Using Decision Tools to Design the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge

Welcome from the US Fish and Wildlife Services National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. My name is Katie Poston, and I would like to welcome you to our webinar series held in partnership with the US Geological Survey’s National Climate Adaptation Science Center. Today’s webinar is titled “Using Decision Tools to Design the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge.” We’re excited to have Stephanie Romañach with us today. To introduce our presenter today, we have Ryan Boyles, who is

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Pindar Van Arman Is Teaching Robot Artists To Paint Like Humans (HBO)

— The Singularity is the theoretical day that artificial intelligence advances beyond human understanding and begins to change civilization in ways we can’t conceive of. Many fear the Singularity. — It needs… wanna try the gray? — Not Pindar Van Arman. He’s doing his small part to make it happen by teaching robots to make art. He’s writing code that nobody’s seen before, and thinks his machines are on the precipice of creative autonomy. — Here is a De Kooning

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Paleoart: Painting the Land Before Time

Emily: We’re undergoing some massive changes here at the Field Museum in the next year thanks to a generous donation from the Kenneth C. Griffin charitable fund. Among other things, we’re relocating and updating the pose of our star T. Rex Sue to reflect new research on these animals. T. Rexes have a set of belly ribs called Gastralia but nobody could quite figure out how they were supposed to articulate with the rest of the skeleton. Now we know,

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Love, art and stories: decoded | The Age of A.I.

[turns off engine] Here’s one: are there certain qualities that are untouchable for AI, or at some point, might it be able to emulate everything? Even the stuff that we consider to be distinctly human, like instinct. Getting here on time took some of that, right? Or creativity, actual emotion, making a connection. We’re gonna watch a few stories about people exploring those ideas and how far they can push ’em. Can a machine compete like an athlete, can a

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Hot Knife vs. Butter Sculpture

Here is a turkey. Looks happy, OH NO. SKHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. More SKHHHHHHHS Wow, look at it go. More SKHHHHHHS and bubbles begin at the edge of the knife. The knife now is sliding in and out. Natural for this species of knife to do. And it folds on its self, must of hit like what 40 G’s. The knife now take the turkey to its den where it will be consumed for a feast. Or not, ya know that turkey could

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Balloon Dress | Design Squad

There’s something I’ve always wanted to try: to engineer a dress made out of unusual materials. NAOMI: These here are 160s, which means they are one-inch wide and 60 inches long. Hi, I’m Deysi from Design Squad, and I’m here with Naomi from Red Balloon Company. So, do you want to see one of my dresses? Yes. Naomi is a balloon twister. That’s so cool! I want to combine fashion design with engineering because I’m giving a speech to kids

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John Maeda: Designing for simplicity

On simplicity. What a great way to start. First of all, I’ve been watching this trend where we have these books like such and such “For Dummies.” Do you know these books, these such and such “For Dummies?” My daughters pointed out that I’m very similar looking, so this is a bit of a problem. (Laughter) But I was looking online at Amazon.com for other books like this. You know, there’s also something called the “Complete Idiot’s Guide?” There’s a

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Peter Reinhart: The art of baking bread

This is a wheat bread, a whole wheat bread, and it’s made with a new technique that I’ve been playing around with, and developing and writing about which, for lack of a better name, we call the epoxy method. And I call it an epoxy method because — it’s not very appetizing. I understand that — but — but if you think about epoxy, what’s epoxy? It’s two resins that are, sort of, in and of themselves — neither of

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TEDxHogeschoolUtrecht – Sebastian Deterding – Rethinking the Ethics of Design

Translator: Camille Martínez Reviewer: Ivana Korom Hi there, everyone. I would like to start by asking you a simple question. And that is, who of you wants to build a product that is as captivating and engaging as, say, Facebook or Twitter? If you think so, please raise your hand. Something that’s as captivating and engaging as Twitter. Please keep your hands up. Now, those of you who have kept your hands up, please keep your hands up if you

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