The surprising beauty of mathematics


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    Math isnt hard, its a language | Randy Palisoc | TEDxManhattanBeach

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    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Is 26% proficiency in math acceptable to you? That's the question teacher and Synergy Academies Founder Dr. Randy Palisoc asks the TEDxManhattanBeach audience. With only 26% of U.S. twelfth graders proficient in mathematics, Randy shares his solution: teach math as a language. Putting words back into math lessons enables even the youngest school-age minds to grasp complex concepts, such as fractions, that are traditionally thought of as abstract and difficult to understand. In his stunningly simple and effective approach, math no longer creates problems for kids but solves them.

    Randy Palisoc is a passionate educator, known for making math easy. A founder of the five-time national award winning Synergy Academies, Randy is proud to identify Synergy as an “in spite of” school. In spite of the fact that its students were disadvantaged and in spite of the fact that it did not have its own facility and had to pack up its classrooms every single week, his school was the first and only elementary school in South Los Angeles to ever win the National Blue Ribbon Award, and was named the #1 Urban Elementary School in America in 2013.

    Seeking a broader impact, Randy left Synergy this year to start Ironbox Education. One of the ways he believes we can dramatically improve America’s schools is by doing a better job teaching math to our students in a way that makes sense to them. Randy believes implementing a few changes in the way we approach math will give students the confidence and thinking skills to be more competitive in a global economy.

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    The “Game Changer” he most admires is Steve Jobs, because he had the ability to envision things we did not even know we needed or wanted.


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    Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney

    13:02

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    Mathematics and sex are deeply intertwined. From using mathematics to reveal patterns in our sex lives, to using sex to prime our brain for certain types of problems, to understanding them both in terms of the evolutionary roots of our brain, Dr Clio Cresswell shares her insight into it all.

    Dr Clio Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at The University of Sydney researching the evolution of mathematical thought and the role of mathematics in society. Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she studied Visual Art. At eighteen she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics, following on to win the University Medal and complete a PhD in mathematics at The University of New South Wales. Communicating mathematics is her field and passion. Clio has appeared on panel shows commenting, debating and interviewing; authored book reviews and opinion pieces; joined breakfast radio teams and current affair programs; always there highlighting the mathematical element to our lives. She is author of Mathematics and Sex.

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    Faster than a calculator | Arthur Benjamin | TEDxOxford

    15:04

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    Benjamin makes numbers dance. In his day job, he's a professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College; in his other day job, he's a Mathemagician, taking the stage to perform high-speed mental calculations, memorisations and other astounding mathematic stunts. It's part of his drive to teach math and mental agility in interesting ways, following in the footsteps of such heroes as Martin Gardner.

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    Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can | Graham Shaw | TEDxHull

    15:04

    Why is it that so many people think they can’t draw? Where did we learn to believe that? Graham Shaw will shatter this illusion – quite literally - in a very practical way. He’ll demonstrate how the simple act of drawing has the power to make a positive difference in the world.

    Graham specialises in the art of communication and has helped thousands of people to make important presentations. He is perhaps best known for his use of fast cartoon drawings to communicate ideas and is the author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’.

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    How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity

    18:27

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    Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior teams. In addition, he has also developed a unique and integrated approach to learning that gives people the means to acquire language or complex technical knowledge in short periods of time.

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    Balance goddess | Lara Jacobs | TEDxEdmonton

    15:15

    Lara Jacobs was born into an artistic family. At the tender age of six she began performing and touring as a trapeze artist with her parents' theatre, Rigolo Nouveau Cirque. When she was just 16 Lara ventured to New York City and enrolled at the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Centre. She later took her love of dance to Istanbul where she trained in dervish dance, a traditional Islamic dance also known as Sufi whirling which consists of spinning one's body in repetitive circles. With this new talent, she began performing a solo fire burning skirt routine for Rigolo Nouveau Cirque, numerous galas worldwide, as well as, the famous German circus, Circus Roncalli.

    In 2010 Lara was asked to audition for the role of Balance Goddess in Cirque de Soleil's Amaluna. The unique act has the Balance Goddess creating a world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. The routine is carried out to a spare soundtrack emphasized only by the sound of her breathing. Her movements are slow, deliberate and almost meditative as she concentrates all her attention on building this structure, reminding us of the fragile nature of harmony. The famous balancing performance was created and originated by her Father, who continues to perform the act around the world.

