Talks at Google
The Talks at Google program brings authors, musicians, innovators, and speakers of all stripes to Google for talks centering on their recently published books and capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day. Subscribe to our audio-only "Talks at Google" podcast everywhere podcasts are found, listen on the web via talksatgoogle.libsyn.com, or add the rss feed directly to your player via talksatgoogle.libsyn.com/rss. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

2022 videos
"Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art" | Talks at Google "Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art" | Talks at Google
3 days ago En
Author Michael Shnayerson and mega-dealer Marc Glimcher of Pace discuss the meteoric rise of contemporary art which is driven by a few passionate, guileful, and very hard-nosed dealers. Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, shares anecdotes from his book Boom, the first ever definitive history of their activities. Moderated by Megan Green. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2Sj0947.
Fran Drescher: "NBC's Indebted" | Talks at Google Fran Drescher: "NBC's Indebted" | Talks at Google
4 days ago En
Fran Drescher discusses her charity, Cancer Schmancer whose mission is to save lives by transforming the nation’s current sick care system into one that focuses on genuine health care. Fran is also set to star in a new sitcom, Indebted, a show about broke baby boomers that move in with their kids airing on NBC. Moderated by Megan Green. Watch Indebted on https://www.nbc.com/indebted. Learn more about Cancer Schmancer by visiting https://www.cancerschmancer.org/.
Prof. Robert Bosch: "Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design" | Talks at Google Prof. Robert Bosch: "Opt Art: From Mathematical Optimization to Visual Design" | Talks at Google
5 days ago En
Oberlin College math professor and award-winning artist Bob Bosch has been fusing his interests in mathematics and the visual arts for more than twenty years. In this talk, Bob interlaces math, art, and philosophy to explain how and why he uses integer programming and other mathematical optimization techniques to create domino portraits, continuous-line drawings, and what he conjectures to be the world's most computationally-intensive visual puns. Much of Bob's art can be viewed at http://dominoartwork.com/. Check out his book here: https://goo.gle/39oJYI9.
Tony Hale: A.C.T.’s "Wakey, Wakey" | Talks at Google Tony Hale: A.C.T.’s "Wakey, Wakey" | Talks at Google
6 days ago En
Talks at Google is proud to welcome comedian, actor & writer, Tony Hale, who you may know from hit shows like Arrested Development, Veep, and most recently Toy Story 4! Tony shares his experience returning to live theater after 17 years for his lead role in the American Conservatory Theater's new play, "Wakey, Wakey", a story about a man with only a few more minutes to live. It's an intimate comedy about love, life and what it means to be human. He will also tell us about his amazing career journey that has spanned over 2 decades, leaving his audiences with tons of laughs along the way. For more information on this and other shows visit: https://www.act-sf.org/
Hongtaek Lim: "90s Are Coming" | Talks at Google Hongtaek Lim: "90s Are Coming" | Talks at Google
1 week ago En
Author Hongtaek Lim discusses his book "90s Are Coming". Released in 2018, his book became an instant hit when President Moon Jae-in gave the book to his staff as a holiday gift. In this Talk, Hongtaek Lim shares more insightful stories about millennials and why it is important to understand them in order to build a better coexistence. Moderated by Yong-min Cho.
Steve Cohen: "Chamber Magic: Performance and Stories from a Magical Career" | Talks at Google Steve Cohen: "Chamber Magic: Performance and Stories from a Magical Career" | Talks at Google
1 week ago En
Renowned New York magician Steve Cohen presents excerpts of his acclaimed show Chamber Magic, and speaks with fellow magician and Chamber Magic creative director Mark Levy about his career. With over 30 years’ experience as a magician, he reflects on lessons he’s learned, how magic has evolved since he began, and the changing face of magic in an increasingly impatient age. More information on Steve Cohen and Chamber Magic at https://www.chambermagic.com/.
Quentin Skinner: "Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google Quentin Skinner: "Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction" | Talks at Google
1 week ago En
Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it. In this Talks at Google, Quentin Skinner gives a very short introduction to Machiavelli, focussing on his best-known work "The Prince". Quentin Skinner is the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities and Co-director of The Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London. From 1996 to 2008 he was Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author a number of books, including "The Foundations of Modern Political Thought", which The Times Literary Supplement listed as one of the 100 most influential books since World War II. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36XSi0I.
