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The 99 : when superheroes spread positive Islamic values !

 In a preview post, I published a video of Shereen El Feki speaking in a TED conference, video that I translated into French a couple of months ago.  In this conference, Shereen was talking about the Ninety Nine, a group of superheroes inspired by islamic values.

Now, it is Dr Naif Al-Mutawa himself who is the invited speaker of a new TED talk about his own creation.

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WikiLeaks : the information website under growing attacks

As I just finished a translation of a Julian Assange interview by TED.com  Chris Anderson, the information website is attracting more critics and attacks than ever.

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The future of science is already here… and mostly Asian!

A young genius

His name is Pranav Mistry and he is the perfect model of new stunningly brilliant Asian students who are busy reshaping our future.  He is currently studying in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT’s Media Lab.  Before joining MIT he worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. He received his Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay.

But, above all,  he is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the digital world.

And now, he is developing an unbelievable number of new projects like a programming language for children or sticky notes that are understood by your computer…  You can find all this on his website : www.pranavmistry.com

In this jaw-dropping video, he tells us how we use objects in the real world and how we can create bridges between the real world and objects and/or data from the numeric realms. And how he was led to create his strange but true invention…

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East vs. West — the myths that mystify

Devdutt Pattanaik is a self-taught mythologist.  He is currently Chief Belief Officer at Future Group in Mumbai.

In this video of a TED India Conference 2009, he is explaining how myths can shape our vision of THE World and My World and how we can understand each other.  Through the story of Alexander the Great and a gymnosophist, 326 years before Christ, he analyzes how their beliefs about life and death shaped their thoughts and feelings.  This is a great intercultural lesson with loads of humor…

But ancient myths can also provide resources to understand our modern world and the cultural conflicts that prevent business people around the world to work together…

Find more on Devdutt Pattanaik’s home page.