1. Sherry Turkle on Being Alone Together


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    If you think a lot of people are looking down these days, it’s because they are. We often see people focused so intensely on the latest text or tweet coming from their smartphone, that they seem virtually oblivious to the world around them. This week, Bill talks to MIT professor Sherry Turkle, who has studied our relationship with technology for over three decades, about what this constant engagement means for our culture and our society. Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, says our devices are not only changing the way we communicate and interact with each other, but also who we are as human beings. "What concerns me as a developmental psychologist is watching children grow in this new world where being bored is something that never has to be tolerated for a moment," Turkle tells Moyers. "Everyone is always having their attention divided between the world of people [they're] with and this "other" reality."

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    • Breaktime


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      Gangpol & Mit / 2009

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      • Chomsky: Palestine and the region in the Obama era: the emerging framework.


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        The Imperial College Political Philosophy Society, in association with Palestine societies at UCL, SOAS, Goldsmiths, LSE, Imperial and Kings, proudly present one of the greatest political philosophers of all time: MIT Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky, for what could be his last trip to London.

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        • Amsterdam SMS messages on New Years Eve


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          Video capture of SMS visualization tool looking at the city of Amsterdam on New Years Eve. Data from KPN Telcom. Project with MIT Senseable City Lab and Current City.

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          • SCHWANS


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            • Finding a better way for computers to "see"


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              A ResearchCast about our work building biologically-inspired vision systems See the following links for more info: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1000579 http://www.rowland.harvard.edu/rjf/cox Special thanks to Jarasa Kanok for script assistance, and Jonathan Jarvis (http://jonathanjarvis.com) for visual stylistic inspiration.

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              • UNDERWATER DREAMS - Trailer - 2-2014


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                UNDERWATER DREAMS, narrated by Michael Peña, and written and directed by Mary Mazzio, chronicles the true story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build underwater robots. And go up against MIT in the process. This is how it transpired. Two energetic high school computer science teachers, on a whim, decided to enter their high school, a Title I school where most of the students live in poverty, into a sophisticated underwater robotics competition sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and NASA, among others. Only four boys signed up for the competition.But once assembled, with enthusiasm and verve, they called oceanic engineers and military contractors for design help. They were advised that their underwater robot would require glass syntactic flotation foam. But short on money, all they could afford was PVC pipe from Home Depot. And duct tape. After a few test runs of their PVC and duct-taped robot, the team was confident that they would not come in last at the event, so they all piled into a beat up van to head to the venue for the competition. The boys entered the main pool area, seeing college teams in matching gear, with robots sponsored by the likes of Exxon Mobil. On the first run, the PVC did not hold up. The robot leaked. And sunk. The boys put their heads together and hilariously came up with a brilliant solution. 12 hours later, armed with 8 super-plus tampons to plug the leak in the mechanical housing, the PVC robot was lowered into the pool again – but this time, performed admirably. Fast forward to a shocking result. This rag-tag high school team of undocumented Mexican boys did what no one thought was possible. This competition, however, was only the beginning. These boys began a legacy that could not have been imagined. A legacy which inspired the next generation of students that science and technology might be a pathway forward. A legacy which inspired the next generation of students to solve problems. And to have a voice. (Many of these engineering students have become activists and community leaders, particularly around (a) teaching younger middle school students about technology, and (b) the Dream Act.) Narrated by Michael Peña. Written and Directed by Mary Mazzio. Executive Producers: Jackie Bezos, Mike Bezos, Laurie Tisch, Mike Pascucci, Hope Pascucci, Michael Peña, Christine Vachon, Jeb Bush, Jr., Sarah Lenti. Funded by The Bezos Family Foundation and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, with additional support from Babson College, the Virginia Piper Charitable Trust and others.

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                • WILD CHAIR VIDEO


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                  • Pink Shorts


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                    Jacob Sharpe's first foray into the world of ball juggling videos. Shot and edited by Nate Sharpe.

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                    • Type Fluid Experiment "R"


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                      We're glad to announced the release of the complete set set of the "Type Fluid", an exciting experimentation project done through the labs of Skyrill.com!

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