Quinn Norton discusses a future of education that addresses the as yet unknown needs of the future rather than one that continues to be built on twentieth century institutions. This in the context of current self-organized communities online and off, such as Anonymous and Burning Man. Well worth the time.
DJ and social commentator Jay Smooth lays out some history behind the early hip-hop movement that might provide insight for activists of the current generation. His thoughts are, as always, insightful and entertaining, and apply to any area where greater awareness of pushback due to generational differences might be of use.
Glenn Greenwald puts the implications of government surveillance in context and explains why privacy matters even when a person is not doing anything wrong.
Emma Watson announces a campaign to end gender inequality called He for She and expresses a passionate explanation and advocacy for feminism.
From a 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College by David Foster Wallace, this meditation on coping with the annoyances of life is well worth 9 minutes.
A fascinating and very visual talk built around the idea that “creators need an immediate connection to what they create”. The example offered is around visual programming and immediate feedback, an idea which was foundational to the “interactive playground” announced for future Apple programming tools.
This is the original Inbox Zero concept as described in a talk given to Google by the originator, Merlin Mann. Inbox Zero is productivity concept for staying in control of your email and your attention.