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    My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

    12:45

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    Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the documentary Life According to Sam, which will premiere on HBO on October 21, 2013.

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    5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide

    14:51

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    Sid is our resident hyperpolyglot. He grew up in Brazil and after some journeying around the world, he now lives an exciting life in New York where he works as a Sugar Trader.

    Teaching has always been one of his passions and he has led groups of young leaders since 2006. He has given workshops, talks and classes in 3 different continents and is currently a Master Teacher in Skillshare where he teaches classes on nurturing happiness and learning foreign languages.
    Sid is also the founder of I Embrace You (formerly called Hug Don't Hate), based in Boston. After presiding over the organization and leading over 100 volunteers annually, he was recognized with the top leadership award in his graduating class at Boston University. He also holds an MBA from Purdue University and from Leibniz Universität.

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    A musical genius | Usman Riaz | TEDxGateway

    11:17

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    TED Fellow and OneBeat Fellow, Artist, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist.

    21 Year Old Usman Riaz grew up playing classical piano since the age of 6. Picking up guitar at 16 Usman taught himself how to play percussive guitar. Along with these 2 primary instruments he experiments with a number of other ones such as Harmonica, Mandolin, Harmonium and percussion. His recent at TED performances and talks at TED Global 2012 and his selection for the US State department funded cultural/music exchange program OneBeat have proven to him that the internet can be used as a reliable platform to learn new things and open up pathways that seemed impossible before.

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    How to use one paper towel | Joe Smith | TEDxConcordiaUPortland

    4:28

    R. P. Joe Smith served as a District Attorney in Umatilla County and nearly won a race for Oregon Attorney General without taking a single contribution over $99.99. He is a former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party and is active with several local nonprofits.

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    Body language, the power is in the palm of your hands | Allan Pease | TEDxMacquarieUniversity

    14:30

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    Allan Pease is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at ULIM International University, who researches and studies selling relationships and human communication. He teaches simple, field-tested skills and techniques that get results. And he delivers his message in a humorous way, which motivates people to want to use. Allan's own experience and record in the field of selling, motivating and training is equalled by few others. He is a born achiever, starting his career at the age of 10. Globally known as Mr Body Language, his programs are used by businesses and governments to teach powerful relationship skills. His messages are relevant to any area of life that involves winning people over and getting them to like you, co-operate, follow you or say 'yes'.

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    TEDxBoulder - Thad Roberts - Visualizing Eleven Dimensions

    15:48

    In this talk Thad Roberts reveals a theory that could prove to be the key in simplification of the various complexities of quantum mechanics, space, and time.

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    iPhone application developer... and 6th grader | Thomas Suarez | TEDxManhattanBeach

    4:34

    Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay of Los Angeles. When Apple released the Software Development Kit (SDK), he began to create and sell his own applications. My parents, my friends and even the people at the Apple store all supported me, he says, and Steve Jobs inspired me. Thomas points out that it's hard to learn how to make an app. For soccer you could go to a soccer team ... but what if you want to make an app? He's started a club for fellow students at school, where he shares his knowledge of programming. Thomas articulates his vision that students are a valuable new technology resource to teachers, and should be empowered to offer assistance in developing the technology curriculum and also assist in delivering the lessons.

    Thomas has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. Recently, he's been focused on the development of applications for the iPhone, and has established his own company, CarrotCorp His most successful application is one he terms an anti-Justin-Bieber game called Bustin Jieber. It's is a variation on the Whac-a-Mole theme, he explains.

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    A new type of mathematics: David Dalrymple at TEDxMontreal

    13:55

    Accepted to MIT graduate school at 14 years old — the youngest ever — David Dalrymple will share his deep insight into the future of mathematics.

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    Classical guitar is NOT boring | Marina Alexandra | TEDxColumbiaSC

    10:23

    March of Toy Soldiers by Nikita Koshkin and Sunburst by Andrew York.

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    One Of The Most Remarkable People In The World : Raghava KK at TEDxGateway

    13:53

    Raghava KK is a celebrated renowned Indian artist. CNN named him one of 10 remarkable people the world is yet to know of. He began his career in art as a newspaper cartoonist, and the cartoonist's bold line -- and dead-on eye for truth -- still powers his art. His work spans painting, sculpture, installation, film and performance, always linked by his challenging opinions on identity, conformity, gender, celebrity, ceremony.

