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How compassionate architecture can create dignity for all

How compassionate architecture can create dignity for all

VIDEO: This video takes to task the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people feel valued, respected, honoured and seen. The speaker, John Cary, calls for architects and designers to expand their ranks and commit to serving the public good, not just the privileged few. "Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a questions of aesthetics," he says. "They literally shape our ideas about who we are in the world and what we deserve." SOURCE: TED ...
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The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

VIDEO: Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. SOURCE: TED via YouTube ...
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Visual intelligence: what you don't see is as important as what you see

Visual intelligence: what you don’t see is as important as what you see

VIDEO: Visual intelligence is the concept that we see more than we can process and it's the idea of thinking about what we see, taking in the information and what do we really need to live our lives more purposefully and do our jobs more effectively. In this video, the speaker Amy Herman shows us the importance of considering what is missing in the images we see as much as what is present. SOURCE: Big Think via YouTube ...
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The urgent need for managing our Earth as a common resource

The urgent need for managing our Earth as a common resource

VIDEO: We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global commons, that are vital for our survival. In an eye-opening talk about the wellness of the planet, Ishii outlines four economic systems we need to change to safeguard the global commons, making the case for a new kind of social contract with the earth. SOURCE: TED ...
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Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

VIDEO: When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by a behavioural and learning scientist, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. This talk explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm. SOURCE: TED ...
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What is a “red herring”: pitfalls in critical thinking

What is a “red herring”: pitfalls in critical thinking

VIDEO: This video introduces you to the “red herring”: a rhetorical device and fallacy that is often difficult to spot. A red herring occurs when something is introduced to an argument that misleads or distracts from the relevant issue. This presentation walks us through the rhetorical device and shows us how to avoid committing a fallacy. SOURCE:Wireless Philosophy via YouTube ...
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The history of human emotions

The history of human emotions

VIDEO: The words we use to describe our emotions affect how we feel, and they've often changed (sometimes very dramatically) in response to new cultural expectations and ideas. Take nostalgia, for instance: first defined in 1688 as an illness and considered deadly, today it's seen as a much less serious affliction. In this fascinating talk about the history of emotions, learn more about how the language we use to describe how we feel continues to evolve -- and pick up some new words used in different cultures to capture those fleeting feelings in words. SOURCE: TED ...
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Why should you read Charles Dickens?

Why should you read Charles Dickens?

VIDEO: The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognisable figures from the work of Charles Dickens. But what are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special? SOURCE: TED-Ed via YouTube ...
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