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TED Tuesday: Ideas Worth Spreading for the Week of 4/26

April 26th, 2011 No comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I figured I would feature the most recent lecture I’ve watched.  Supported fully by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Big History Project aims to promote a passion for learning, as well as a more comprehensive, big picture look at the history of how we got here and where we are. Bill Gates talks a bit about it here.

One of their big moments was the spectacular below lecture by Gates’ co-founder David Christian.  Along with Carolyn Porco’s Saturn talk, this is one of the more visually stunning lectures you’ll see.  Definitely worth the next 20 minutes.

 

Video Awesomeness

February 12th, 2010 No comments

Sometimes, something is just so outstanding you have to post it. In this case, it’s a stop motion, humorous history of everything which appears to have been painstakingly and patiently recorded using flipbook style drawings. For the author’s sake, I hope he really used a computer program.

In any regard, check-i-check-it out, from Youtube user DispleasedEskimo: