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Alexandre Coates

Student in Birmingham

The Many Shapes of Earth

PRESENTED ON MAR 13, 2017
IN BIRMINGHAM @ VOL 17

Alexandre Coates talks about how we think about the Earth, mainly about what shape it is, from a flat earth (and flat-earth societies) to a sphere. The surface of a sphere simply cannot be rolled out on a 2D surface, so maps must always choose something to keep, and something to get rid of. So what does map-earth look like?

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Google Earth Sioux Falls

BY TJ OLSON
IN SIOUX FALLS

TJ Olson uses his presentation to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. (in English)

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Children Of The Earth

BY JUAN AYALA
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Juan Ayala outlines the special connection that humans all have by exisiting on this planet. In this presentation he takes us on a journey to look at various different aspects of different cultures. He encourages us to think seriously about our responsibilities to the planet.

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Earth School

BY BARBARA SARBIN
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 29, 2013

Educator Barbara Sarbin created Earth School as a way to provide a place where children could learn by interacting directly with nature. Earth School has evolved into a farm-based education program with a focus on sustainable living practices. 

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Keeping Up with the Wind

BY CAMERON BECCARIO
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

After happening upon a website that displayed the United States' wind patterns visually one day, Cameron Beccario set out to do something even grander. Months of research and tinkering later, and after finding numerous sources of up-to-date weather data, he had created Earth: an animated map of global wind and weather. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 15, 2014. 

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Projection: Earth in 2100

BY MATTHEW BROWN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 10, 2013

Professor Matthew Brown gives us a hard look at facts of where Earth is headed in the next 100 years. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 21, 2015.

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Earth Charter: My Journey of Connecting Ecology and Visual Art

BY LES LUXEMBURGER
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 05, 2015

Les Luxemburger is a visual artist, art educator and creative director. He discusses his projects where he uses visual and eco-art to educate people about environmental issues like habitat loss and climate change.

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Nepal, Between Earth & Mountains

BY NURI ARUNBIARTI MOELADI
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 04, 2015

How to make your travel journey more meaningful? Take part in one of volunteering projects abroad! Nuri Arunbiarti Moeladi, a freelancer photographer, shares her experience during her travel-volunteering days in Nepal. 

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Last Day on Earth

BY NEIL MCCOY-WARD
@ VOL 24 ON FEB 20, 2016

With a different take on our 'extra day' theme, Neil Ward reels off his 'bucket list' for what he'd do with one day left on planet Earth - and a few things he definitely WOULDN'T do.

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You share 99.9% of your genetic code with every other human on earth

BY IONA INGLESBY
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Did you know that you share 99.9% of your genetic code with every other human on earth. This leaves just 0.1% of your genes which make you.. you. 

In this PechaKucha given by Iona Inglesby, as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, Iona tells us the tale about how she established her company called Dot One which analyses part of this 0.1% to create prints and textiles personalised to you on a molecular level.