What do some of the world’s greatest thinkers and doers think about collaboration and communities? We’ve compiled 5 interesting videos, so grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy.
New babies and work commitments have meant that this blog hasn’t been updated as much in the last couple of weeks. Normal service will resume tomorrow.
We’re testing out apture for this post. Click on the links and you should be able to see either a video, wikipedia entry or photograph. Here’s a brief description of the service from the apture site:
With just one line of code, publishers and bloggers can quickly and easily turn flat pages of text into a compelling multimedia experience. Apture gives content creators the power to find and incorporate relevant multimedia items directly into their pages. Readers can then access these items without ever leaving the page, providing them with a deeper and more meaningful web experience.
Let us know what you think. Do you like additional media being on the page or do you find it distracting?
Robert Wright: How cooperation (eventually) trumps conflict
Author Robert Wright explains “non-zero-sumness” — the network of linked fortunes and cooperation that has guided our evolution to this point — and how we can use it to help save humanity today.
Richard Baraniuk: Goodbye, textbooks; hello, open-source learning
Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo
Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them.
Howard Rheingold: Way-new collaboration
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action — and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
Deborah Gordon: How do ants know what to do?
With a dusty backhoe, a handful of Japanese paint markers and a few students in tow, Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert in search of keys to understanding complex systems.
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