Tagged with “ted” (4)

  1. Erin McKean redefines the dictionary

    Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today’s print dictionary is poised for transformation.

    As the CEO and co-founder of new online dictionary Wordnik, Erin McKean is reshaping not just dictionaries, but how we interact with language itself.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_redefines_the_dictionary.html

    —Huffduffed by matthewbischoff

  2. Jonathan Harris: the Web’s secret stories

    Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the emotional world of the Web. With deep compassion for the human condition, his projects troll the Internet to find out what we’re all feeling and looking for.

    Artist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris makes online art that captures the world’s expression — and gives us a glimpse of the soul of the Internet.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_harris_tells_the_web_s_secret_stories.html

    —Huffduffed by matthewbischoff

  3. Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

    Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.

    Michael Shermer debunks myths, superstitions and urban legends, and explains why we believe them. Along with publishing Skeptic Magazine, he’s author of Why People Believe Weird Things.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_the_pattern_behind_self_deception.html

    —Huffduffed by matthewbischoff