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548 Views Meditations on the intersection of humanity and technology
Documentary photographer Olivia Arthur has been exploring a new frontier: the evolution of the blurring line between humanity and technology. In this meditative talk, she shows her work documenting the remarkable ways humans have merged with machines -- from bionics and motorized limbs to synthetic muscles and strikingly realistic robots -- and offers wisdom on the complexity, adaptability and resilience of the human body.
Post date : 2021-03-16 23:27 Posted by : peter88
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1105 Views "Aliens built the pyramids" and other absurdities of pseudo-archaeology
Aliens have invaded ancient history: they've cropped up in humanity's past through popular television and movies, displacing facts with absurd yet commonplace beliefs like "aliens built the pyramids." Archaeologist Sarah Kurnick illustrates why these misconceptions perpetuate racist and xenophobic notions of history and culture -- and demonstrates how you can help debunk these dangerous, outlandish myths.
Post date : 2021-03-16 23:24 Posted by : peter88
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526 Views 3 sneaky tactics that websites use to make you spend
Online retailers resort to all kinds of strategies to separate you from your hard-earned money. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa names three tactics to look out for -- and shares how you can keep yourself from falling for them.
Post date : 2021-03-16 23:17 Posted by : peter88
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977 Views How theater weathers wars, outlasts empires and survives pandemics
When catastrophe strikes, art prevails -- and has done so for centuries. In this fascinating talk, writer and director Cara Greene Epstein places the closing of theaters during the coronavirus pandemic in a historical context, exploring how we can use this intermission to imagine a more just, representative and beautiful world, onstage and off.
Post date : 2021-03-16 23:07 Posted by : peter88
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561 Views Who were Las Mariposas, and why were they murdered?
For over 30 years, thousands of people were imprisoned, tortured, and murdered under Rafael Trujillo's dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Three sisters would go on to lead an underground revolution. But while their courage inspired many, it threatened the man in power, and their lives would come to a tragic early end. Who were these brave women? Lisa Krause tells the story of Las Mariposas. [Directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat, narrated by Safia Elhillo, music by Cem Misirlioglu and Sergio Sayeg].
Post date : 2021-03-16 23:03 Posted by : peter88
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615 Views 4 lessons the pandemic taught us about work, life and balance
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work for good. Can it also change it for the better? Consultant Patty McCord reviews four key insights employers and employees alike gleaned from their shift to working from home -- and shares how companies can use what they learned in lockdown to creatively and innovatively rethink how we do business.
Post date : 2021-03-16 23:01 Posted by : peter88
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978 Views How synthetic biology can improve our health, food and materials
What if we could we use biology to restore our balance with nature without giving up modern creature comforts? Advocating for a new kind of environmentalism, scientist and entrepreneur Emily Leproust rethinks modern sustainability at the molecular level, using synthetic biology to create green alternatives. From lab-developed insulin and disease-resistant bananas to airplanes made of super-strong spider silk, she explains how reading and writing DNA can lead to groundbreaking innovations in health, food and materials.
Post date : 2021-03-16 22:59 Posted by : peter88
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1180 Views Laura Byrne-Cristiano: Floating to the Top – How a Crisis Communications Plan and Content Strategy Literally Rescued Us
Laura Byrne-Cristiano: Floating to the Top – How a Crisis Communications Plan and Content Strategy Literally Rescued Us
Post date : 2021-02-28 12:40 Posted by : peter88
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2362 Views Eileen Violini: Themes of the Future – The New Frontier of Gutenberg Block-Based Themes and Theme Development
In the WordPress post Gutenberg world there are fundamental shifts in both user and development workflows, and moving forward that means how we develop themes for will also change. Let’s look at the current status of theme development, how you can get started taking advantage of the core editor right and how we can begin building themes for the future. Specifically, we’ll cover: • How to modify existing themes to take full advantage of the new editor and blocks. • Adding Theme Supports and Block templates to existing themes • What’s the difference between Block Enabled and Block Based Themes • Upcoming enhancements for Full Site Editing and Global Styles and how this will affect theme development.
Post date : 2021-02-28 12:38 Posted by : peter88
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1144 Views Chris Milton: Winning the Battle of Design & Function by Focusing on User Experience
Working remotely as freelancers or as part of a distributed team has gone from trending to essential. This way of working requires more people to be live streaming, using video conferencing, and creating video tutorials. Join me as I walk through my personal desk setup that was created to be more efficient in meetings without taking up a lot of space. The one-stand desk setup works great for YouTube videos, video conferencing, and recording tutorials.
Post date : 2021-02-28 12:36 Posted by : peter88