This is unbelievable. Watch it through to the end. [youtube]http://youtu.be/M94ii6MVilw[/youtube]
Spirituality, celebrity and YouTube:
A discussion of race in the U.S. "You are not standing on your own ground. You are standing on red ground!"
For the moments you want to slow down:
A Ted talk by Deb Roy on the birth of a word:
What I'd like to see is the link between media consumption and thoughts, which I suspect affect beliefs. How to get at thoughts? A user's online journal, blog or social media posts.
Like a baby learns to talk, I can imagine a person's belief formations or reinforcement can be tracked. What do you think?
This is an oldie but goodie:
Many companies are using video to disrupt education. But as I learned when I took the first Stanford AI course, video transmission doesn't necessarily mean great teaching!
Some interesting stats from that Stanford AI course:
160,000 signed up from all over the world except North Korea and 23,000 finished the course. That's a 14% completion rate. The top 410 students in the class were online students (not Stanford students). The highest Stanford student came in at 411.
There's been a lot of buzz around the course, but I don't think the outcome of the course demonstrates that teaching via online is an improvement. If anything, it proves that there are smart folks in other parts of the world who want access to credible information.
But as for solving the education problem in the U.S.? I'm not so sure.
*Thanks to Markus Strohmaier for bringing the video to my attention.*
Coolness. I like how the sun's light is drawn. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29986424[/vimeo]
Because I just like it.
Cool levitation that's not magnetic. Thinking through potential commercial uses. :) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ws6AAhTw7RA[/youtube]
I'm fighting my way through the gap.
Check out this great video on when religions began and how they spread. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHcEYTJfFTE[/youtube]
Kinda makes Christianity look like the blob...
It's never too late to become an entrepreneur. A great video on Entrepreneurship: [youtube][/youtube]