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Finding the meaning in video games: Yes, they have value beyond entertainment and self-improvementFinding the meaning in video games: Yes, they have value beyond entertainment and self-improvement

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Andy Robertson New art forms are polarizing. We love or hate Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde animals or Tracey Emin’s unmade bed but roundly understand that avant garde art has value, the artist trying to challenge us and make us think something. Video games draw similar fire. Detractors hem and haw that they’re all about shooting […]

Technology

How can you help push for fair trade cell phones?How can you help push for fair trade cell phones?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Bandi Mbubi has conflicting feelings about his cell phone. On the one hand, Mbubi — who fled his native country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as a student activist fearing for his safety — has seen firsthand the ability of cell phones to connect people in the formerly cut-off part of the world. In […]