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Jake Barton: The museum of you

Jake Barton: The museum of you

This is Charley Williams. He was 94 when this photograph was taken. In the 1930s, Roosevelt put thousands and thousands of Americans back to work by building bridges and infrastructure and tunnels, but he also did something interesting, which was to hire a few hundred writers to scour America to capture the stories of ordinary

Stoicism | The Art Of Tranquility (Seneca’s Wisdom)

Stoicism | The Art Of Tranquility (Seneca’s Wisdom)

Seneca The Younger was a philosopher who held an important position in the Roman Empire, and is one of the major contributors to the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Seneca once exchanged letters with his friend Serenus, on how to free the mind from anxiety and worry in a Stoic way. This dialogue is now called

Liza Donnelly: Drawing upon humor for change

Liza Donnelly: Drawing upon humor for change

(Laughter) I was afraid of womanhood. Not that I’m not afraid now, but I’ve learned to pretend. I’ve learned to be flexible. In fact, I’ve developed some interesting tools to help me deal with this fear. Let me explain. Back in the ’50s and ’60s, when I was growing up, little girls were supposed to

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

Dre Urhahn: This theater is built on Copacabana, which is the most famous beach in the world, but 25 kilometers away from here in the North Zone of Rio lies a community called Vila Cruzeiro, and roughly 60,000 people live there. Now, the people here in Rio mostly know Vila Cruzeiro from the news, and

Rives: The Museum of Four in the Morning

Rives: The Museum of Four in the Morning

The most romantic thing to ever happen to me online started out the way most things do: without me, and not online. On December 10, 1896, the man on the medal, Alfred Nobel, died. One hundred years later, exactly, actually, December 10, 1996, this charming lady, Wislawa Szymborska, won the Nobel Prize for literature. She’s

Drawing in class: Rachel Smith at TEDxUFM

Drawing in class: Rachel Smith at TEDxUFM

Translator: Carmen Costina Reviewer: Denise RQ When I was in high school I was a pretty good student and I took very good notes. My teachers really appreciated that. My notes looked a lot like this most of the time. You look at these notes and you say to yourself “This is great. This student

Amit Sood: Building a museum of museums on the web

Amit Sood: Building a museum of museums on the web

My name is Amit. And 18 months ago, I had another job at Google, and I pitched this idea of doing something with museums and art to my boss who’s actually here, and she allowed me to do it. And it took 18 months. A lot of fun, negotiations and stories, I can tell you,

Opening up the Museum: Nina Simon @ TEDxSantaCruz

Opening up the Museum: Nina Simon @ TEDxSantaCruz

Translator: Kaoru Suzuki Reviewer: Denise RQ Thank you. I want to be real up-front about the fact that I am an activist about this stuff. I want to share with you today the passion of my professional work which is about opening up museums, turning them into places that are not just places where people

Why do we have museums? – J. V. Maranto

Why do we have museums? – J. V. Maranto

Hello, everyone. Let’s begin our guided tour. Welcome to the Museum of Museums. Museums have been a part of human history for over 2000 years. But they weren’t always like the ones we visit today. The history of museums is far older and much stranger than you might imagine. We’ll start over here in the