Dr. Shami Chatterjee: "Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector" | Talks at Google Dr. Shami Chatterjee: "Building a Galaxy-Scale Gravitational Wave Detector" | Talks at Google
1 week ago En
As black holes spiral around each other in the distant universe, Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space-time itself. We have now detected such ripples from stellar-mass black holes, as well as directly imaging a supermassive black hole. Shami Chatterjee, an astronomer at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science and a member of the NANOGrav collaboration, talks about ongoing efforts to build a Galaxy-scale detector to observe low-frequency gravitational waves from the mergers of supermassive black holes in the distant universe, as well as some of the unexpected discoveries along the way. The unexpected discoveries include enigmatic “fast radio bursts”, bright millisecond flashes of radio waves that pop off thousands of times every day, all over the sky, with astonishing energy output. Dr. Chatterjee searches for and studies neutron stars, and how to use their lighthouse beams as clocks to build a long-wavelength gravitational wave detector. He has done foundational work on fast radio bursts that has been featured twice on the cover of Nature, and plays a small role in the Event Horizon Telescope team that won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for imaging a black hole.
Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson and Mr. Richard Lawson: "WACO: Where Art Can Occur" | Talks at Google Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson and Mr. Richard Lawson: "WACO: Where Art Can Occur" | Talks at Google
1 week ago En
The WACO Theater Center is dedicated to the empowerment of artists within a diversified pool of LA communities. It's founders mission is to create a space Where Art Can Occur. WACO Theater Center, where artists and non-artists alike will be taught to develop their true purpose and awaken their own individual power source which fuels their art. Learn more at https://wacotheatercenter.com/.
Anthony Casalena: "How Anthony Casalena Built and Scaled Squarespace" | Talks at Google Anthony Casalena: "How Anthony Casalena Built and Scaled Squarespace" | Talks at Google
1 week ago En
In 2003, Anthony Casalena founded Squarespace in his dorm room at the University of Maryland and 16 years later, the all-in-one website building platform is a global company with millions of customers. In this talk, Anthony discusses his experience building and scaling Squarespace, the importance of culture, why design is the ultimate differentiator online, and what’s next for Squarespace as it continues to scale by diversifying its product and offering to meet the needs of the growing independent workforce. Moderated by David Thacker.
Justin Willman: "Magic for Humans" | Talks at Google Justin Willman: "Magic for Humans" | Talks at Google
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Justin Willman wows the audience with his magic and discusses season 2 of Netflix's Magic For Humans. In 2018, Willman premiered his six-episode magic series on Netflix entitled Magic For Humans with Justin Willman. In the series, Willman brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America, while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that will boggle the mind. Upon premiering, the show instantly became one of the most streamed shows on Netflix with clips from the show garnering over 150 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme. Indiewire called Willman the “perfect magician/hybrid prototype with incredible comedic timing,” and Rotten Tomatoes currently has the show listed at an 88% audience approval. Watch online via https://www.netflix.com/title/80190510. Moderated by Megan Green.
Abigail Hing Wen & Dani Melia: "Crafting Asian American Stories" | Talks at Google Abigail Hing Wen & Dani Melia: "Crafting Asian American Stories" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
Talks at Google welcomes Dani Melia, producer of The Farewell, and Abigail Hing Wen, author of Loveboat, Taipei. Together they share their journeys of overcoming barriers to bring authentic, diverse stories to the traditional media & publishing industries. Loveboat, Taipei debuted on the New York Times best sellers list and hit it again the following week, bumping up a spot. The novel is a Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Pick, featured in Entertainment Weekly and the World Journal. Abigail holds a BA from Harvard, a JD from Columbia Law School, and an MFA from Vermont School of Fine Arts. When she's not writing stories or listening to her favorite scores, she is busy working in artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, where she lives with her husband and two sons. She speaks and writes on artificial intelligence, emerging tech and ethics with bylines in Fortune and Forbes. Moderated by Lauren Wong. Get Loveboat, Taipei here: https://goo.gle/36JpYhD.
Broadway Cast of "Slave Play" | Talks at Google Broadway Cast of "Slave Play" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
At the MacGregor Plantation, nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. It’s an antebellum fever-dream as three interracial couples converge to rip open history at the intersection of race, love, sex, and sexuality in 21st-century America. Don’t miss this production that “reimagines the possibilities of what theater can give us” (The New York Times). Jeremy O. Harris, “a major new voice in the American theater” (Chicago Tribune), brings to Broadway the “raw, revelatory, and revolutionary play” (The Daily Beast) that stunned audiences with a sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop. Directed by two-time NAACP and Obie Award® winner Robert O’Hara, SLAVE PLAY is “one of the best and most provocative new works to show up on Broadway in years” (The New York Times). Panelists include: Paul Alexander Nolan - Jim Joaquina Kalukango - Kaneisha Ato Blankson-Wood - Gary James Cusati-Moyer - Dustin Sullivan Jones - Philli Chalia La Tour - Teá Irene Sofia Lucio - Patricia Visit https://slaveplaybroadway.com/ for more info. Moderated by Tony-Award winner, Tonya Pinkins.
