michaelrose / Michael Rose

a fan of non-lyrical, experimental music. And loads of talks and lectures.

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  1. What a Slinky Knows - Radiolab podcast - feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

    ### Thought experiment of the day

    Imagine holding a slinky at the top and letting the bottom go until, after some boucing, it come to rest. Now, let go of the top of the slinky. Now ask yourself… “what happens to the bottom of the slinky?”

    Have a think about your answer… then watch this slow motion footage

    If that just blows your mind a little then this podcast gives lots of great explanation, in an way and fun way to understand.

    #### My favourite part:

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on the futility of trying to understanding anything before its too late!

    >When you know about it you know about it… Life is too short for me to worry about something I have no control over that I don’t even know will happen. Someone said ‘if Earth is going to be swallowed by a black hole or if there is some disturbance in the spacetime continuum should we worry about it?’. My answer is ‘no’ because you won’t know about it until it crosses your… your place in spacetime.

    >Your beats come to you when nature decides it’s the right time… be it the speed of sound, the speed of light, the speed of electrical impulses we will forever be victims of the time delay between information around us and our capacity to receive it.

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  2. SXSW 2012: The Ultimate Bruce Sterling Talk

    This is Bruce Sterling’s closing talk from SXSW 2012 Interactive.

    "People like the Stacks, [because] the internet is scary now — so what’s the problem there? None of them offer any prosperity or security to their human participants, except for their shareholders. The internet has users. Stack people are livestock — ignorant of what’s going on, and moving from on stack to another. The Stacks really, really want to know you’re a dog."

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  3. Sir Ken Robinson Speaks at the RSA

    Sir Ken talking about education, creativity, and finding your passion.

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  4. Fun Inc.: Why games are the 21st century’s most serious business

    Why should we be taking video games more seriously?

    In 2008 Nintendo overtook Google to become the world’s most profitable company per employee. The South Korean government will invest $200 billion into its video games industry over the next 4 years. The trading of virtual goods within games is a global industry worth over $10 billion a year. Gaming boasts the world’s fastest-growing advertising market.

    In addition to these impressive statistics, video games are creating a whole new science of mass engagement which is beginning to revolutionise the way we research and understand economics, human behaviour and democratic participation. Games are used to train the US Military, to model global pandemics and to campaign against human rights abuses in Africa.

    Journalist and author Tom Chatfield visits the RSA to examine the ways in which virtual game worlds can function as unprecedented laboratories for exploring human motivations, and for evaluating economic theories that it has never been possible before to test experimentally.

    He will argue that games are becoming one of the most powerful tools available for raising awareness of political, ethical and environmental issues, and promoting action across an extraordinary range of fields and disciplines – from medicine to warfare to, perhaps most importantly, education.

    Response by Ed Vaizey MP, Shadow Minister for Culture

    Chaired by Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC technology correspondent

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  5. Susan Cain: The power of introverts | Audio on

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  6. musicForProgramming();

    A collaborative series of mixes designed for listening while programming (compatible with other activities)

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  7. Dare I Say, Kubrick? - The Talk Show - Mule Radio Syndicate

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  8. Numerous fabrications in Apple/Foxconn revelations — Retraction | This American Life

    We’ve discovered that one of our most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mike Daisey’s story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China. Marketplace’s China correspondent Rob Schmitz discovered the fabrications. Transcript. Press Release.

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  9. Buddhist Geeks: What can science teach us about [meditation] practice?

    In this episode, taken from the Buddhist Geeks Conference in 2011, Kelly McGonigal, PhD in Health Psychology, speaks on how the neuroscience of meditation can help us understand how practice shapes the mind and can also offer fresh insights into concepts like mindfulness and suffering. As Dr. McGonigal presents various scientific studies that show differences in the brain functioning between meditators and non-meditators, she highlights how meditation practice benefits the practitioner in various ways such as higher pain thresholds and reduced depression.

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  10. A Secular Buddhist Retreat, Stephen Batchelor

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