Designing for Social Change
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Designing for Social Change

Andrew Shea is a graphic designer, writer, and educator living in New York City. As a designer, he uses design thinking on a range of projects that involve…

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Social Networks for Social Justice: The Power of Technology to do Good
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Social Networks for Social Justice: The Power of Technology to do Good

Ben Rattray, founder of Change.org, describes to the National Journal’s Ron Brownstein how powerful this crowd-sourcing platform has become as millions of people advance local and global change…

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How Technology Moves Society, Not Politics
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How Technology Moves Society, Not Politics

Technology impacts society more than laws and politics. 3D printing can help make affordable prosthetics. New living environments called “seasteads” can be made on top of the ocean.…

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How TV Affects the Brains of Young Children
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How TV Affects the Brains of Young Children

The more television that children watch before the age of 3, the more likely they were to have attention problems at school age. Cognitive stimulation, like reading to…

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Psychology of Social Media
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Psychology of Social Media

Dr Michael Sinclair, Consultant Psychologist interviewed on BBC World, Global, by Jon Sopel. Pychology of Instagram and social media. Exessive use of socia media and instagram can affect…

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‘Look Up’ – Are Smart Phones Making Us Lonely?
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‘Look Up’ – Are Smart Phones Making Us Lonely?

‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation. Subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/Subscribe_to_Gary_Turk ‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in…

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The Upside of Social Media Narcissism
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The Upside of Social Media Narcissism

Transmedia Storytelling Case Study – Digital Emmy nominated Final Punishment
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Transmedia Storytelling Case Study – Digital Emmy nominated Final Punishment

Final Punishment: Transmedia Storytelling Case Study – Digital Emmy nominated “Final Punishment” is beActive’s first thriller based multiplatform TV Series & TV movie about 8 women trapped inside…

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Monica Lewinsky: ‘I Was A Virgin To Humiliation’
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Monica Lewinsky: ‘I Was A Virgin To Humiliation’

In her first television interview in more than 10 years, Monica Lewinsky called herself “the most humiliated woman in the world” following the release of special prosecutor Kenneth…

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Noam Chomsky On Artificial Intelligence , Cognitive Science , and Neuroscience
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Noam Chomsky On Artificial Intelligence , Cognitive Science , and Neuroscience

Brains, Minds and Machines Symposium, May, 2011, at MIT. Keynote Panel: The Golden Age A Look at the Original Roots of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience?  <iframe width=”640″…

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Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma
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Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma

A teaching DVD for working journalists and students to learn ethical, sensitive and accurate reporting of victims and survivors of trauma. Seven families, struck by real life tragedy,…

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Love Letters to Strangers
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Love Letters to Strangers

Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and…

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Connected, but Alone?
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Connected, but Alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication…

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Judge Bans Airing of Lifetime TV’s Chris Porco Movie
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Judge Bans Airing of Lifetime TV’s Chris Porco Movie

In an emergency appeal, the cable network blasts a judge for an “unprecedented” injunction that it says will cost millions of dollars, harm its brand and represent a…

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How the Internet Enables Intimacy
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How the Internet Enables Intimacy

We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent’s research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers…

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Have You Read – Why Programmers Work at Night?
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Have You Read – Why Programmers Work at Night?

"A popular saying goes that programmers are machines that turn caffeine into code. And sure enough, ask a random programmer when they do their best work and there’s…

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