The ebb and flow between nations: A recap of session 3 at TEDGlobal 2014

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The ebb and flow between nations: A recap of session 3 at TEDGlobal 2014

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Session 3 of TEDGlobal 2014 took a look at things thatmove across borders, from identity to violence, from money to music. Below, a recap of these moving talks. Filmmaker José Padilha, director of Elite Squad and the remake of RoboCop, talks about a new project about Friendship Bridge, which connects Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. A hotspot for violence, this slim arch []

The War on Drugs has got to end: Ethan Nadelmann speaks at TEDGlobal 2014

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The War on Drugs has got to end: Ethan Nadelmann speaks at TEDGlobal 2014

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“What has the War on Drugs done in the world?” asks Ethan Nadelmann, the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance. He namechecks just a few of its results: cartel violence in Central America, a ballooning global black market, packed prisons throughout the United States. “It’s like it’s my country’s history with alcohol prohibition and Al Capone times 50,” he []

Data becomes art in Julie Freeman’s “We Need Us”

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Data becomes art in Julie Freeman’s “We Need Us”

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. Artist Julie Freeman creates kinetic sculptures, compositions and animations from nature-generated data. Think: the motion of fish swimming, or the quiver of moths’ wings. This week, Freeman revealed a new piece of work from the TED Fellows stage. Called “We Need Us,” it’s an online, data-driven artwork that explores the nature of metadata. It’s now []

Technological hopes and fears: A recap of session 2 of TEDGlobal 2014

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Technological hopes and fears: A recap of session 2 of TEDGlobal 2014

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Technology fuels social movements and opens up opportunities for political change. But at the same time, technology can radically compromise our privacy. In Session 2, speakers explore both potentials, with surprising conclusions. Below, recaps of the talks in this session. In 2011, a single email launched a worldwide movement against wealth inequality. Yet three years on, Occupy hasn’t delivered on its utopian []

Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014

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Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014

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In 2011, a single email launched what became a worldwide movement calling out wealth inequality. Yet three years on, Occupy hasn’t delivered on its utopian promises. Why? In opening Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2014, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci talks about the shortcomings of social movements galvanized by social media. To be sure, online networks have had a profound []

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