Posts Tagged ‘videos’

China’s Cities Devour Farms

December 6, 2017

“Village in the City,” a short documentary by Tom Ford of BAMM about urbanization in Guangzhou, China.

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The Physics of Swan Lake’s Spinning Ballerina

December 4, 2017

The ballerina portraying Swan Lake‘s enchantress Odile must execute 32 fouetté turns seamlessly, without pause. How does she do that? Physics. A TED-Ed lesson by Arleen Sugano and Andrew Laws; animation by Dancing Line Productions.

More:

“Swan Lake,’ and Its 32 Fouettés,” Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

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Zero

December 1, 2017

Zero is not … nothing. If fact, it’s really something. A Royal Institution video, illustrated by Andrew Khosravani and narrated by Hannah Fry.

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The High Cost of Free Parking

December 1, 2017

Will Chilton and Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab explain how the cities we live in are shaped by the way we get around them (more here).

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Where do ideas come from?

November 30, 2017

“Where do ideas come from?” Innovators tell us. Directed by Andrew Norton.

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How to Win Over Republicans On Renewable Energy

November 27, 2017

Gun-totin,’ Trump-votin’ Tea-Party environmental activist Debbie Dooley:  “If you think fossil fuel is not damaging the environment, pull your car in a garage, start up your engine, and inhale the exhaust fumes for a few minutes and see what happens.”

Ms. Dooley runs Conservatives for Energy Freedom, and advocates for the expansion of renewable energy. She explains how to explain renewable energy to her fellow conservatives: “If you lead off with climate change, they’re not going to pay a bit of attention to anything else you say.”

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The U.S. Justice System Is Rigged Against the Poor

November 20, 2017

Every year 600,000 Americans leave prison after serving their debt to society, but they’re still not free. Wes Caines explains.

Video produced by Brooklyn Defender Services; illustrated by Molly Crabapple.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Motherhood

November 6, 2017

Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, she spent much of her legal career advocating for women’s rights. In this interview with Ryan Park she describes attending law school in the 1950s with a 14-month-old baby at home, and how some of her career success is due to her husband’s flexibility and the experience of being a mother. Video animated and directed by Jackie Lay.

More:

“What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad,” Ryan Park, The Atlantic

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How Tax Breaks Help the Rich

November 3, 2017

“The gap between the rich and the poor in America looks more like developing countries than other Western nations.” A Vox explainer.

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China Claims the Southern Sea

October 31, 2017

China is building islands in international waters, and claims they’re not military platforms, despite the weapons emplacements.

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