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Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman

In the late 1990s artist Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright Scholar with the intention of giving painting exhibitions around the country.

She shipped her painting supplies ahead of time and landed in the fishing village of Mahabalipuram to begin her exhibitions with one major hitch: the painting supplies never arrived. 138 more words


How a driverless car sees the road

I found this TED talk on self driving cars interesting, particularly the time frame mentioned at the end that Google is aiming for.  If it comes to fruition, it could revolutionize travel by the 2020s. 138 more words


LaToya Ruby Frazier: A visual history of inequality in industrial America - [TED Talks]

For the last 12 years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has photographed friends, neighbors and family in Braddock, Pennsylvania. But though the steel town has lately been hailed as a posterchild of “rustbelt revitalization,” Frazier’s pictures tell a different story, of the real impact of inequality and environmental toxicity.

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Mystery Career!

This is an alternative theme to the popular ‘mystery skype’ game. Year 8 students connected with a career person made possible through Skype in the Classroom… 622 more words


Cosmin Mihaiu: Physical therapy is boring -- play a game instead - [TED Talks]

You’ve just been injured, and you’re on the way home from an hour of physical therapy. The last thing you want to do on your own is confusing exercises that take too long to show results.

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SOCIAL STUDIES: Alice Goffman TED Talk: How we're priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In this powerful TED Talk, Sociologist Alice Goffman talks about her 6-year experience in one of Philadelphia’s most troubled neighborhoods. She speaks on her first hand experiences on how teenagers African-American and Latino teens are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions that lead them down a path of destruction. 29 more words


Bel Pesce: 5 ways to kill your dreams - [TED Talks]

All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so few of us actually do it.

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