A world of data

(originally posted on ideas.ted.com) What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is — a connected, ever-changing and fascinating place in which we all belong. You'll never look … Leggi tutto A world of data

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Who am I?

Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it’s probably fitting that to demonstrate the complexity, the Greek historian Plutarch used the story of a ship. Amy … Leggi tutto Who am I?

DiCaprio, Before the Flood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90CkXVF-Q8M National Geographic ha scelto di rendere disponibile il docufilm con Leonardo DiCaprio al mondo intero. Guarda ora Before The Flood in streaming su Mondofox.it E’ il momento di mettere da parte le reticenze, le scuse, le infinite ricerche. Rappresentiamo l’ultima speranza della Terra. È nostro dovere proteggerla, o per noi e per tutte le forme … Leggi tutto DiCaprio, Before the Flood

nature by numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkGeOWYOFoA For centuries, artists and architects have used some well-known geometrical and mathematical formulas to guide their work: The Fibonacci Series and Spiral, The Golden and Angle Ratios, The Delauney Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations, etc. These formulas have a reality beyond the minds of mathematicians. They present themselves in nature, and that’s what a Spanish … Leggi tutto nature by numbers

La prossima dittatura.

Here is a rare 1958 interview from the author of "Brave New World". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TQZ-2iMUR0

The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQv6nEp59x0 Recent research, published in the journal Scientific Nature Data, transcribed and geocoded nearly 6,000 years (from 3700BC to AD2000) of human population data. The report provides a gargantuan resource for scholars hoping to better understand how and why cities rise and fall – and allowed blogger Max Galka to map the changes on a his … Leggi tutto The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation

The British empiricism: Locke, Berkeley and Hume

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0gm8bivQT4 (originally posted by Sharon Anne Thomas) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C-s4JrymKM originally posted by CrashCourse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS52H_CqZLE originally posted by The School of Life   (if needed, here is another explanation, this time in italian)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRuVlM4FAyg originally posted by antonio lionello

Can you really choose?

  (ClilPhilosophy n.3) #. Intro: 1. Free will and determinism read the comic below and discuss: what do you think? watch this video, taking some note of the main concepts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS8rSJr9bhI Comment and discuss. Homework: draw a mindmap of the free will VS determinism debate. 2. Is Free will an illusion? Read the article by Shaun Nichols http://www.scientificamerican.comLeggi tutto Can you really choose?

Are you happy to choose?

(ClilPhilosophy n.1) #. Intro (15): Freedom makes us happy? What is the relationship between our possibility to choose from different options and our real wellness? The question is only apparently a rhetorical one. It is a fact that, from the little things of our daily shopping to the big choice of everybody's life, every single choice bring … Leggi tutto Are you happy to choose?

What are gravitational waves

About a hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, but until now, they were undetectable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N4QyTYJaEQ http://graphics8.nytimes.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000004200661