American Censorship Day: November 16th, 2011 – STOP SOPA and PROTECT IP from passing!

The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing on SOPA for November 16, 2011 - Today. The hearing today showed that both the sponsors and the supporters the bill have little understanding of the under workings of Internet Industry, that the opposition of this bill in Congress is not as active as the necessary and that the chance of this bill passing is still very much so real. Watch the videos below, read the articles and contact your representatives to voice your opinion. Passing of those bills are going to be the first cornerstones for open censorship in United States and quite possibly, around the world.

TEDTalk: Maya Beiser(s) and her cello(s)

Cellist Maya Beiser plays a gorgeous eight-part modern etude with seven copies of herself, and segues into a meditative music/video hybrid -- using tech to create endless possibilities for transformative sound. Music is Steve Reich's "Cello Counterpoint," with video from Bill Morrison, then David Lang's "World to Come," with video by Irit Batsry.

Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a "soft" issue, she says, women's issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. A frank and funny Q&A with Pat Mitchell from the Paley Center.
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Sebastian Thrun: Google’s driverless car

Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go. From

Paul Romer: The world’s first charter city?

Back in 2009, Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a "charter city". This year, at TED2011, he tells the story of how such a city might just happen in Honduras ... with a little help from his TEDTalk. A charter city is a place where you start with uninhabited land, a charter that specifies the rules that will apply there and then a chance for people to opt in, to go live under those rules or not. - Paul Romer
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Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in

The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. In a remarkable talk at TEDActive, entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist -- and gives others in his circumstance -- the means to make art again. From
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JR’s TED Prize wish

JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at From

Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons

Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It's a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds. From