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Ani O'Neill at Starkwhite

Ani O'Neill at Starkwhite
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Located on Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Starkwhite offers a programme of solo and group shows by represented and guest artists, along with independently curated exhibitions. The gallery is... >>>

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery
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Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, is New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience. Four floors of exhibitions, right in the heart of Auckland city. The perfect place... >>>

Yogyakarta Wall Art

Yogyakarta Wall Art
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The strong nationalism and artistic talent of this city’s young people is reflected in these murals that appeared all over the on the eve of the 73 year celebration of Indonesia... >>>

Art is a selfie background

Art is a selfie background
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Art, formerly considered an high end cultural extravaganza, is now entering a new perception phase. Forget the eye opening art-critic comment, the interview with author, the art piece... >>>

A nomadic Life

A nomadic Life
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As an old tradition, Khampas from all over the Tibetan Plateau come to celebrate The Litang Horse Festival every August in Litang County, Sichuan province, China. >>>

Products are people

Products are people
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Products are people and they're looking at me. – Anthropomorphism, the innate human tendency to attribute human or human-like characteristics, motives and behaviours to non-human forms,... >>>

Paradise Garbage

Paradise Garbage
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In Bali, as tourism grown more and more every year, the trash at the Suwung Waste Disposal Area is a mountain of rubbish that dominates the landscape. 30 Hectares site, with some hills... >>>

Burning trash

Burning trash
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I had always thought that's just the poor people who clean their yard by burning the rubbish, but I had to change my mind. I spoke recently with a rich kid from an high status family in... >>>

Understanding emotions

Understanding emotions
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So what are emotions, really? Well, strap on your seat belt, because emotions are guesses. They are guesses that your brain constructs in the moment where billions of brain cells are... >>>

Better conversation

Better conversation
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Buddha said, and I'm paraphrasing, 'If your mouth is open, you're not learning'. And Calvin Coolidge said 'No man ever listened his way out of a job'. I came to realise that conversational... >>>

Wisdom of mud buildings

Wisdom of mud buildings
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There are a lot of resources given by nature for free, all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to... >>>

Hallucinating all the time

Hallucinating all the time
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'We're all hallucinating all the time, including right now. It's just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.' According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, when we... >>>

Don’t believe in beliefs

Don’t believe in beliefs
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When mystery presents itself people want answers. And when there are none, they cling to beliefs. As the function of a belief is to provide simple answers to the deepest of questions,... >>>

Perception deceives us

Perception deceives us
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Our perception deceives us. We awake in the morning feeling still, as we look out the window to see a tiny looking sun rising in the sky. We walk outside and the ground looks flat. And as... >>>

Treasures of Meaning

Treasures of Meaning
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The concept of meaning starts with emptiness. It is like an empty bowl. You may fill an empty bowl with whatever you may wish – whether it be rice, fruit or soup – and yet it is impartial... >>>

The cow is not your mom

The cow is not your mom
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Rarely you find witty sharp humour, meaningful content and globally important issues all included into an artist work. Melinda has definitely something to say. Her awesome illustrations... >>>

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita
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We all stick to habits we have developed while growing up. I doesn't matter if those routines are not appropriate anymore. We also describe things mostly only as we have been told to call... >>>

Economics for everyone

Economics for everyone
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Illustrated here by Andrew Park, Ha-Joon Chang explains why every single person can and should get their head around basic economics. He pulls back the curtain on the often mystifying... >>>

There is a beginning

There is a beginning
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Zhuang Zhou, often written Chuang Tzu, known for Zhuangzi was an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th century BC. He is credited with writing the Zhuangzi book, which... >>>

How to grow fresh air!

How to grow fresh air!
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Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air. >>>

Motivations not cash!

Motivations not cash!
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What motivate us? This inspiring illustrated talk inquiries how motivations drive our everyday actions and work. Adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, this video illustrates some hidden... >>>

Seeds, grow forests & food

Seeds, grow forests & food
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How big is yourself? In these 3 projects the concept of togetherness and self is fully blended. The following 3 examples, on food and the ecosystem topic, show a new social math! >>>

Thinking out of the box

Thinking out of the box
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Pranav Mistry is a real source of inspirations for his 'Thinking out of the box'. Inventor of SixthSense, Pranav Mistry, here at TedIndia demos several tools that help the physical world... >>>

Dead coral

Dead coral
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An amazing variety of forms and shapes washed ashore during high tides. Once alive and full of colours, when dead corals slowly turn to white. >>>

Building smart

Building smart
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Through his firm, Kéré Architecture, Kéré focuses on using local building materials and techniques in a modern way, to redefine and redesign the enviroment. In Burkina Faso, that means... >>>

what on earth did I just witness?

what on earth did I just witness?
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Chinese animation artist Ray Lei, 26-year-old, has already hit International Animation Festival shows few times with his interesting multimedia works. >>>

Hanging out

Hanging out
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A suspension is the act of suspending a human body from hooks that have been put through body piercings. These piercings are temporary and are performed just prior to the actual... >>>

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals
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In the past ten years, the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken more than 6 million lives. It is a conflict that still has not ended, taking 45,000 lives a month, 1,500 lives... >>>

Google Encrypted Search

Google Encrypted Search
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Your internet service provider can actually look at what you are searching. Do you want to stop this? Now you can... >>>

About Fumes

About Fumes
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Fumes started as an art project. Two photographers searching for new ways to communicate ideas, Fumes, through visual media. A metaphor to play with, delivering ideas via images. >>>