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The potential of TEDxDirigo
There were several impressive, stick-in-your-mind talks at the TEDxDirigo: Engage conference, held last Saturday at the University of Southern Maine.
| May 25, 2012
Networking breakfast leads to citywide forum
As interest in the local-food movement expands in Portland, lack of coordination can lead to duplicate or missed volunteering efforts and resources.
| March 02, 2012
Twelve sweet ideas for Maine in 2012
With the new year upon us, we're looking into the future to see what things will be making Maine better in the coming 12 months. Here's a selection of things we'll be watching — and you should, too.
Better by the dozen
DEIRDRE FULTON, JEFF INGLIS, AND NICHOLAS SCHROEDER
| January 06, 2012
Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage
Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police.
Words from the guru
| December 16, 2011
Photos: Boston Anarchist Book Fair 2011
Simmons College hosts the Boston Anarchist Book Fair on November 11-13, 2011.
Simmons College | November 11-13, 2011
| November 18, 2011
The strike that changed America
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at AS220, wraps up its fall program with a look back at Ronald Reagan's firing of striking air traffic controllers in 1981 — a watershed moment for organized labor.
| October 21, 2011
Our games, ourselves
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall program with a look at the rise of video games.
| October 07, 2011
URI’s ''Are You Ready For the Future?'' colloquium in brief
The future is about more than the singularity, of course. It's about robots, lab-grown organs, and watching hopelessly as the Chinese pilfer our military secrets.
Robots and lab-grown bladders
| September 30, 2011
Dark side of the future
When the University of Rhode Island kicked off its invigorating "Are You Ready For the Future?" speakers series a few weeks back, there was only one man for the job: inventor and provocateur Ray Kurzweil.
Utopia or the end of humankind? A URI forum explores “the Singularity”
| September 30, 2011
Their cheating hearts
When Kristina Newman-Scott took over as director of programs for the Boston Center for the Arts in January, she was surprised at its lack of literary offerings.
| September 23, 2011
Inside the TEDxDirigo conference
I arrived at TEDxDirigo on September 10 feeling rather less than confident about the state of world. The tenth anniversary of 9/11 — and the awful decade that unspooled from that sky-blue morning — was on my mind.
Big ideas for Maine
| September 10, 2011
Spreading Maine ideas
"Innovation is part of Maine's legacy and DNA." So says Adam Burk, executive director of TEDxDirigo, the independent group working to create a local TED conference for Mainers.
| August 26, 2011
"Extreme Dog: What Right Do Our Pets Have to Be Saved?" at Suffolk University
These days, everyone's on meds for something. Where there's an ailment, there's a fix. Hell, people are putting their dogs on Prozac. But have we...
| September 09, 2010
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