses the differences between biologists and engineers that could lead somewhere: 303 more words

An exercise-powered boat on the Seine, a young eagle hunter, and a test of global education

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights.

Bike on the Seine … literally. Carlo Ratti Associati unveiled a concept for the… 732 more words

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joi ito and barack obama in conversation with wired

Joi Ito, MIT Media Lab director, joined President Barack Obama in a far-reaching conversation about the role of technology led by Wired editor, Scott Dadich. 709 more words

How to fix our relationship with electronics?

Twice a year the Shuttleworth Foundation have the opportunity to award new fellowships to exceptional individuals from a pool of brave applicants who are unafraid to re-imagine the world we live in.  340 more words

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