Laser Malena-Webber: "Crowdfunding for Musicians" | Talks at Google Laser Malena-Webber: "Crowdfunding for Musicians" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
Laser Malena-Webber shares with us their new book, Crowdfunding for Musicians, which guides artists and musicians through building an audience and making art that matters. Laser is a singer, guitarist, and the one person management team for The Doubleclicks, an internationally touring band with six albums, four of which have charted on Billboard. They have produced several viral music videos and raised over half a million dollars in Patreon and Kickstarter campaigns since 2014. Laser is the founder of Doubleclicks Records, a label that helps artists leverage the internet for their careers and Laser’s crowdfunding consulting business, Laser Campaigns, is one of only twenty companies officially endorsed by Kickstarter.
Meredith Harper Houston: "The Swan Within" | Talks at Google Meredith Harper Houston: "The Swan Within" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
Meredith Harper Houston is an educator, survivor of sexual abuse, and founder & chair of The Swan Within. She is a community partner with the Los Angeles Blue Ribbon Commission on Employment Equity, which gives second chances to formerly incarcerated Angelenos. Mrs. Houston is also a dancer herself, choreographer to stars and the owner of the Merryland Dance Studio. The Swan Within: Healing Through Ballet is a Los Angeles based non-profit which provides ballet and empowerment to incarcerated teen girls who have been involved in the commercial sexual exploitation of children, sexual abuse, and physical abuse. Mrs. Houston works tirelessly to inform and disrupt misconceptions of sexually exploited youth. Learn more about Meredith and her work at https://www.swanwithin.org
Dr. Bradford Parkinson: "GPS For Humanity" | Talks at Google Dr. Bradford Parkinson: "GPS For Humanity" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
Dr. Bradford Parkinson "The Father of GPS" Over the past 30 years, a new utility has come into being. It has stealthily crept into the fabric of worldwide society and created dependencies that did not exist before. This utility is known as the Global Positioning System or GPS. With over a billion GPS receivers in use, this stunning achievement has truly revolutionized the way the world functions in the 21st century. More than anything else, GPS has become the United State's gift to Humanity. Virtually every cell phone system relies on GPS for timing. Almost every ship and aircraft carries multiple GPS receivers to provide positioning information. Other applications span earth movement, transportation, object tracking, and resource identification. Today, the loss of GPS signals would have catastrophic consequences. The applications for Air Safety, Search and Rescue, Disease Tracking, and many more will be highlighted. Some of the applications, such as GeoCaching are just educational "Fun".
Chris Lintott: "The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse" | Talks at Google Chris Lintott: "The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
Chris Lintott, professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford and co-presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night, discusses his new book “The Crowd and the Cosmos”. Professor Lintott explains how scientific research has changed recently. The past decade has seen an explosion in our data-gathering capabilities, and many projects now require scientists to deal with a deluge of data. Artificial intelligence is one part of the solution - but will it spell the end of human involvement in scientific discovery? No, argues Chris Lintott. We humans still have unique capabilities to bring to bear - our curiosity, our capacity for wonder, and, most importantly, our capacity for surprise. It seems that humans and computers working together do better than computers can on their own. In his talk, Professor Lintott explains how anyone, including you, can help explore the Universe in your lunch hour. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2RKwkYt.
