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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: George Whitesides - Toward a Science of Simplicity

TED Conferences LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Simplicity: We know it when we see it - but what is it, exactly? In this funny, philosophical talk, George Whitesides chisels out an answer.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
19 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 07, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
George Whitesides
George Whitesides - Toward a Science of Simplicity
Toward a Science of Simplicity
Contents
  • Knowing Without Defining (1:01)
  • Examples of Simplicity (1:31)
  • Teapot Problem (1:46)
  • Complexity (2:59)
  • Simplicity and Stacking (3:57)
  • Characteristics of Simplicity (1:52)
  • Simple Device in Health Care (2:04)
  • Simplicity as Goal (1:47)
  • Identifying Vulnerable Systems (1:13)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: George Whitesides- Toward a Science of Simplicity (0:05)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2010.
Publisher no.
48511 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (19 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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