Videos about Technology & Design
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Rebel Architecture (2014)
A six-part documentary series from Al Jazeera profiling architects who are using design as a form of activism and resistance to tackle the world's urban, environmental and social crises. The series follows architects from Vietnam, Nigeria, Spain, Pakistan, Israel/Occupied...
Do You Worry that Screen-Based Electronics Are Rewiring Your Brain?
Perhaps you should; because they certainly are. But will the changes mean generations plagued with attention disorders and poor social skills or will it boost creativity? Narrated by Gillian Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton.
Wayward Nation: The New American Dream Is Hacked
The team hits Madison, WI and meets Chris Meyer, creator of Hackerspace Sector 67. It's a co-working community of inventors, tinkerers, hackers...nerds. They embrace the guys and set the challenge of the week: a science fair! They split into teams and spend the next 48 hours...
CITIZENFOUR (2014)
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass...
Human Universe: From Apeman To Spaceman
Beginning in Ethiopia, Professor Brian Cox discovers how the universe played a key role in our ascent from apeman to spaceman by driving the expansion of our brains. But big brains alone did not get us to space. To reveal what did, Brian heads out of Africa to the ancient...
This Machine Kills Secrets
WHAT IS THE MACHINE THAT KILLS SECRETS? WikiLeaks brought to light a new form of whistle-blowing, using powerful cryptographic code to hide leakers' identities while they spill the private data of government agencies and corporations. This Machine Kills Secrets By Andy...
Neil Turok - The Universe Within
"My goal is to get people thinking and trying to wrap their heads around the amazing things that have been achieved and to dream about what will be achieved."
Al Gore Finds Hope in Local Climate Action - Keynote Speech at UNDP Equator Prize 2014
Al Gore delivers a rousing closing address at the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize 2014 on Monday September 22 in New York. Speaking candidly and from the heart, Gore calls on individuals, businesses and governments alike, to find inspiration in the...
Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?
Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me. By Prince Ea Download This Spoken Word Now: https://princeea.bandcamp.com/track/c...
Rap News 28: The Singularity
Today we travel into the pure world of sci-fi to investigate the much vaunted, mysterious potential future event known as 'The Singularity'. What will a machine consciousness mean for humanity? What are the ethical, political, military and philosophical implications of strong...
Humans Need Not Apply
Will robots take most of our jobs in the next several years? The film depicts the changes in the economy, technology and human labour. With trends in automation and the rise in unemployment and homelessness, it is more imperative than ever that we work towards a Universal...
Visionary Art
A Visionary Art Interactive experience featuring 36 world famous visionary artists. Download the app. This project has been initiated to empower a new culture that broadens our perspective towards the world with respect to Art, Spirituality, Metaphysics, Science, History.
Hackers Are The Internet's Immune System
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to...
The Singapore Vertical-Farms That Herald An Agricultural Revolution
In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents. "Can we supply enough food for everyone on the planet?" is a question...
Christie Walk: A Piece Of Ecocity (2011)
A Piece of Ecocity is an inspiring 2-part film about one of the only inner-city eco-housing projects in the world. It is a great example of what could be possible everywhere.  Part 1 is an introductory 10 minute overview which outlines the multiple community and...
Reset The Net
Fight for our Future has launched a "Reset The Net Campaign" for June 5th, 2014.
Solar Roads:  The Future of the Highway & the Next Energy Revolution
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. They have a IndieGoGo funding campaign active through May 31st...
Sen. Al Franken: Comcast-Time Warner merger "would be bad for consumers"
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on the proposed merger by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Franken discusses the problems with the proposed merger and online privacy.
Bill Moyers Essay: What Happened to Obama's Promised Net Neutrality? (2014)
Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that's before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC.
Bringing It Home: a Documentary about Industrial Hemp (trailer)
Hemp is a misunderstood plant with compelling benefits for healthy homes, food, farmers, job creation and our environment. Industrial hemp is non-psychoactive and grown in thirty other nations but currently U.S. farmers are prohibited from this economic opportunity.
State of Surveillance: Police, Privacy and Technology
"State of Surveillance" examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools. Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime.
Exposed: How Google, Apple & the Biggest Tech Companies Colluded to Fix Wages
Exclusive: Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames describes how his team uncovered secret internal memos between dozens of tech companies to fix wages for more than a million employees
Remote Control Cockroaches & Invisible Cloaks with Lee Camp | Think Tank
Abby Martin speaks with comedian and host of Lee Camp's Moment of Clarity web series, Lee Camp, going over several mind blowing technologies, including remote control cockroaches and a real invisibility cloak. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://fb.me/BreakingTheSet FOLLOW Abby...
Bambitat For Humanity -- Disaster Relief In The Philippines
Soon after the destruction of typhoon Yolanda last November 2013, industrial designer Joshua Doolittle came to the Philippines to promote bamboo as a post-disaster rebuild strategy. Along with the help of willing locals, Doolittle designed and built an impressively simple...