Chef Martin Yan & Guests: "Celebrating Lunar New Year" | Talks at Google Chef Martin Yan & Guests: "Celebrating Lunar New Year" | Talks at Google
3 weeks ago En
Celebrity Chef Martin Yan, from Yan Can Cook, celebrates Lunar New Year with Talks at Google by giving us a cooking demo. Born in Guangzhou, China, Chef Yan always possesses a passion for cooking. While pursuing an MS in Food Science, he taught Chinese cooking for the university extension program. In 1978, he pioneered a Chinese cooking TV show: the now classic “Yan Can Cook.” Infused with his characteristic warmth, humor and vitality, the show quickly won a worldwide following. The format expanded to include distinct styles of Asian cooking, with Chef Yan traveling to culinary hot spots to introduce viewers to local food and customs. A popular guest-instructor, Yan also taught at the California Culinary Academy, Johnson & Wales University, The Chinese Cuisine Institute in Hong Kong, The Culinary Institute of America, the University of San Francisco and chef training programs across North America. In 1985, he founded the Yan Can International Cooking School. His Yan Can and SensAsian Restaurants offer inventive pan-Asian menus and give competitors a run for their woks. Chef Yan has been nominated for many prestigious awards including the James Beard Award. He has captured the attention, admiration and hearts of millions of cooking fans by spicing his cooking artistry and teaching with a personal ingredient: wit. Via television or in person, a cooking session with Chef Yan proves invigorating as well as educational. He is dedicated to dispelling the mysteries of Asian cooking, and furthering an understanding of the cultures that created these cuisines, with spirited fun and entertainment.
"Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds" | Talks at Google "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds" | Talks at Google
3 weeks ago En
Barbara Sahakian visits Talks at Google to discuss her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". Should brain scans be allowed at airports to screen for terrorists? Should they be used to vet future judges and teachers? Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Cambridge, Past-President of the International Neuroethics Society, Past-President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In this talk, she discusses her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". With co-author Julia Gottwald, she takes readers beyond the media headlines, considering what the technique of fMRI entails, and what information it can give us. They show which applications are possible today, which ones are science fiction, and also discuss the important ethical questions these techniques raise. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/3ac8zRu.
Matan Berkowitz: "Music is the Instrument" | Talks at Google Matan Berkowitz: "Music is the Instrument" | Talks at Google
3 weeks ago En
Matan Berkowitz is an award winning artist, entrepreneur and innovator, featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 Most Promising Israelis in Science and Technology. As a musician, he began experimenting with the translation of physical signals (such as heartbeats, brainwaves and motion) into music, and found himself on an unexpected journey: developing unique wearable instruments, creating interactive art installations for museums and galleries, and performing conceptual, tech-infused shows for the likes of TED, Google and Microsoft on stages worldwide. Seeking to deepen the potential impact of his work, Matan founded a company and set out to build solutions for people with disabilities; helping blind, paralyzed, amputated and autistic musicians express themselves in new ways. Matan shares some of his projects in the field of music, wearables, and accessibility. He also unveils Tongo, his latest invention... with the potential for life-changing impact for millions of people worldwide. More information about Matan here: https://matanb.com
Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy: "Schitt's Creek" | Talks at Google Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy: "Schitt's Creek" | Talks at Google
3 weeks ago En
Discussing their sixth and final season, we are joined by Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy & Annie Murphy from the hit series Schitt's Creek. Schitt's Creek (stylized as Schitt$ Creek) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Dan and Eugene Levy that premiered on CBC Television on January 13, 2015. The series is produced by Not a Real Company Productions. The series is airing a sixth and final season consisting of 14 episodes which began on January 7, 2020. Watch online via https://www.netflix.com/title/80036165. Moderated by Kathryn VanArendonk.
Dr. Shmuel Ur: "Musings of a Full-Time Inventor" | Talks at Google Dr. Shmuel Ur: "Musings of a Full-Time Inventor" | Talks at Google
3 weeks ago En
Dr. Shmuel Ur was a research scientist in the IBM research lab in Haifa, Israel for 16 years, where he held the title of IBM Master Inventor. Now he invents for himself, for those who buy ideas and for startups and bigger companies in Israel. In this Talk, Dr. Shmuel Ur discusses what you can do with ideas, and how being an inventor can be a full-time job.
Sasha Sagan: "For Small Creatures Such As We" | Talks at Google Sasha Sagan: "For Small Creatures Such As We" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Sasha Sagan visits Talks at Google to discuss her new book "For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in our Unlikely World". Raised by secular parents, astronomer Carl Sagan and writer and producer Ann Druyan, Sasha was raised to understand that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, and that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions–from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more–growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework. As Sagan shares these rituals, "For Small Creatures Such as We" becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world–a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36HKVKE.
Caroline Dettman, Pamela Culpepper, and Erin Gallagher: Have Her Back | Talks at Google Caroline Dettman, Pamela Culpepper, and Erin Gallagher: Have Her Back | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Talks at Google welcomes Caroline Dettman, Pamela Culpepper, and Erin Gallagher, of the Have Her Back Initiative. In this talk, you'll learn what sparked their idea to inspire the marketing industry to do better for women, how they held themselves responsible for increasing women in leadership roles, and how to build a work culture where women can thrive, inclusive of pay equity. Have Her Back Consulting works with companies and brands to take actions grounded in gender equity; from consulting on product development to brand campaigns to internal cultural changes. Moderated by Colleen Kenyon.
Ed Winters: Can This One Simple Change Save the Planet? | Talks at Google Ed Winters: Can This One Simple Change Save the Planet? | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Ed Winters, also known as Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur based in London, England. His speech "You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again", has been viewed over 33 million times across YouTube and Facebook. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organisation, which in 2016 founded The Official Animal Rights March, which has grown from 2,500 participants in London in 2016 to 41,000 participants across the globe in 2019. In 2017, Winters produced the documentary Land of Hope and Glory, and in 2018 he opened Unity Diner, a non-profit vegan diner in London where all of the profits go to Surge as well as the development of a new sanctuary for farm animals outside of London. Winters has spoken at multiple companies, schools and universities in Europe and in North America, including 1/3 of UK universities and at 6 Ivy league colleges, where he was also invited to be a guest lecturer at Harvard University in April 2019. He has also given two TEDxTalks, one at Lund University and one at Bath University. Recently, Winters launched his own podcast called The Disclosure Podcast. To keep up with the demand of animal products without compromising the environment, we need drastic changes in our food systems. Winters will tackle the complexities of this topic and challenge the view that we are solely consumers. Instead, the argument will be made that we have to become food citizens, aware of the origin of our foods and the damage caused by our everyday choices. Drawing on the latest science and most up-to-date research, this talk will analyse the impact our food choices have and ask the question, what will the future of food look like. Learn more at http://www.earthlinged.org.
Ayellet Tal: Past Forward: When Computer Vision & Archaeology Meet | Talks at Google Ayellet Tal: Past Forward: When Computer Vision & Archaeology Meet | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Technology is the symbol of our age. Nevertheless, some fields have been left out of the revolution. One of these is archaeology, where many tasks are still performed manually - from the initial excavations, through documentation, to restoration. It turns out that some of these activities are classical computer vision tasks, such as puzzle solving, shape completion and edge detection. In this talk, Professor Ayellet Tal will describe some of the techniques her team has developed to replace manual restoration and documentation.
Nadim Saad: Raising Confident Kids | Talks at Google Nadim Saad: Raising Confident Kids | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Parenting and relationship coach Nadim Saad is the author of five books, including the highly acclaimed 'Kids Don't Come With a Manual'. He's worked with experienced psychotherapists and draws from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience (as well as his own experience as a father of three) to develop a programme of highly effective tools to help families become happier and more harmonious. Nadim joined us to talk about his book, 'Raising Confident Kids', which explains the common pitfalls that parents make and how this can impact children's confidence and self esteem. Nadim teaches us how we can avoid making these mistakes and instead adopt healthy and positive parenting habits. Find out more about Nadim's work at http://www.bestofparenting.com. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36GCrn1.
Lorenz J. Finison: "Boston's Cycling Craze and Renaissance" | Talks at Google Lorenz J. Finison: "Boston's Cycling Craze and Renaissance" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
From 1877 to 1896, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially, and Boston was in on it from the start. The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation, and the city's cyclists formed the nucleus of a new national organization, the League of American Wheelmen. The sport was becoming a craze, and Massachusetts had the largest per capita membership in the league in the 1890s and the largest percentage of women members. At the end of the nineteenth century, cycling's popularity surged in the Boston area, but by 1900, the trend faded. Within the next few decades, automobiles became commonplace and roads were refashioned to serve them. Bicycling witnessed a renaissance in the 1970s as concerns over physical and environmental health coalesced. Lorenz J. Finison explores the remarkable rise of Boston cycling through the lives of several participants, including Kittie Knox, a biracial twenty-year-old seamstress who challenged the color line; Mary Sargent Hopkins, a self-proclaimed expert on women's cycling and publisher of The Wheelwoman; and Abbot Bassett, a longtime secretary of the League of American Wheelman and a vocal cycling advocate for forty years. He reveals the challenges facing these riders, whether cycling for recreation or racing, in a time of segregation, increased immigration, and debates about the rights of women. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2QDatlf.
