2003.12.19 - Law of Armed Conflict - Leuven university - Were these protocols made for leaders or for footsoldiers. 2003.12.19 - Law of Space - Leuven university - the Space Station Intergovernmental Agreement, IGA. 2004.05.11 - International Human Rights Law - Aberdeen university - Article 234... Jurisdiction is the only issue in law. 2004.05.11 - Pathology 1 - Aberdeen university law lecture - Today I'm going to talk about deaths in fires. Spontaneous Human Combustion is worth mentioning. 2004.05.11 - Pathology 2 - Aberdeen university law lecture - Intracerebral heamorhage... the brain shears on itself. 2005.01.28 - Collapse... how societies choose to fail or succeed - Jared Diamond - The flesh of your mother sticks between my teeth. 2005.02.01 - Blink 1 - Malcom Gladwell - When you ask someone to explain their snap judgements, they make up stories. 2005.02.01 - Blink 2 - Malcom Gladwell - When you ask someone to explain their snap judgements, they make up stories. 2005.03.01 - The Copenhagen Consensus - Bjorn Lomberg - prioritisation is unpleasant to institutionally it's absent. 2005.04.18 - XML message brokering - Yanlei Diao - XML is loose-coupling at the content level. 2005.04.28 - When abstraction fails - Andreas Zeller - Plato vs Aristotle in software testing. 2005.05.02 - Memory for non-blocking concurrency - Maged Michael - Hazard Power. 2005.12.09 - Subjective expected utility theory 1 - Ming Hsu - If people fail to obey this ten they can be arbitraged out of existence. 2005.12.09 - Subjective expected utility theory 2 - Ming Hsu - If people fail to obey this ten they can be arbitraged out of existence. 2006.03.03 - Huge Number 3 - Lucian - huge numbers. 2006.04.04 - Art and technology installations 1 - some architect - LA newscasters must hold a smile for hours. 2006.04.04 - Art and technology installations 2 - some architect - crush and remold glass bottles. 2006.09.29 - The Trouble with Physics - Lee Smolin - Newton (background-dependent) vs Leibniz (background-independent). 2007.02.01 - Notes of Dr Faustus - Punchdrunk Productions - Sulphur and mercury freed by fire. 2007.03.29 - Asshole Bosses - Robert Sutton - When I say that I've written this book, someone always tells a Steve Jobs story. 2007.04.17 - Think before you click Send 1 - David Shipley - nasty emails as a window into the id. 2007.04.17 - Think before you click Send 2 - David Shipley - nasty emails as a window into the id. 2007.04.24 - A crowd of One - John Henry Clippinger - Evolutionary processes are about knowing whom you can trust, but on the web there is no identity. 2007.04.25 - Rate Control - Nandita - what is FAIR in tcp. 2007.05.02 - Einstein 1 - Walter Isaacson - A scientist should be a lighthouse-keeper. 2007.05.02 - Einstein 2 - Walter Isaacson - Object is Sign... OO designs are metaphorical... Patterns are metonyms. 2007.05.16 - Everything is Random - David Weinberger - Data and metadata are now confused. 2007.06.01 - Cemetry Artist - Darel Grothaus - Cemetries as outdoor museums... most are on viewpoints 1930-1900. 2007.06.07 - The Social Atom - Mark Buchanan - Organization matters more than atoms. 2007.09.13 - Hunting 1 - Basic hunter education - Fence prcedure, rifle caliber, shotgun. 2007.09.13 - Hunting 2 - Basic hunter education - Handguns, ammunition. 2007.09.13 - Hunting 3 - Basic hunter education - Rifle Shotgun Handgun Bows. 2007.09.19 - Super Crunchers - Ian Ayres - Data-driven decision making. 2007.09.26 - The Stuff of Thought 1 - Steven Pinker - gain insight into thought from language. 2007.09.26 - The Stuff of Thought 2 - Steven Pinker - gain insight into thought from language. 2007.10.19 - Musicophilia - Oliver Sacks - Interest in music has no zoological function. 2007.11.01 - A whole new mind - Don Pink - I graduated in the part of my class that made the top ninety percent possible. 2007.11.02 - Prediction Marks - Evdokia Nikolova - Projection game theorem... most profitable to move to p-line. 2007.12.03 - Location and Family Values - Barry Brown - a location clock brings people together as a family. 2008.03.28 - Docking a sailboat (ASA 118) - Pierre-Alain Girardin - Plan of sail... Location, Orientation, Transition. 2008.04.30 - Trajectory Experiences 1 - Steve Benford - Day of the figurines... working with artists to create and stage touring cultural experiences. 2008.04.30 - Trajectory Experiences 2 - Steve Benford - The bermuda triangle of client-server causality. 2008.05.14 - The Drunkard's Walk - Leonard Mlodinov - Illusions of causality, illusion of small numbers, and conditional confusion. 2008.05.20 - Variable Aperture Photography - Honer Chen - 4d sensor using a pinhole array. 2008.06.05 - Mirror Neurons 1 - Marco Iacohoni - hardwired empathy. 2008.06.05 - Mirror Neurons 2 - Marco Iacohoni - hardwired empathy. 2008.06.12 - Open existential types - Dider Remy - a big gap between intuitive simplicity of concepts, and complexity of solutions. 2008.07.30 - Brain in a bottle - Seth Goldstein - 10^11 neurons. 2008.07.30 - Music and Emotion - Youngwoon Kim - Question... does anyone not like music. 2008.08.12 - Traffic - Tom Vanderbilt - white stripes 10ft long to soothe the driver. 2008.09.19 - Digital Natives - John Palfrey - They are NOT dumber, but are they dehumanized. 2008.10.14 - Leech brains 1 - Bill Kristan - Leeches are harmonious earthworms... all a leech's ganglia operate in sync. 2008.10.14 - Leech brains 2 - Bill Kristan - find a 50-50 stimulus and decision, and repeat. 2008.10.29 - Toothpick 1 - Henry Petroski - Things beget things... is there ANYTHING which has exactly one use. 2008.10.29 - Toothpick 2 - Henry Petroski - The fatal martini... toothpicks can be very dangerous!. 2008.11.18 - Trace-based compilation - Michael Franz - Why you shouldn't compile methods... only compile loops. 2008.12.09 - Evocative Objects - Sherry Turkle - I became my blackberry. I feel invincible, sociable, better prepared. I am naked without it. With it, I'm a better person. 2009.02.22 - Dream Interpretation 1 - Janette Brown - (Phase 1) Listen and ask purely descriptive questions, (Phase 2) Feedback as if it were your own dream. 2009.02.22 - Dream Interpretation 2 - Janette Brown - Phase 1 on Lucian's dream. 2009.02.22 - Dream Interpretation 3 - Janette Brown - the dimmer the light the less conscious it is. 2009.02.22 - Dream Interpretation 4 - Janette Brown - pick an emblematic image from the dream, then get crayons. 2009.02.22 - Dream Interpretation 5 - Janette Brown - Lucian's dream of the previous night. 2009.03.23 - Animal spirits - George Akerlof - How confidence, corruption and stories drive the markets. 2009.07.22 - Traffic Jams - Balaji Prabhakar - You are not IN the traffic jam... you ARE the traffic jam.