I am fascinated about any story or projects about people using crowdsourcing, open educational resources, open source, open data or open government. I have gathered some of my favorite talks:
MIT OpenCourcesWare In 2001, MIT proposed a revolutionary idea called OpenCourseWare inspiring others to share.
Sal Khan talking about how he made Khan Academy into one of the most used learnings resources in the world.
Clay Shirky on how internet will change government and how government can learn from open sources.
Linus Torvalds talking about how he made Linux and how GitHub came to life.
Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
In this talk from 2005 Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled “a ragtag band of volunteers,” gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia. 10 year later this talk is still super relevant and the idea behind wikipedia is still an inspiration.
Lawrence Lessig talking about how there is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens.