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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.


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At TEDGlobal 2017, Nnedi Okorafor Offers A View That Includes African Culture And Sci-Fi (Video)

Science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor presented this official TED Talk about sci-fi that presents a future that prominently features African culture, something still lacking in that realm of literature.

My science fiction has different ancestors — African ones.
Nnedi Okorafor

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Theo E.J. Wilson’s TED Talk About Insights He Gained From Infiltrating The Alt-Right (Video)

“I became Lucius25, White supremacist lurker, and digitally I began to infiltrate the infamous alt-right movement.”
Theo E.J. Wilson

Interesting point Wilson makes not too far in. The things we see online today are fed to us by an algorithm that determines what we might buy, and what we want to see & hear, and feeds us mre and more of that… and just that. So liberal feed fed Theo comes up with the idea of creating Lucius25 super-racist, and troll those who would troll him.

And he came to a new understanding about it all. Very interesting watch!


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History Of Social Dance (Video)

You know, we really ought to be smiling (at least on the inside) when the babies are going hard with the dances they do. May not be WHAT we used to do, but you KNOW we used to go just as HARD with the moves.

Turns out that there is a reasoning and history behind it all. And it’s all good. Now, excuse me while I get my Whip-Nae-Dab on!


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TEDx Talk: Ashley Graham Is Plus-size? More Like My Size (Video)

Let me start this right: swimsuit model Ashley Graham is fine as f#ck! Plus-size? Well, that’s what they might call. I’d say about her body what she’d say about it… it’s exactly My Size (and hella sexy)! Watch her TEDx Talk on her body image challenges and triumphs. Wow, Ashley is incredibly beautiful and inspiring!

Internationally-known body activist, model and entrepreneur, Ashley Graham, describes her journey into fashion industry stardom. She doesn’t leave out any gritty details, as she describes the challenging and rewarding progression toward becoming her own role model. Inspiring body confidence in the next generation, Ashley expresses the need for the universal embrace of body diversity as beauty paradigms continue to shift.

(All lofty talk aside, though. Tell me Ashley’s body ain’t banging when he starts out talking to that mirror… wooooohooo damn!)



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Mark Ronson TED Talks About Sampling (Video)

How apropos for Hip-Hop Appreciation Week! Producer Mark Ronson shows and proves… lectures and moves the crowd at TED with his sampling/mixing demo and talk about the history of such. A very enlightening way to spend 15 minutes; learning from a musical scholar!

(You can study more on Mark here.)

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GZA (of Wu Tang Clan) Speaks, Rhymes, And Drops Science At TEDxTeen (Video)

We’ve posted on GZA’s appreciation for the sciences before, but here at TedxTeen we see Genius in exploration and lyrical expression about science as a way to unlock the wonders of the universe. Watch. GZA loves the kids, and apparently he would love the kids to develop a love of science like he has at an earlier age. The kids spit. RZA flows. Knowledge and inspiration are shared. Great stuff!

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