Kev Marcus and Wil B: Black Violin - Breaking Stereotypes | Talks at Google Kev Marcus and Wil B: Black Violin - Breaking Stereotypes | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Black Violin is a classical-meets-hip-hop duo that has steadily built a devoted following and a diverse touring base. Members Kev Marcus and Wil B have constantly challenged the status quo on what it means to Black and in the classical music arena. In this special talk and live performance, they discuss the challenges and triumphs they have encountered along their journey to unite people through music, their newest album “Take the Stairs”, and the launch of the Black Violin Foundation Inc. Learn more about Black Violin at https://blackviolin.net/albums/. Moderated by Myya Jones.
Prof Rajagopal Raghunathan: "A Life of Happiness And Fulfillment" | Talks at Google Prof Rajagopal Raghunathan: "A Life of Happiness And Fulfillment" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
A truly engrossing and enriching talk based on "A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment" by Prof Rajagopal Raghunathan. Prof Raj is a professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Throughout his career he has given a few TED talks, and is the author of the popular book, "If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?". He teaches an online course on happiness, and relies on themes from psychology, behavioral science, decision theory and marketing to explain consumption behavior. He also studies the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. If you are at all interested in being happier, listen to this talk! Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2PUVtif.
Côme Nzibarega & Augustine Wiah: "What It Means to Be Displaced" | Talks at Google Côme Nzibarega & Augustine Wiah: "What It Means to Be Displaced" | Talks at Google
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There are currently 70.8 million displaced people, a number larger than the entire population of Thailand. 1 in every 110 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee. In 2018, 25 new people were forced to flee every minute. This talk aims to broaden our perspective of refugee camps and refugee experiences. This is a fireside chat between Côme who spent 6 years as a refugee and Googler Augustine who spent 13 years as a refugee. This event provides a glimpse of day-to-day life in refugee camps and champions an appreciation of the indomitable spirit of displaced people seeking freedom.
Jenny Feterovich: "The Russian Five" | Talks at Google Jenny Feterovich: "The Russian Five" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
In this Talk, producer Jenny Feterovich discusses her award winning documentary “The Russian Five”, as well as the lessons she’s learned throughout her life that led to her success. Jenny is a first generation Russian immigrant who came to America with $100 and a suitcase. A serial entrepreneur, Jenny started the first of her many successful businesses at age 19. As a passionate social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jenny volunteers with Global Village Habitat for Humanity and is a board member with Godmothers Detroit. She also works as the casting director of the TV show ‘Startup’, where she has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from all over the country. Moderated by Laura Murphy. Read more at www.TheRussianFive.com. Go here to check out The Russian Five documentary: https://goo.gle/2MOaX6S.
Owen Matthews: "An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent" | Talks at Google Owen Matthews: "An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Historian Owen Matthews joins Talks at Google to share the fascinating story of Soviet agent Richard Sorge. Once called the "most formidable spy in history" by famous author Ian Fleming, Owen’s book ‘An Impeccable Spy’ reveals extraordinary new details about this master spy, whose intelligence influenced some of the most significant events of World War Two. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2EP2vAe.
Peter Gade & Lee Yong Dae: "Badminton Legends" | Talks at Google Peter Gade & Lee Yong Dae: "Badminton Legends" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Talks at Google welcomes two of the world's most successful badminton players, Peter Gade & Lee Yong Dae. They'll share their experiences on the court and discuss what competition at the highest level is like and also the projects they're currently undertaking. About the players: Peter Gade is a Danish professional badminton player with 22 Grand-Prix titles who topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. Lee Yong Dae is an Olympics gold medalist from South Korea who had been successful in both men's and mixed doubles, reaching world number 1 ranking with 4 different partners. Moderated by Prabhakar Raghavan. For more info visit: legends.yonex.com | @yonex_badminton
Hawk Koch: "Magic Time - My Life in Hollywood" | Talks at Google Hawk Koch: "Magic Time - My Life in Hollywood" | Talks at Google
1 month ago En
Iconic filmmaker and producer, Hawk Koch, discusses his new memoir "Magic Time - My Life in Hollywood". This book spotlights Hawk's life growing up among and working with Hollywood royalty, finding his own identity and leaving his mark on the industry. Moderated by Jennifer Vaden Barth. Get the book here: http://hawkkoch.com/.
