Human

At a time of such rapid change, what it means to be human is constantly being questioned and re-evaluated. With more time spent communicating via screens and less time spent on human to human interaction than ever before, the very basis of humanity is shifting. What does it mean to be a human in the…

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Adaptation: TED Radio Hour

Adaptation has to be the answer when we can’t stop the constant change around us. In this episode of TED Radio Hour, we hear how “re-purposing the brain” can drive product development, personal survival and societal shifts. NPR hosts several TED speakers to find out what inspired their talks on adaptation as not simply a reflex…

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Auschwitz Survivor Eva Schloss Recorded In Virtual Reality

We came across a video on the BBC website, documenting how Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss’s story has been preserved through virtual reality. This is a fascinating example of how human memories can be documented and accessed using new technologies and how these technologies can better help generations to come to empathise with and understand important experiences…

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Musician Who Lost His Arm Can Play Piano Again With This Insanely Cool Prosthetic

In this article, found on ScienceAlert, the possibilities for the future of prosthetics is explored. There are already massive advances in what prosthetics can enable people to achieve and here, the capabilities of this rapidly changing technology are demonstrated through the musical work of Jason Barnes, who lost his right arm just below the elbow in…

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How Imagination Makes Us Human

What is real creativity and has modern humanity forgotten how to use it? In this article, Agustin Fuente explores how creativity is the secret to what makes humans special – as for the past 2 million years, creative collaboration has always been what humans do best. Humans have incredible creative potential. Our knack for creating megacities,…

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Imagination Matters Because Our Children Will Shape The Future In Ways We Can’t Even Anticipate

This investigation into imagination is written by Tom Doust, Director of Experience and Learning at the Institute of Imagination. Tom has spent 15 years dedicating his career to public engagement and participation programmes across the education, cultural and design sectors. Here’s a question: what has sold more than 120 million copies and was bought for…

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