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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize -- much less cultivate -- the talents of many brilliant people. "We are educating people out of their creativity," Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. A typical review: "If you have not yet seen Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk, please stop whatever you're doing and watch it now."

Video: www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/66
 
 

Sergey Brin and Larry Page on Google

Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Inside the Google machine

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin offer a peek inside the Google machine, sharing tidbits about international search patterns and the philanthropic Google Foundation project (which soon became Google.org). They talk about how their shared Montessori background led to the company's "20 Percent Time" policy, which is directly responsible for success stories such as Google News and AdSense. Google's dedication to innovative thinking and employee happiness is behind everything from the offices' specially soundproofed projectors (which make it much easier to follow what's being said in meetings) to the company's thematically rotating logo.

Video:  www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/118
 
 

Larry Lessig says the law is strangling creativity

Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, following this elegant presentation of three stories and an argument. The Net's most adored lawyer brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the "ASCAP cartel" to build a case for creative freedom. He pins down the key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws, and reveals how bad laws beget bad code. Then, in an homage to cutting-edge artistry, he throws in some of the most hilarious remixes you've ever seen.

Video: www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/187
 

Charles Leadbeater on innovation

Charles Leadbeater: The rise of the amateur professional

In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't. He describes the rising role of serious amateurs ("Pro-Ams," as he calls them) through the story of the mountain bike.

Video: www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/63
 
 

Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales: How a ragtag band created Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating, and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished encyclopedia of the future. Here, he explains how the collaborative approach works, and why it succeeds. Along the way, he debunks some controversies, explains the "neutral point-of-view policy" and why it is non-debatable; and details the Wikipedia governance model: a democracy with a bit of aristocracy and some monarchy thrown in.

Video: www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/37
 
 

Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning

Richard Baraniuk: Goodbye, textbooks; hello, open-source learning

What if Napster stocked textbooks? Engineering professor Richard Baraniuk talks about his vision for Connexions, an open-source system that lets teachers share digital texts and course materials, modify them and give them to their students -- all free, thanks to Creative Commons licensing.

Video: www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/25
 
 

Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture

Cameron Sinclair: TED Prize wish: Open-source architecture to house the world

Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. The motto of his group, Architecture for Humanity, is "Design like you give a damn." Using a litany of striking examples, he shows how AFH has helped find creative solutions to humanitarian crises all over the globe. Sinclair then outlines his TED Prize wish: to create a global open-source network that will let architects and communities share and build designs to house the world.

Video: www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/54