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

Evolving EdTech

Evolving EdTech

Ed Cooke [ TEDx LSE ] is a Grand Master of Memory and the co-founder of Memrise, a free online educational platform that uses memory techniques to optimize learning. Cooke earned a first class degree in psychology and philosophy from Oxford University and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science at Paris Descartes University. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Daniel Silliman COPY: Wikipedia

Fictional Memory

Fictional Memory

Elizabeth Loftus [ TED Edinburgh ] I’d like to tell you about a legal case that I worked on involving a man named Steve Titus. Titus was a restaurant manager. He was 31 years old, he lived in Seattle, Washington, he was engaged to Gretchen, about to be married, she was the love of his life. And one night, the couple went out

Learning Pygmy

Learning Pygmy

Josh Foer [ theguardian.com ] How I learned a language in 22 hours – “What do you know about where I come from?” That was one of the first questions I ever asked Bosco Mongousso, an Mbendjele pygmy who lives in the sparsely populated Ndoki forest at the far northern tip of the Republic of Congo. We were sitting on logs around a

Foer’s TED

Foer’s TED

Josh Foer [ TED ] I’d like to invite you to close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing outside the front door of your home. I’d like you to notice the color of the door, the material that it’s made out of. Now visualize a pack of overweight nudists on bicycles. They are competing in a naked bicycle race, and they are headed straight

Gamification

Gamification

Jane McGonigal [ TED Longbeach ] I’m Jane McGonigal. I’m a game designer. I’ve been making games online now for 10 years, and my goal for the next decade is to try to make it as easy to save the world in real life as it is to save the world in online games. Now, I have a plan for this, and it