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Connected but alone? Highlights from our Live Conversation with Sherry Turkle

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Connected but alone? Highlights from our Live Conversation with Sherry Turkle

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Yesterday, TED2012 speaker Sherry Turkle held a 1-hour Live Conversation around her new TEDTalk “Connected but alone?” She asked the TED.com community this question: “How has digital technology changed the kind of communications you have with your friends, family and coworkers?” Here are some highlights of the back-and-forth: Vanessa Borg : “Changes in digital technology has []

Catch up with the trending TED Conversations …

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Catch up with the trending TED Conversations …

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Among many TED Conversations, below we are highlighting some of the TED.com community’s most-discussed ones: Technology doesn’t create loneliness, it reveals it – Join the conversation here >> Willis Phu: “When relationships become out of balance, would technology really fill the void or is it a vapid substitution? Like Dr. Turkle stated, the fantasies of []

Using TED Conversations in the classroom

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Using TED Conversations in the classroom

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All semester, TED Fellow Nina Tandon has been using TED Conversations as part of her class in bioelectricity at Cooper Union. Yesterday in the TED offices, she hosted a Live TED Conversation to answer questions about using  TED Conversations in her class. Here are some highlights: Sarah Meyer:  So your students asked questions of the []

TED Conversations in the classroom

Education

TED Conversations in the classroom

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Can students learn better by sharing what they know? TED Fellow Nina Tandon believes in the power of sharing ideas and using TED Talks in her classroom. In addition to that, she is now using the TED Conversation platform in the Bioelectricity course that she’s currently teaching at Cooper Union in New York City. After []

SixthSense: Get the open-source code

Technology

SixthSense: Get the open-source code

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Two years ago, inventor Pranav Mistry demoed the SixthSense technology on the TED stage — and talked about open-sourcing the software behind it. SixthSense is a wearable interface that enables interaction between digital information and the physical world through hand gestures. (Watch his TEDTalk to see how it works.) As promised, Pranav and his team []

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@TEDMED: Catching up with Paul Stamets, mushroom innovator

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Yesterday at TEDMED, TEDTalks favorite Paul Stamets gave an emotional talk about new medical uses for mushrooms — including a variety that, he says, helped treat his mother’s cancer. Stamets spoke about powerful medical uses for mushrooms and their extracts, from anti-tuberculosis effects (Agarikon) to Cordyceps, a treasure trove of potential medicines, such as cyclosporine, []

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@TEDMED: Catching up with Catherine Mohr, robotic surgery expert

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Our content partner conference, TEDMED, is happening now in California. (Look for TEDMED video fresh from stage in the coming weeks!) TED’s own Nafissa Yakubova, is reporting from the conference; she caught a few minutes with TEDTalks star Catherine Mohr, who brings us up to date on robotic surgical innovations and her very green house []