Danielle Brown: Double Gold Medal Winning Paralympian | Talks at Google Danielle Brown: Double Gold Medal Winning Paralympian | Talks at Google
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We were joined in London by Danielle Brown, gold medal winning archer at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. Danielle discusses her incredible journey, from starting archery at age 15 to being at the world championships four years later. She went on to win two golds at the Paralympics before being the first Para athlete to represent England in an able-bodied discipline, winning gold in the team event at the Commonwealth Games. Danielle has written a book for pre-teens “Be Your Best Self: Life Skills For Unstoppable Kids” on how to practice ‘goal setting, growth mindset, perseverance, getting organised and learning to fail well’, and also works to train companies on disability and inclusion. You can learn more about Danielle's story at https://www.daniellebrown.co.uk/. Check out her book here: https://goo.gle/343KOqJ.
Kevin Coval: “Everything Must Go: The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood” | Talks at Google Kevin Coval: “Everything Must Go: The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood” | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Kevin Coval, award-winning poet & author of "Everything Must Go: The Life & Death of an American Neighborhood". Kevin Coval is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, & Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization, Young Chicago Authors. He is the founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, the world's largest youth poetry festival, now in more than 19 cities across North America. He's got a lot of hustles -- he's shared the stage with The Migos & Nelson Mandela, has published in Poetry Magazine, The Chicago Tribune & CNN.com & co-hosts the podcast, The Cornerstore, on WGN Radio. He can be found on the internet @kevincoval. Moderated by Allan Weinberger. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2NL8Fqk.
Dexter Palmer: "Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel" | Talks at Google Dexter Palmer: "Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel" | Talks at Google
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Acclaimed science fiction novelist Dexter Palmer (author of "Version Control" and "The Dream of Perpetual Motion") discusses his new book "Mary Toft; or The Rabbit Queen," a work of historical fiction based on the bizarre, fascinating true story of the 18th century English woman who stunned and perplexed the London medical community by seemingly giving birth to seventeen rabbits. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2PcF3Tu.
Dare to Inspire: "Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and in Life" | Talks at Google Dare to Inspire: "Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and in Life" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Jen Grace Baron, Allison Holzer & Sandy Spataro. Inspiration is a most critical resource to be managed in modern work. The problem is that the power of inspiration often feels fleeting. But what if you could design your own way to be inspired at work on a regular basis? What if you could make your own inspiration last? Rooted in 18 engines of inspiration that emerged from interviews with leaders across different industries, Dare to Inspire shows how to supercharge inspiration for yourself, your team, and your organization. Each chapter offers tools, strategies, and examples of how to make inspiration happen and last. Through stories of pioneers in business, health, education, and other industries, readers learn how to effectively use the engines to spark inspiration, along with specific practices to sustain it. Dare to Inspire features Chef Wes Avila, the founder of L.A. sensation Guerrilla Tacos, who was inspired to revolutionize his industry; crowdfunding pioneer Charles Best, who founded DonorsChoose to meet the challenge of connecting teachers in need with donors interested in supporting educational programs; and many others. This will be a vital book for anyone interested in creativity, success, achievement, and happiness.
"Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" | Talks at Google "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Dr. Hil Malatino to discuss "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" Dr. Hil Malatino is an Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University, and an intersex person. They have spent their career dismantling the idea that biological sex is binary. In this talk, they explore the trauma and dehumanization that stems from our collective cultural insistence that it is - and what we can do to change that. Moderated by Matt Mager. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36mS6Hs.
Janelle Shane: "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You" | Talks at Google Janelle Shane: "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes research scientist Janelle Shane as she discusses her new book "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place". On her blog, Janelle writes about AI and the weird, funny results it can produce. She has trained AIs to produce things like cat names, paint colors, and candy heart messages. In this talk she explains how AIs learn, fail, adapt, and reflect the best and worst of humanity. Check out her blog: https://aiweirdness.com/. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2EwjG9e.
Kaveh Rastegar: "Haunted This Way" | Talks at Google Kaveh Rastegar: "Haunted This Way" | Talks at Google
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Kaveh Rastegar is a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording artist who has collaborated with a long list of artists including John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Kneebody, & Bruno Mars (to name a few). Rastegar sits down with Talks at Google to discuss his latest projects and the release of his second solo album, Haunted This Way. He delves into what keeps him inspired and how small victories along the way have shaped his career. Enjoy a live performance of Kaveh's latest song, The Half That Holds My Heart. Moderated by Marjorie Gray.
Judith Heumann: Putting a Disability Lens on Tech Work | Talks at Google Judith Heumann: Putting a Disability Lens on Tech Work | Talks at Google
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Judith Heumann, leader and lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, discusses the evolving disability movement related to education, employment, technology, and community integration, as well as the importance of putting a disability lens on tech-industry work. She shares some of her experiences traveling on her motorized wheelchair to countries on every continent, in urban and rural communities alike.