    He shows in galleries and performance spaces around the world. He also spends much of his time teaching storytelling through art. Among his latest work is an Ipad book (POP-IT) that promotes multiple perspectives and empathy. He is a two time TED speaker. He lives and works out of New York.

    He has collaborated with world famous artists such as Paul Simon, Erykah Badu, Yann Vasnier (perfumer). He was invited to be on a BBC panel on creativity and spoken in conferences around the world. He teaches a course at NuVu Studios, an experimental education project of the MIT Media Labs in Cambridge MA.

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    5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do: Gever Tulley at TEDxMidwest

    10:14

    In his humorous and uplifting style, Gever Tulley debunks classic myths of childhood safety. With rampant fear mongering, is it any wonder that children are actually over-protected? Instead, Tulley believes the most effective way to keep children safe is to give them a little taste of danger.

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    The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

    14:37

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    How to become a memory master | Idriz Zogaj | TEDxGoteborg

    17:06

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    Idriz is passionate about teaching others how to improve their memories and believes that with the right practice, almost everyone can get a super-memory.

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    Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege

    9:51

    Vik Nithy is the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20 including how own marketing consulting firm. His left after school Vik has been extremely successful despite being diagnosed with ADHD after finishing his school exams. Developing his passion for cognitive neuroscience, educational reform and the potential of young people.

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    Make your brain smarter: its not what you think: Sandra Chapman, Ph.D. at TEDxRockCreekPark

    11:19

    Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, founder and leader of the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas relates new scientific evidence that you literally can think your brain smarter and healthier. She debunks long-standing beliefs about what smart is and shares proven strategies to expand your brain span to more closely match the ever-increasing human lifespan. Whether you are young or old, Dr. Chapman will inspire you to test the limits of your own brain potential.
    Your brain is your greatest asset and natural resource. It is the most changeable part of your entire body. However, vastly more personal attention and effort are directed at improving physical health than at strengthening and regaining the highest level of brain performance. Dr. Chapman's research taps into the secret of making your brain smarter, harnessing the CEO of your brain performance - your frontal lobes. Her techniques show how to engage your frontal lobes, ignite your passion and learn to be strategic about the way you expend precious brain energy.
    From teens to corporate executives to warriors to healthy agers, as well as individuals with brain disease or injury, Dr. Chapman and her team at the Center for BrainHealth have created strategies to increase creativity, energy and focus for people of all ages. In the junior high school classroom, these strategies take a new approach to education and have improved teen reasoning ability, showing 30% gains in critical thinking across socioeconomic status. Business leaders who have embraced these healthy brain habits report increased innovation and their employees demonstrate greater productivity and efficiency. Former military service personnel have used these brain-training techniques to bridge barriers to returning to civilian society, making home life and work life markedly better. One veteran described his transformational experience as cognitive resurrection. Healthy agers and individuals debilitated by mild cognitive impairment, which is often the pre-cursor to Alzheimer's disease, showed increases in memory and other cognitive functions. Individuals with concussions or traumatic brain injury (TBI) exhibited brain repair and improved cognitive performance, even years after injury.
    Dr. Chapman's dream is that you will act now to make an investment in your brain potential and build the cognitive reserves today to ensure that your best brain years are ahead of you, not behind you.

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    The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

    19:27

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    Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.

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    The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU

    13:21

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    As the Athletic Director and head coach of the Varsity Soccer team at Ryerson University, Dr. Joseph is often asked what skills he is searching for as a recruiter: is it speed? Strength? Agility? In Dr. Joseph's TEDx Talk, he explores self confidence and how it is not just the most important skill in athletics, but in our lives.

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    Hackschooling makes me happy | Logan LaPlante | TEDxUniversityofNevada

    11:14

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    When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.

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    How do plants keep their feet on the ground when in space | Franck Anicet Ditengou | TEDxPadova

    8:05

    Domanda facile facile: come fanno le piante nello spazio a tenere i loro “piedi” nel terreno? Dove vanno a finire le radici? Come reagiscono i vegetali all’assenza di gravità?
    Dallo spazio al palco del TEDxPadova il passo è più breve di quanto possiate immaginare: siete pronti a spiccare il volo con Franck?

