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  1. 25: Inverted World

    The Sometime Seminar discusses Inverted World, an early (1974) work of science fiction by Christopher Priest, along with his more recent writing about the genre.

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  2. Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch | TED Talk |

    It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.

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  3. BBC Radio 4 - Computing Britain, Connected Thinking

    Long before the heroics of the world wide web, the internet was born out of a mixture of American ambition and British thrift. Packet Switching was the name coined by Welsh computer scientist Donald Davies in an effort to link the early computers in the labs of the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington.

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  4. Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves | TED Talk |

    Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.

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  5. Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED Talk |

    How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."

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  6. Ideas: Max Allen and Ted Nelson

    Max Allen and Ted Nelson discuss the future of computers.

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  7. The poetry of programming | Linda Liukas | TEDxCERN

    Linda Liukas believes that a movement in technology is already happening and that we need to engage everyone — especially the next generation — to take part. She wants to create a more diverse and colourful world of technology, starting with the poetry of code.

    Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Her children’s book, Hello Ruby, raised a total of $380,000 on Kickstarter. She founded Rails Girls, which has organized workshops in over 230 cities, teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. Linda worked at Codeacademy, which she left to write stories that teach children about software and programming. She won the 2013 Ruby Hero prize and was named the Digital Champion of Finland by the EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  8. Why We Collaborate : TED Radio Hour : NPR

    In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world.

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  9. Peering Into Space : TED Radio Hour : NPR

    This hour, we’ll hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies.

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  10. Shifting Time : TED Radio Hour : NPR

    We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on who and where we are.


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