Janine Shepherd: "Why Walk When You Can Fly!" | Talks at Google Janine Shepherd: "Why Walk When You Can Fly!" | Talks at Google
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Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. An Australian national champion skier in training for the upcoming Olympics, she was hit by a truck on a bike ride, suffering multiple life-threatening injuries. Doctors warned her parents that, even if she lived, Janine would never walk again. Struggling to rehabilitate with permanent disabilities, Janine rekindled her defiant spirit in a dramatically improbable way. Seeing a small plane fly overhead one day, she declared, “That’s it! If I can’t walk, I’ll fly!” Janine went on to succeed not only as a commercial pilot and aerobatics flight instructor but also to attain her University degree, raise three children, and author six best-selling books. Her life is so remarkable that a feature length film has been made on it. Today, Janine Shepherd is an internationally renowned speaker and has been recognised with her country’s highest honor, The Order of Australia. You won’t want to miss out on this Talk -- join us to hear all about her awe-inspiring journey of overcoming the impossible. For more information visit: janineshepherd.com
Barney Swan: "Skiing to the South Pole on Renewables" | Talks at Google Barney Swan: "Skiing to the South Pole on Renewables" | Talks at Google
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We were joined at Google by Barney Swan, the first person to journey to the South Pole powered solely by clean energy, for a guide to skiing to the South Pole on renewables. Barney shares lessons from his expedition and the story of ClimateForce - a global initiative to make sustainable development solutions accessible, relevant and engaging. The ClimateForce challenge is a 7-year mission to reduce 360 million tons of CO2 before 2025. Learn more and get involved here: http://www.theclimateforce.org.
Darnell "SuperChef" Ferguson: From Homeless to Celebrity Chef | Talks at Google Darnell "SuperChef" Ferguson: From Homeless to Celebrity Chef | Talks at Google
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Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson doing a live demo and discussing how he went from being homeless to a celebrity chef! Moderated by Charity Worrell.
Chrissy Flanagan: "Sydney's Sausage Queen and More" | Talks at Google Chrissy Flanagan: "Sydney's Sausage Queen and More" | Talks at Google
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Chrissy Flanagan: Sydney's Sausage Queen, Brewer, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur | Talks at Google Australian entrepreneur, Chrissy Flanagan, visits Talks at Google to share her experience juggling multiple simultaneous careers, and discuss why everyone should consider combining a job and business. Dubbed Sydney's Sausage Queen, her business Chrissy's Cuts is producing Australia’s fanciest and most ethical sausages. Chrissy pursues multiple careers and businesses at the same time - from her day job as a government advisor, to running small batch brewery Sausage Queen Brewing, making artisan sausages for supermarkets, as restaurateur at The Sausage Factory, co-managing Lazy Thinking Records, attracting food start ups into her neighbourhood and advocating for the slashie lifestyle through her podcast, The Slashies.
Anthony Daniels: "I am C-3PO: The Inside Story" | Talks at Google Anthony Daniels: "I am C-3PO: The Inside Story" | Talks at Google
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Anthony Daniels joins Talks at Google to discuss his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. As C-3PO, Anthony is the only actor to appear in all 11 Star Wars films, and from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of The Rise of Skywalker, Anthony shares his unique perspective on a story that has touched an innumerable amount of people all over the world. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2qdCx5w.
Michael Horn: "Choosing College" | Talks at Google Michael Horn: "Choosing College" | Talks at Google
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Michael Horn: Choosing College - How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life | Talks at Google Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices. This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are not in line with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated. By constructing more than 200 mini-documentaries of how students chose different postsecondary educational experiences, the authors explore the motivations for how and why people make the decisions that they do at a much deeper, causal level. By the end, you’ll know why you’re going and what you’re really chasing. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2P8WV0c.
Logan Browning & Avriel Epps-Darling: "Dear Algorithmic Bias" | Talks at Google Logan Browning & Avriel Epps-Darling: "Dear Algorithmic Bias" | Talks at Google
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Harvard researcher, Avriel Epps-Darling, and the star of Netflix’s Dear White People, Logan Browning, discuss the positives and pitfalls of the increased democratization of media, the content recommendation systems that propagate it, and the online platforms that support the creative economy. This wide ranging dialogue creates space for us to discuss the impact that the democratization of media has on society, how technology is reshaping the creative economy, and how creatives, technologists, and researchers can ensure that this democratization happens responsibly. Moderated by Francis Roberts.
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