    Fin da piccolo Franck Anicet Ditengou, nato a Mouila, in Gabon, è stato attratto dall’esplorazione spaziale e dalla vita nel cosmo. Oggi è un biologo, docente di fisiologia molecolare delle piante presso l’Università di Friburgo, in Germania. E la sua passione non è cambiata. La sua ricerca è mirata alle interazioni tra piante e ambienti. O, per entrare più nello specifico, studia la “dissezione dei meccanismi molecolari che regolano il modo in cui le piante reagiscono alla gravità e alla microgravità”. Naturale che uno scienziato del genere finisca col coordinare molte missioni spaziali, con l’obiettivo di selezionare le piante in grado di crescere negli ambienti in assenza di gravità.


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    Alors on Danse | Stromae | TEDxBrussels

    10:32

    Stromae is a singer-songwriter of Belgian-Rwandan origin. He became famous overnight in 2009 when the music manager of NJR aired his first single. In a matter of weeks the sales of the album rose to number one in Belgium, and by May 2010 it reached number one in several countries.
    At TEDx Brussels he presented the procedure of the building up of his songs.

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    Benessere, cervello e vibrazioni | Fabio Fracas | TEDxPadova

    11:05

    Una delle ultime “curiosità” del Professor Fracas (così lui stesso definisce) è lo studio delle vibrazioni. O, per meglio dire, le interazioni tra le onde sonore e il cervello.
    «Tutto è vibrazione. Anche quella che sentirò sul palco del Teatro Verdi, il 13 maggio, sarà una meravigliosa vibrazione che trasmetterà energia».

    Meglio mettere le mani avanti: nelle righe che seguono stiamo parlando di una sola persona, non di un team. Premessa indispensabile quando si parla di Fabio Fracas, 50 anni appena compiuti e negli occhi lo spirito di un bambino che ha appena scoperto di poter giocare col mondo intero. Fracas è docente di Fisica applicata alla radiologia presso il Dipartimento di Medicina e Chirurgia dell’Università di Padova, ma anche scrittore e fondatore di una scuola di scrittura, e al tempo stesso sviluppatore di giochi di ruolo, nonché traduttore (dall’inglese al tedesco) e musicista, nel senso che la musica l’ha studiata (è laureato in musica elettronica) e la compone, oltre a scriverne su riviste specializzate.

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    What is Calculus Used For? | Jeff Heys | TEDxBozeman

    8:51

    This talk describes the motivation for developing mathematical models, including models that are developed to avoid ethically difficult experiments.  Three different examples from the field of human health are presented.

    Jeffrey J. Heys is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Montana State University. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering in 1996 from Montana State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1998 and 2001,respectively.  His research area is computational transport and computational fluid dynamics in biological systems with an emphasis on fluid-structure interaction and multiphase flows.

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    Forget what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen

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    Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI. After being diagnosed with autism since the age of two and placed in his school's special ed. program, Jacob's teachers and doctors were astonished to learn he was able to teach calculus to college students.

    At age nine, while playing with shapes, Jacob built a series of mathematical models that expanded Einstein's field of relativity. A professor at Princeton reviewed his work and confirmed that it was groundbreaking and could someday result in a Nobel Prize. At age 10, Jacob was formally accepted to the University as a full-time college student and went straight into a paid research position in the field of condensed matter physics. For his original work in this field, Jacob set a record, becoming the world's youngest astrophysics researcher. His paper was subsequently accepted for publication by Physical Review A, a scientific journal shared on sites such as NASA, the Smithsonian, and Harvard's webpage. Jacob's work aims to help improve the way light travels in technology.

    Jacob is also CEO and founder of Wheel LLC, a business he started in his mom's garage, and is in the process of writing a book to help end math phobia in his generation.

    Jacob's favorite pastime is playing basketball with the kids at his charity, Jacob's Place. It is a place where kids with autism are inspired every day to be their true authentic selves...just like Jacob.

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    Can You Catch Yourself? | Christy Vincent | TEDxUCO

    12:39

    We all have ways of being in the world. Sometimes those work for us, but sometimes, they work to our detriment by keeping us from new insights and by allowing us to repeat unwanted behavior in our relationships. Dr. Christy Vincent, a business and professional coach, demonstrates how we can catch ourselves before we become our own stumbling block.

