The sensational PopTech Conference I attended last October just launched their new PopCasts website with several of their amazing lectures from the 2006 event.
The above MUST watch video is an astonishing and inspirational highlight from the 2005 conference of Jesse Sullivan & Todd Kuiken presenting the worldâ€™s first non-fictional bionic man maneuvers of his prosthetic arm using only his mind. (Don’t ignore me…watch it!)
Watch the rest of the captivating videos after the jump!
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
The Mexican acoustic guitar duo sensation Rodrigo y Gabriela put fast fingers to strings for a performance that will put you on your feet and keep you moving. Thereâ€™s no better way to say it: they rock!
Musician, producer and artist Brian Eno shows how simple things can give rise to complex thingsâ€”in art and life. See how he uses Darwinâ€™s ecological model of the world as a roadmap for human culture now and in the future.
You may know Tom Friedman as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author, but a fashionista?! Well, sort of. Tom purports that green is the new red, white and blue, and that our currentenergy crisis is like no other.
As leader of the Imaging Science Team on the Cassini mission to Saturn, Carolyn Porco brings to the Pop!Tech stage breathtaking images and stories of exploration and discovery that, by her own admission, make grown men cry.
Twenty minutes may not really be enough time to fully understand the implications of the so-called Fab Lab, invented by the director of MITâ€™s Center for Bits and Atoms. But itâ€™s a mind-blowing place to start!
Dr. Serena Koenig, director of Haiti programs for Partners in Health, isnâ€™t afraid to ask the searing questions, especially about global inequalities in health care. With a simple philosophyâ€”equal lives deserve equal treatmentâ€”she addresses the dilemma head-on.
Strategist and expert on national security affairs Tom Barnett takes command and focuses in on the role of the United States in a geopolitical world of â€œcoreâ€ and â€œgapâ€ states. As you were, soldier.
Jesse Sullivan & Todd Kuiken
Donâ€™t miss the â€œitâ€ moment from Pop!Tech 2005, as the worldâ€™s first non-fictional bionic man maneuvers his prosthetic arm using only his mind. Jesse Sullivan and his doctor, Todd Kuiken, move every heart in the room with indomitable spirit and astonishing bionics.
The stars and stripes forever? Futurist and author Juan Enriquez isnâ€™t sure of that. He cites a long history of borders, countries and flags that have changed, and warns the United States isnâ€™t immune.
Hop on board. Writer, composer, musician and comedian extraordinaire Reggie Watts leads a musical trip thatâ€™ll get (and keep) you movinâ€™.
Zinhle Thabethe has faced the prospect of her own death. Her personal stories about survival and family loss reflect a nationâ€™s epidemic in a sobering and inspirational wake-up call.
Prepare to be moved â€¦ â€œSinikithembaâ€ is Zulu for â€œgive us hopeâ€ or â€œwe give hope.â€ This group of HIV-positive Zulu men and women who provide support to persons with HIV/AIDS at McCord Hospital in Durban shake down the house.
Richard Dawkins believes scienceâ€™s ability to admit ignorance is one of its greatest strengths. On the flip side, he proposes that faith remains arrogant and all too certain of its validity without any rational set of proofs.
A foremost interpreter of religion and culture says weâ€™re missing a rest-of-world perspective about faith. Martin Marty invites a broader definition of religion as well as a closer look at its meaning for the majority of the world.
Self-proclaimed word geek Erin McKean, editor-in-chief of U.S. Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, is on a mission to debunk common misconceptions and elevate the useâ€”and cool factorâ€”of dictionaries. And whatâ€™s this about dictionaries being â€œthe vodka of literatureâ€?
What does the future of entertainment look like? Ask a ninja! Entertainer, tech geek and co-creator of AskaNinja.com, Kent Nichols, delivers his rules for phenomenal success in the Participation Economy.
What happens when material things become free? Long Tail author and Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson examines new models of wealth distribution and claims weâ€™re moving from economies of scarcity to an age of abundance.
As artistic director of the New York-based performance and media ensemble The Builders Association, Marianne Weems shows us how she puts technology at center stage to extend the boundaries of contemporary theater.
Profound respect for collective wisdom and traditional skills permeate Bunker Royâ€™s tale of how his Barefoot College empowers local people to improve their communities by demystifying technology and recognizing the dignity of labor.
Blending the line between art and engineering, this Dutch visual artist creates â€œlifeâ€ in the form of â€œanimalsâ€ that walk the beach in the Netherlands, and, to the delight of Pop!Techers, the stage and streets of Camden, Maine.
Code Monkey get up. Code Monkey go to job. Code Monkey have boring meeting. With boring manager Rob. Want more from singer/songwriter and Pop!Tech balladeer Jonathan Coulton? Download podcast, Monkey.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute director Marcia McNutt takes us on an amazing, otherworldly tour of the deep seas, the incomprehensible life still undiscovered there, and the full power and potential of our oceans.
Lester Brown, preeminent environmentalist and head of the Earth Policy Institute, warns that society is too dependent on fossil fuels, and consumption habits must change to maintain a healthy social, economic and environmental balance in the world.
Part mad scientist, part artist, chef Homaro Cantu pushes the traditional limits of known taste, texture and technique in a stunning futuristic fashion. With lab partner Ben Roche, Homaro slices and dices technology to reinvent the way people eat.