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Dizzee Rascal: I Don’t Need A Reason

Connecting (Full Film):
The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.

Creativity And The Capitalist City:
The Struggle for affordable Space in Amsterdam.

Synthetic Biology


“Each Javelin round costs $80,000 and the idea that it’s fired by a guy who doesn’t make that in a year at a guy who doesn’t make that in a lifetime is somehow so outrageous it almost makes the war seem winnable.” - Sebastian Junger, War

Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate!
The last thing Rodney Mullen, the godfather of street skating, wanted were competitive victories. In this exuberant talk he shares his love of the open skateboarding community and how the unique environments it plays in drive the creation of new tricks — fostering prolific ingenuity purely for passion’s sake.

Burning Man and its ties to Google:
Fred Turner discusses his opinions on the social phenomenon of Burning Man and how he thinks the ideals of the festival apply to the marketplace that is evolving in our society, specifically in the Silicon Valley.

Kilian Martin: Altered Route

The Key to Media’s Hidden Codes:
Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate system of symbols that are a part of everyday life — from media messages to traffic signs.

Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers

Tweaking Moore’s Law and the Computers of the Post-Silicon Era: What’s beyond silicon? There have been a number of proposals: protein computers, DNA computers, optical computers, quantum computers, molecular computers.

Jason Silva: How Ideas Are Living, Beautiful Beings Of Wonder from Piers Fawkes on Vimeo.

Jason Silva: How Ideas are Living, Beautiful Beings of Wonder
In this video of his talk at PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Jason Silva shares two of his ‘shots of philosophical expresso’ – an exploration of how technology can quickly manifest our ideas and desires. The filmmaker and futurist rapidly demands that we need to learn to see the world in new ways in order to experience anew the amazement that has always been there. Heady, rapid creativity.

The Very Best: Yoshua Alikuti
Shot in Nairobi and directed by Village Beat, the video for The Very Best’s new single “Yoshua Alikuti” is a play on the clip for Lil Wayne’s “A Milli”.

The Divided Brain:
Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.

Where things come from from Hardy Seiler on Vimeo.

Where Things Come From

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