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In this talk Sherry Turkle does an amazing job tackling the issues surrounding our love for and attachment to technology.
Turkle is a professor in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

I am guilty of all the things she describes, I love my screens and often feel that they cause me to avoide reflection. In this talk she says “you end up feeling isolated if you don’t cultivate the capacity to feel solitude…” I think the “capacity to feel solitude” is something so incredibly valuable…

Read more about Sherry and watch the talk over at TED HERE!

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History of Earth in 24 hours (via curiosity counts)

January 10, 2012 //

Humans enter the picture at 11:58:43…

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Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

October 26, 2011 //

“We don’t choose between experiences, we choose between the memories of experiences…” Daniel Kahneman gives an incredible TED talk on “how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently.”

See the TED talk HERE and read some more insight on this over at Brain Pickings HERE!

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Is That A Fish In Your Ear? (by David Bellos) – Using translation as a lens on empathy in the human experience

October 12, 2011 //

In Is That a Fish in Your Ear?: Translation and the Meaning of Everything by Princeton professor David Bellos explores the mystery of how we come to understand what someone else means, using translation as a lens on empathy in the human experience. Wish-listed!

See more about this book HERE!

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