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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.

Here Be Dragons – An Introduction to Critical Thinking by Brian Dunning

Here Be Dragons is a helpful 40 minute film on critical thinking. Created by Brian Dunning, it is a series aimed for general audiences and those that are looking to be more discriminative of the things offered to them. Here Be Dragons pretty much centers on critical thinking directed towards marketing and other presentations done by the mass media. If you are simply tired of getting dissuaded into thinking that a particular product can do wonders for you, here's how you can avoid making the same mistake again. All you really need to do is apply a bit of critical thinking.

The Story of Bottled Water with Annie Leonard – How Manufactured Demand pushes what we dont need and destroys what we need most

The Story of Stuff Project is behind the original animated video "Story of Stuff", which has earned more than 10 million views since it's release in December 2007. "Story of Bottled Water" is a short, simple, informative and at the same time entertaining animated short that exposes the hidden dangers and irrationalities of drinking bottled water most of us don't think about when we spend $1 or more at the store. Watch it and pass it on!

[TEDTalk] Golan Levin makes art that looks back at you

Golan Levin is an artist and an engineer. Wait, what? Artist and engineer? Isn't it kind of an odd mix? Well, Levin realizes that and revels in the fact. The man has worked as an academic at the prestigious MIT as well as a computer technology and software engineer. Nowadays though, he spends a lot of his time as a performance artist, using his background as an engineer to fuse technology and art in his amazing work. Levin's philosophy is pretty straightforward: art should be a way for us to discover ourselves. One way to go about it is to create art and interact with it using one's body and voice.