    Dr. Christy Vincent is a professor in the Mass Communication Department at the University of Central Oklahoma, where she teaches organizational and strategic communication courses. Her research interests include conflict management, mediation, change management, executive coaching, and training and development. Her interest in conflict management led her to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, where she earned a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

    Christy is a communication specialist. Using her years of experience in organizational effectiveness and conflict management, she coaches individuals to increase their leadership effectiveness. While she has coached individuals in all roles, one of her specialties is working with young directors who are being groomed for higher-level positions. She particularly enjoys coaching young women leaders, who are building both careers and families at the same time. Christy helps her clients improve in essential behaviors such as managing time, setting priorities, uncovering values, working through conflict, coping with stress and managing multiple roles. She regularly conducts training courses for local corporations. Dr. Vincent’s professional experience outside of the university is in organizational development, management, sales and product development in private industry.

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    Why computer engineering is like standup comedy: Wayne Cotter at TEDxRainier

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    Computer engineer-turned standup comic Wayne Cotter shares his background as a means to discuss the ways in which assumptions and stereotypes affect how we see ourselves and others. Hilarity ensues.

    Comedian Wayne Cotter appeared dozens of times with both David Letterman and Jay Leno and became a fixture on the national comedy scene. He went on to become a recurring cast member on The Tonight Show and to host Comic Strip Live for many years on the Fox network.. Although he had studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and begun a career with a New Jersey computer company, before long Wayne started moonlighting as a Philadelphia comedian. He continued this double life for some time, and ultimately came to the visionary conclusion that the computer industry was going nowhere and left town to pursue show business full time.

    For the last ten years he has been entertaining and emceeing at corporate events, which has kept him surprisingly/uncomfortably/predictably/happily close to the earlier career that he never quite left behind.

    This talk was given November 9, 2013 in Seattle at TEDxRainier, a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

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    Consciousness -- the final frontier | Dada Gunamuktananda | TEDxNoosa 2014

    18:33

    Dada Gunamuktananda: Yogi and Meditation Teacher
    Bio: Dada Gunamuktananda has trained in meditation, yoga and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. He has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Marga since 1995 and has taught and lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
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    Title: Consciousness : The Final Frontier
    Synopsis: The exploration of inner space, our own consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!

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    Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich

    16:31

    Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightening great and continuous increase in obesity and the resultant diabetes pandemic. A particular amount of attention has been given to the rapid and continuing growth of longevity. Yet our knowledge of the aging process is still very limited as what we observe is the result of a health-destroying lifestyle. Retirement creates invalids. Chronic disease is rampant in old age resulting in such enormous medical costs that should present trends continue, together with the diabetes pandemic, some countries could become bankrupt. Diabetes is already an international public health issue and inactivity is one of the biggest killers. The loss of wasted human potential and wealth is already immense.

    Successful aging requires work, diet and exercise. The huge mental and physical potential of the aged remains unexplored. Bodies can now be rebuilt at any age and a new life started. Beauty kings and queens in the 80-year-old category or a beach body at the age of 94 are not impossible. We will all, regardless of age, have to take greater responsibility for our own health in order to confront the immense challenges confronting the human race.

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    ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU

    13:37

    Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Project within the School of Drama: a production of Mac Wellman's A Murder of Crows. He is currently working on creating a collective of Film Enthusiasts across Carnegie's Campus as well as other colleges and universities around Pittsburgh. You can find out more about Stephen and his talk on his website: stephentonti.com or follow his blog Caffeine, Nicotine, and ADHD: a guide to maintaining sanity.

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    The Power of a Wish: Dreaming Big, One Hat at a Time | Jay Corwin | TEDxUCO

    9:45

    Is it possible for a wish to change the physical health of a child? Bring a family closer together? Jay Corwin answers with an emphatic, “yes it is!” Corwin uses his light-hearted nature to show us the power of a wish.

    Jay Corwin serves as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). One of his favorite parts of this job is being able to work with students to reach their goals, especially when they seemed previously unattainable.

    His role has often entailed speaking adventures on leadership, goal setting and going the “extra mile.” He has served as an adjunct faculty member at UCO and the University of Oklahoma (OU) since 2000, and has taught over 7,000 students.

    Outside of his professional life, Corwin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jana, and two kids, Sydney and Carson. He is also an active volunteer in the community with Deer Creek Public Schools, Edmond Mobile Meals and the OU Stephenson Cancer Center. His favorite community activity is serving as a wish granter for Make a Wish Oklahoma, which he has done for the past eight years. Corwin has a serious Disney addiction that makes him believe there can be “magic” everywhere.

