Bias Networks

Bias Networks

David R. Williams [ Harvard ] An article in the Yale Alumni Magazine told the story of Clyde Murphy, a black man who was a member of the Class of 1970. Clyde was a success story. After Yale and a law degree from Columbia, Clyde spent the next 30 years as one of America’s top civil rights lawyers. He was also a great

Story Felling

Story Felling

Stacy Smith [ TED ] Today, I want to tell you about a pressing social issue. Now, it’s not nuclear arms, it’s not immigration, and it’s not malaria. I’m here to talk about movies. Now, in all seriousness, movies are actually really important. In film, we can be wildly entertained, and we can also be transported through storytelling. Storytelling is so important. Stories

Mastery Learning

Mastery Learning

Sal Kahn [TED New York ] I’m here today to talk about the two ideas that, at least based on my observations at Khan Academy, are kind of the core, or the key leverage points for learning. It’s the idea of mastery and the idea of mindset. I saw this in the early days working with my cousins. A lot of them were

Phishing with Wales

Phishing with Wales

Jimmy Wales [ SXSW ] Cenk Uygur: Here we are at SXSW, doing more TYT interviews, with Jimmy Wales founder of Wikipedia, no big deal / kind of a big deal. Jimmy great to have you here. JW: It’s good to be here. Thanks for having me. CU: I want to get into all of it. I want to figure out how you

Social Influence

Social Influence

Hank Green [ Crash Course ] #38 – If someone in a position of authority told you to like stop walking on the grass, you would stop walking on the grass. Right? And if they told you to help someone’s grandma across the street or pick up your dog’s poop or put your shoes on before you go into a store, you’d probably

Saving Ourselves

Saving Ourselves

Sebastian Junger [ TED ] I worked as a war reporter for 15 years before I realized that I really had a problem. There was something really wrong with me. This was about a year before 9/11, and America wasn’t at war yet. We weren’t talking about PTSD. We were not yet talking about the effect of trauma and war on the human

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle [ Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, MIT ]  A meta-analysis that looked at many surveys– many studies– over the past 20 years — found that there has been a 40% drop in all markers for empathy among college students — most of it in the last 10 years. The argument that I’m going to make today —