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Designing cities for sustainability, resilience and happiness – Paulina Lis at TEDx San Diego 2017

Paulina begins her talk with a quote from Jane Jacobs’ book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, “cities provide for everyone when they are created by everyone.” The book is a critique of 1950’s urban planning policy, which holds responsible for the decline of many city neighborhoods in the United States. Going against […]

Redefining what is humanely possible with augmented reality – Brian Mullins at TEDx San Diego 2017

Brian Mullins begins this moving talk by revealing that human beings are programmed to accepting limiting beliefs. We hear things all the time such as, “you’re not smart enough,” or, “that’s not realistic,” or, “you need more experience for that.” He argues that these limiting beliefs are not real, and that they are motivated by […]

Rethinking America’s talent crisis – Mary Walshok at TEDxSanDiego 2017

During this noteworthy talk, Mary Walshok makes the important distinction that in the world today, we undervalue skilled labor and overvalue academia. She begins by sharing that when she was child, classes like wood shop were mandatory, so that students could learn actual skills that would apply to actual jobs. She argues that we need […]