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    The Nature of Mathematics: Michael Randy Gabel at TEDxGeorgeMasonU

    21:35

    Talk given at TEDxGeorgeMasonU, April 6th 2013.
    Read full bios and event information at TEDxGeorgeMasonU.com

    Dr. Michael Randy Gabel is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Integrative Studies in George Mason University's New Century College. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Brandeis University. Professor Gabel's career at GMU spans nearly 35 years. His TEDx talk compares the nature & structure of mathematics to music. He then goes on to discuss how math is usually lost on most people in school.

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    Curator: Joe Renaud (@JoePRenaud).
    Filming: GMU TV and Adam Scott.
    Production Manager: Jessica Teaford (@jessicateaford).
    TEDxGeorgeMasonU Team: Andrew Hawkins, Kathleen Wills, AZ Zeller, Brittny Steward, and Myurajan Rubaharan.
    Major Sponsors: GMU Office of Student Scholarship, and GMU Office of the Provost.


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    La fabbrica dei ricambi umani | Elisa Cimetta | TEDxPadova

    8:30

    Oggi non è più così fantascientifico pensare di poter disporre di “pezzi di ricambio” umani on demand. Nel talk preparato per la community del TEDxPadova Elisa ci accompagnerà in un viaggio attraverso i secoli per capire come la visione della meravigliosa macchina che è il nostro corpo, e l’approccio alle sue “revisioni” e “riparazioni”, abbiano subìto enormi rivoluzioni ed eccitanti trasformazioni.

    Siete pronti per fare un viaggio nel futuro? Ecco a voi Elisa Cimetta, ingegnere chimico, attualmente ricercatrice presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale dell’Università di Padova, dopo aver trascorso 4 anni alla Columbia University di New York. Appassionata di biotecnologie, Elisa è anche co-fondatrice di una spinoff, EpiBone, la cui missione è produrre tessuti ossei da cellule staminali del paziente stesso.

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    The mathematics of weight loss | Ruben Meerman | TEDxQUT

    21:26

    This is the edited version of The Mathematics of Weight Loss presented by Ruben Meerman.

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    Lesson from Mars: dont fight, explore! | Ilaria Cinelli | TEDxPadova

    8:35

    La distanza è di quelle importanti: 225 milioni di km. Un viaggio nel futuro, nel possibile, in una pagina di storia ancora da scrivere. Dalla Terra al pianeta Marte. Al TEDxPadova Ilaria Cinelli racconterà cosa accade nei laboratori dove si costruisce il domani. Perché in fondo la ricerca è anche questo: una rincorsa del tempo. E ogni passo è una conquista.


    L’associazione internazionale Mars Society ha scelto proprio lei come comandante della missione: Ilaria Cinelli, 31 anni, laureata in ingegneria biomedica a Pisa, dottoranda all’Università di Galway, in Irlanda, appassionata di spazio e di medicina. E con una gran voglia di scoprire cosa avverrà domani. Una missione, la sua, di enorme importanza: simulare per 15 giorni, in una base nel deserto dello Utah, le condizioni di vita e di lavoro che si potrebbero trovare sul Pianeta Rosso. «Abbiamo studiato gli effetti prodotti dalla permanenza in un ambiente chiuso sulla nutrizione, sull’equilibrio fisiologico e sul sonno» – spiega Cinelli. I sette componenti dell’equipaggio, confinati per due settimane in una zona desertica del tutto simile alle pianure marziane, hanno indossato sensori per monitorare battito cardiaco, pressione e temperatura corporea, oltre ad una maschera dotata di recettori per registrare le onde cerebrali.

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    TEDxManhattanBeach - John Bennett - Why Math Instruction Is Unnecessary

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    Talk title: Why math instruction is unnecessary

    John is a teacher of math and a homeschooling parent who offers a radical-sounding proposal: that we cease to require math instruction in middle and high school. He came to this point of view over a number of years, as he attempted (and failed) to convince students that the math they were learning was beautiful, useful, or an imperative component of their future prosperity. When he stopped trying to connect math with students and simple tried to connect with the students themselves, he made a profound discovery - kids are suffering from math anxiety. If the goal of teaching math is to teach us deductive and inductive reasoning, might games and puzzles be equally effective in developing kids' reasoning skills - and allow them to fulfill their life missions? We want to reawaken analytical and critical thinking schools that have been anesthetized by the standard curriculum, says John.

    John Bennett is a math teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and a home-schooling father of four. An outspoken advocate of education reform, he has presented lectures and workshops throughout California. He uses logic puzzles and strategy games in the classroom (and at home) to supplement the traditional mathematics curriculum. John has written three volumes of Pentagrid Puzzles, a new puzzle form he created to challenge deductive logic and visual-spatial reasoning.

