Education

A Bold Idea to Replace Politicians: César Hidalgo (Transcript)

César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean physicist, author, and entrepreneur. He is an Associate Professor at MIT and the director of the Collective Learning group at The MIT Media Lab. Wikipedia In this provocative talk, César outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in …

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Full Transcript: Natalie Portman Harvard Commencement Speech 2015

Natalie Portman is a film actress, producer, writer, and director with dual Israeli and American citizenship. Wikipedia Here is the full transcript (Edited version) of Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman’s commencement speech at Harvard on May 27, 2015. MP3 audio:      Natalie Portman – Speech TRANSCRIPT Hello, Class of 2015. I am so honored to …

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The Beauty and Power of Mathematics: William Tavernetti (Transcript)

William Tavernetti has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from UC Davis and is currently a lecturer at UC Davis in the department of Mathematics. Here is the full text of Tavernetti’s talk titled “The Beauty and Power of Mathematics” at TEDxUCDavis conference. William Tavernetti – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT Some people look at a cat or …

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Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs (Transcript)

Cameron Herold – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT I would be willing to bet. I’m the dumbest guy in the room, because I couldn’t get through school; I struggled with school. But I knew at a very early age that I loved money, I loved business and I loved this entrepreneurial thing. I was raised to be an …

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Are We Born to Run? by Christopher McDougall (Transcript)

Christopher McDougall – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Running: it’s basically just right, left, right, left, yeah? I mean, we’ve been doing it for two million years, so it’s kind of arrogant to assume that I’ve got something to say that hasn’t been said and performed better a long time ago. But the cool thing about running, …

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Chris Anderson: “TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking” (Transcript)

JIM LECINSKI: Well, good Friday afternoon, everyone, and welcome to another exciting edition of Authors at Google. We’re originating today from our wonderful Google Chicago office. Round of applause. I will be your presumptive moderator for the day using the zeitgeist word of the day. I’m Jim Lecisnki, and our guest today is with us, Chris …

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Futuristic Tattoos That React to the World Around You: Carson Bruns (Transcript)

Carson Bruns is a researcher in the interdisciplinary field of molecular nanotechnology, with a focus on soft materials. In this talk, nanotechnologist Carson Bruns demonstrates futuristic tattoos that aren’t just beautiful, but functional too. Carson Bruns – TEDxMileHigh TRANSCRIPT I’d like to introduce you to an interesting person named Ötzi. He lives in Italy at …

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How to Talk Like a Native Speaker: Marc Green (Full Transcript)

Marc’s passion is the study of languages, their manifestation in local dialects, as well as their expression in poetry and folkloric song. He has acquired a near-native proficiency in six languages and their sub-forms and has given various musical performances. Marc Green – TEDxHeidelberg TRANSCRIPT My story starts in Moscow. I was 15 years old. My …

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Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars (Transcript)

Joel Levine – TEDxNASA November 2009 TRANSCRIPT I want to talk about 4.6 billion years of history in 18 minutes. That’s 300 million years per minute. Let’s start with the first photograph NASA obtained of planet Mars. This is fly-by, Mariner IV. It was taken in 1965. When this picture appeared, that well-known scientific journal, The …

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The Gift & Power of Emotional Courage: Susan David (Full Transcript)

In this talk, psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. Susan David – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Hello, everyone. Sawubona! In South Africa, where I come from, “sawubona” is the Zulu word for “hello.” There’s a beautiful and powerful intention …

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