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05:35 min 3. May 2013

Dark matter: The matter we can't see - James Gillies

a lecture in English

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The Greeks had a simple and elegant formula for the universe: just earth, fire, wind, and water. Turns out there's more to it than that -- a lot more. Visible matter (and that goes beyond the four Greek elements) comprises only 4% of the universe. CERN scientist James Gillies tells us what accounts for the remaining 96% (dark matter and dark energy) and how we might go about detecting it.

Lesson by James Gillies, animation by TED-Ed.

21:13 min 8. October 2013

Kristin Neff: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

a talk in English

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of the book "Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind" (William Morrow, 2011).

This talk is from the "Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion" conference on March 8, 2013. The Greater Good Science Center co-hosted this conference with Mindful magazine.

12:07 min 5. January 2006

Truth in Advertising

a mockumentary in English

A great story about how a marketing campaign is made. Speakers say what they think and not what they should say. You will like it. Very British Humor.

10:15 min 28. August 2014

SOMEBODY - Miu Miu Women's Tales #8

a narrative film in English


“Test my soil. Deeper.”

Have you ever found it impossible to say something, face to face, to someone you know, someone you love? The words just won’t come out? A new messaging service, SOMEBODY, by Miranda July could help. It’s the star of her film for Miu Miu Womens’ Tales, the eighth commission in the acclaimed short-film series by women directors who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century.

Jessica wants to tell Caleb she can’t be his girlfriend anymore. She opens up SOMEBODY, types in the heartbreaking message, and selects Paul from a list. Paul is in the park. Paul’s phone dings. He eyes Caleb having a picnic. Paul delivers the bad news—as Jessica. Eyes bawling. Arms flapping. Caleb is, devastated.

The SOMEBODY app then totally saves Yolanda and Blanca’s friendship, makes Jeffy’s marriage proposal to lonely Victoria, and initiates a curious ménage-a-trois between two prison workers and a parched potted plant named Anthony.

This latest addition to Womens’ Tales showcases Miranda July’s unique ability to capture the strange tenderness of contemporary relationships.

SOMEBODY takes our endless hunger for communication, technology, avatars and outsourcing, and blends it into what seems to be a surreal near-future — but it’s not. It’s right now. In close collaboration with Miu Miu, July worked with a team of developers to create this radical and complex app; when the movie ends we’re invited to visit somebodyapp.com to send or deliver our first message.

27:39 min 18. January 2012


an experimental film in English



17:37 min 20. April 2014

Lead Paint

a narrative film in English

Daniel's wife becomes a man-eating fertility Goddess while she's asleep.

03:09 min 26. May 2015

How Do Greenhouse Gases Actually Work?

a lecture in English

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06:12 min 10. October 2012


a narrative film in English


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Producer: H1 & Christopher Sewall
Manager: Scott Glassgold / Scott@groundcontrol-la.com

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16:47 min 23. April 2012

Radical Sincerity: Cheryl Strayed at TEDxConcordiaUPortland

a talk in English

The writing of award-winning author Cheryl Strayed has been described as courageous, gritty, elegant, precise, smart, funny, and sublime. She's a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, having written the critically acclaimed novel Torch, as well as articles for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Allure, Self, and many others. Most recently, however, she's been in the spotlight for her upcoming memoir, Wild, which is about her 1,100 mile solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. She walked the trail seeking forgiveness and hoping to find her "innocent self" again, yet what began as an "idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise," became something much greater. Through this journey, she found transcendence, hope, and healing. She confronted the wild and she confronted herself, ultimately finding the extraordinary in those things that we so often take for granted. Cheryl currently lives in Portland, Oregon where even indoors she continues to find meaning. Like her mother before her, she seems to "bring magic into every day." For instance, when we asked her what she believes is the most extraordinary place in the world, she had this to say: "My bed at six-thirty in the morning, after my two children have crammed themselves in beside me and my husband and our cat, Gulla. Because real, live, wild love is there. And what's more extraordinary than that?" Wild comes out in March 2012, and beyond that Cheryl plans to continue growing as an artist. Her hope is that her next book "always reaches further, dives deeper, and risks bolder than the one that came before it."

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

12:48 min 2. January 2015

Mr. Smith

a documentary in English

Matt Smith's hopes of becoming a professional footballer were crushed when his English club released him as a teenager. Ten years later, on the other side of the world, Smith gets another chance to realise his dream.

* Broadcast on Fox Sports Australia * Shortlisted: Football Film Festival * Featured on Film Shortage *
* Featured on The World Game * Featured on FourFourTwo Australia *

A short documentary by Jeremy Santolin

Interview with the director: http://www.fourfourtwo.com/au/news/former-roar-captain-mr-smith-celebrated

Shot on a Panasonic AF-100 with Voigtlander primes, edited on Adobe Premiere CC.

23:22 min 26. September 2011


a report in English

American Juggalo is a look at the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos.

We went to The Gathering of the Juggalos and let the Juggalos speak their minds.

I hope you enjoy it.

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06:07 min 7. April 2014

Rise of the Patent Troll: An "Everything is a Remix" Special Presentation

a lecture in English

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Illustration by Sam Kalda

Animation by Louis Wesolowsky

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02:23 min 12. February 2016

What the Internet (and Selfies) Reveal About Our Self-Obsession

a talk in English

When Copernicus put the sun at the center of the solar system in 1543 instead of the Earth, it dealt a major blow to the self-esteem of people who needed to be at the center of it all. Keen is the author of "The Internet is Not the Answer" (http://goo.gl/GO418Z).

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Transcript - The contemporary Internet is based on a fundamental lie. We all are told that it’s social. We’re all told that it allows connectivity, allows us to create community. But the reverse is actually true. It’s atomizing us. It’s not creating real community. It’s actually separating us from people of different opinions of different cultures. It’s increasingly an echo chamber effect where we’re only ever connected with people who agree with us in the first place. But even more troubling, these social networks aren’t really social. They’re platforms for the self. They’re platforms for us to build brands. The clearest manifestation of this is our obsession with the selfie. The selfie becomes the cultural form of the Internet. Wherever we go we picture ourself in front of mausoleums, in front of – as I say in the book in front of people committing suicide at Auschwitz. At every imaginable place in spite of all the bad taste associated with it we are, in our minds at least, our deluded minds, the center of our universe.

I argue again in terms of progress that we’ve gone back to a pre-Copernican understanding of the universe where everything revolves around us. There’s nothing social about that. And the end consequence is twofold. Firstly we’re making complete fools of ourselves. That narcissism, that indulgence is embarrassing. And in the long run we’re going to regret it both as a species and individually. When we look back at those absurd photos of ourself where we’re shamelessly exposing our own self-importance we’re going to be severely embarrassed by it. But secondly it also reflects the reality of the Internet. It’s about the individual, it’s not about the social. And the Internet is alienating, isolating, fragmenting ourselves. It’s weakening community. That’s, of course, the reason why it hasn’t generated real political movements. It creates explosions, the Arab Spring, Occupy, but no legacy, no political parties, no movements, no real foundations of political change.

05:44 min 9. January 2015

Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre

a documentary in English

In this short documentary filmed at Charlie Hebdo in 2006, cartoonists and editors design a satirical front page image of Muhammad.

Produced by: Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard

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