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    The hidden meanings in kids movies | Colin Stokes | TEDxBeaconStreet

    10:43

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    Watching The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars with his son and daughter made communications expert Colin Stokes wonder about the stories we celebrate. Thanks to a growing awareness of gender representation, the world is now safe for girls in armor - but is the hero journey we've gotten used to inherently limiting? This funny and thought-provoking talk from TEDxBeaconStreet will make you look twice at your favorite films.

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    The habits of highly boring people | Chris Sauve | TEDxCarletonU

    14:26

    Chris Sauve is a fourth year business student studying accounting and minoring in computer science. He has represented Carleton at case competitions. He is always looking to expedite how we do things, and make things better.

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    The art of seduction | Seema Anand | TEDxEaling

    14:38

    The ancient arts of Courtesanery and Seduction were once treated as high philosophy, with divine and academic associations. Dr. Seema Anand explores how these narratives have been lost and in the evolution of their vocabulary, the implications have changed. Working with the range of what 'story' can mean to an individual Seema facilitates the learning processes of 'telling', 'listening', 'acknowledging' and 'rejecting' the narratives that make up our lives and our social interactions to enhance communication, build links and open dialogue.

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    TEDxPortsmouth - Dr. Alan Watkins - Being Brilliant Every Single Day

    18:42

    Alan is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence Ltd. He is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has researched and published widely on both subjects for over 18 years. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine at Imperial College, London as well as an Affiliate Professor of Leadership at the European School of Management, London. He originally qualified as a physician, has a first class degree in psychology and a PhD in immunology.

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    My Life As A One-Man Band | Tommy Emmanuel | TEDxMelbourne

    18:15

    Tommy Emmanuel created a life for himself as a one-man band and has become one of Australia's most respected musicians. With light vim and pure talent, he demonstrates his unique playing style, which is notably a development of the Travis picking technique and blending of rhythm and melody.

    In his career, he's played on recordings for Air Supply and Men at Work and in his twenties he joined one of Australia's biggest rock acts, Dragon. Now, as a two-time Grammy nominee with a career spanning five decades, he has, for several years, performed over 300 concerts annually. He's worked with Martin Taylor on a jazz-inspired duet album The Colonel and the Governor. His most recent original material is Little By Little (2011).

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    Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right | Laura Sicola | TEDxPenn

    15:33

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    How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola ( shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage.

    Watch Laura Sicola's talk to learn how to hone your vocal executive presence and make your desired vocal impact!

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    El ahorro de tu vida | Leo Furiolo | TEDxUCA

    7:23

    Leo nos enseña a ahorrar las cosas más importantes de la vida, de un modo práctico, ameno y reflexivo

    Músico por hobbie y amante de las motos. Hace 14 años se dedica a reparar computadoras. Trató de amoldarse a la ciudad pero no lo logró. Ama su barrio, el olor a pasto, las vacaciones en carpa, el café caliente y el mate amargo.

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    How to crack world’s toughest examinations | ROMAN SAINI | TEDxJUIT

    16:39

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The talk, given by Roman Saini is about his journey till now and the way he cracked some of the world’s toughest examinations. He emphasizes on extremely low acceptance ratio in prestigious Indian examinations. Making a mention of the importance of being risk friendly, he then goes on to explain how each one of us has the capability to achieve greatness but we are afraid to take that one step. He believes that luck is a probability and describes how each one of us has equal chances of succeeding at it. His deduction exhibits competence is more impactful than just having confidence. He is of the opinion that delayed gratification and Roman’s Rituals have helped him a lot in life.Finally, he ends the talk with a song.

    “I believe we can achieve anything if we really want it. For me there were no external benchmarks to conquer. I have done everything that I really enjoyed doing. I play guitar as I love music not because I aspire to go to Trinity College in England. Medicals, civil services to now giving back to millions of UPSC candidates – all these have been
    internal drives.”-are the words of a prodigy who cracked AIIMS at 16, Indian Administrative Services (IAS) at 22 and even holds a degree for music from Trinity College and is now helping IAS aspirants via Unacademy. Featured in Your Story, he feels everyone has the capability to pursue their dreams; all they need is to understand it well. The driving force for him is his quest to constantly learn and his hunger for knowledge which has made him go on and on and on.

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