There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S. and beyond.
Nature laughs at us. But while we're mostly complaining about how cold and uncomfortable we are, some of us feel the brunt of the season. Hard. These people might just deserve a vacation before the rest of us.
By Co Hoedeman
Fait à partir d’un jeu de construction en bois, ce court métrage d’animation explore un monde imaginaire appartenant aux enfants. Une fille et un garçon s’amusent dans une ville de cubes, de cylindres et de cônes, qu’ils ont eux-mêmes bâtie. Surgit un dragon qui bouscule leurs blocs et dérange tout. Que faire et comment écarter l'intrus? Utilisant différentes astuces, ils réussiront à faire de leur ennemi leur meilleur partenaire. Film sans paroles.
First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.
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