How the Government Manipulates Your Thoughts Online | Big Brother Watch
Abby Martin talks about journalist Glenn Greenwald's report regarding the intelligence community's use of subversive and manipulative online tactics to destroy the reputations of businesses and individuals.
Workers of the World... Relax!
A philosophical treatise against the practice of forced labor for income. An abridged reading of 'The Abolition of Work' by Bob Black. Part 2 is the full audio-narrated text of Bob Black's essay, without music. Read the full, unedited essay available here. Please consider...
His Death Wasn't Just A Tragedy, It Was A Product Of A Criminal Justice System
The chances are you never met Aaron Swartz, the man/social justice fighter/Internet genius, but he fought for you — yes, you, sitting there in front of your computer screen or phone — for a free and open Internet. Aaron fought tirelessly against dangerous Internet bills...
Freenet? (trailer)
Who rules the web, in whose interests and with what consequences? How free are we really to access content? Or to have privacy? What human rights are compromised when the inherent democratic structure of the Internet is under attack? And who guarantees every citizen's right...
Wake Up Call: End the Nightmare of Consumption
Hidden beneath sleek, space-age screens and shining metal, the true cost of our gadgets lurks unseen… Have you ever felt like we're living through a nightmare of consumption? That you wish you could un-hook yourself and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and...
Simple Sustainable Off-Grid Living: How To Build A Solar Cabin For $2,000
This is a general overview of how to built a 14x14 solar cabin for under $2000. For complete step-by-step directions, videos, and more project plans including how to install solar power, drill your own well, build a composting toilet and more please visit the Simple Solar...
The NSA and Surveillance Made Simple
Confused about the NSA revelations? Do you wonder how this affects you? Why spies have been monitoring Facebook, Gmail and Skype? And even if we are being watched online, how does that affect what we do online? These are some of the questions raised by this short...
Will Work For Free (2013)
Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. This work is protected under fair use and will always be free. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willworkforfree For information on RBE(Resource-Based Economy)...
TPP: The Biggest Threat to the Internet You've Probably Never Heard Of
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms. For more information and to find out how you can take action, visit...
Designing Healthy Communities
Designing Healthy Communities is a 4 part series and companion book that takes a comprehensive look at the impact America’s built environment has on public health, and at the people and communities working to turn things around through innovative solutions. Many of today’s...
What Most Schools Don't Teach
Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools.
Passive House: A Building Revolution
48% of all CO2 generated and energy consumed in the U.S. is from the construction and operation of buildings. Most climate scientists agree that CO2 emissions must be reduced 80% by 2050 to help stabilize the earth’s climate. Passive House is a new building standard for...
Ctrl! Halt! Del? (2013)
A case study of the proposed ban on violent pornography in Iceland. Submitted as minor thesis for the MSc Equality Studies in the School of Social Justice, UCD. The thesis question is to determine if the threat to internet freedom is warranted in Iceland's efforts to ban...
I Forgot My Phone
We all do it. But this video makes me want to do it a little less.
Barrett Brown: 100 Years in Prison for Posting a Link?
Abby Martin talks in depth about the curious case of Barrett Brown, the hacktivist/journalist who is facing 105 years in prison for posting a link.
The Spark | A Groundbreaking Documentary
THE SPARK is a documentary about a genius technologist and a rebel educator, two pioneers from opposite spectrums with one goal in common: Build a sustainable community. Can two men driven by determination overcome global challenges to change the world? Share and like, if...
Surviving Progress (2011)
Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired Surviving Progress, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by...
PressPausePlay (2011)
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a...
Solutionism
Matt calls himself a designer and in three, extraordinarily compact minutes he explains the various levels of what "design" actually means. Hsiao-Yen Jones constructs a striking, visually layered representation of Matt's explanation and makes connections to the inner and...
Culture In Decline #4: The War on Nature
In this episode, Peter Joseph investigates the nature of War and human conflict; the White House declares War On Nature itself; a french chef prepares an international delicacy for the kids; Louie the Logic Gremlin returns to piss everyone off and our Man on the Street gets...
The Internet is Closing Down (2012)
"We live in the feudalism era of the digital age" Why does copyright exist? Who is actually affected by piracy? Why do we feel like criminals when we go online? Culture has become collaborative and creativity defines the new generation. We have something very important to...
Thinking Cities, Networked Society (2012)
The film deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology is...
Janine Benyus: Nature's 100 Best Solutions
The brilliant naturalist, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, and founder of the Biomimicry Institute, Janine Benyus, reminds us that our prime directive as living beings is to seek to create conditions conducive to life. What are Nature's 100 Best...
Peter Diamandis: The Future is Getting Better at an Extraordinary Rate
Do you often ask yourself if the future is getting better?! Well, Peter Diamandis is one of those people who believe that not only is it getting better all the time but also that it is happening at a truly extraordinary pace. Want to find out more about Peter argument? Check...
Open-Sourced Blueprints for Civilization
Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an...
Controlling the web (2012)
In January 2012, two controversial pieces of legislation were making their way through the US Congress. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, were meant to crack down on the illegal sharing of digital media. The bills were drafted...