Over the past week, we’ve noticed a lot of TED-related news items in the ether. Here, some highlights: TED Prize winner JR (watch his talk) has shared this stunning time-lapse video of 6,000 people stopping by his Inside Out photo truck in New York City, and pasting their photos on the sidewalk in Times Square.
Gregoire Courtine shares the story behind his work at TEDGlobal 2013. It begins with: an encouraging mentor.
It’s a widely documented fact: bad days are cumulative. They begin with pouring yourself a bowl of cereal, only to find that you’re out of milk.
Candy Chang’s project “Before I Die” has become a global phenomenon. And now it is a book. Photo: Candy Chang Candy Chang: Before I die I want to...When artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang first installed “Before I Die” — a public artwork that invites passers-by to share their life’s wishes on the side of an abandoned New Orleans building — she had no idea that the project would become a global phenomenon.
“In this place, you can connect to people that have been drawn apart for years by nationalists and the war.
One sign speaker Rodrigo Canales shares that Mexican drug cartels are a big businesses: the CEO of Sinaloa cartel made Forbes’ list of the World’s Most Powerful People.
Nigerian astronomer Johnson Urama wants to promote the future of astronomy in Africa by looking deep into history.
A view of lunch at TEDxMet, inside the Temple of Dendur. Photo: Nadia Goodman The weekend before last, we joined hundreds of New Yorkers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first-ever TEDx event at a museum: TEDxMet.
Dong Woo Jang shares why he makes handmade bows—as a way to relieve stress and connect to his heritage.
TED-Ed lessons are for kids, teenagers and, well, anyone with a passion for learning. And yet, sometimes these animated lessons get downright scary.
Tania Luna left Ukraine when she was 6-years-old. Here, she shares her reflections on hearing about the woman who stayed after Chernobyl.
Bahia Shebab is an artist, activist, and advertising executive who has been living in Cairo since 2003.
In this strange and surreal image, a Chernobyl worker examines the radioactive debris that fills the inside of the destroyed Chernobyl Reactor 4.
Cairo is, in some ways, a layer cake of spray paint. In 2011, TED Fellow Bahia Shehab sprayed this wall with her series “A thousand times no.” Soon after, the work was covered by another artist.
If your home had been devastated by a disaster, would you stay? Why do people choose to remain in potentially life-threatening places?
In June of 2006, we posted six talks online. Since then, our universe has grown exponentially to 1600+ talks and all the initiatives you see on the map above.
This image of Abha Dawesar at TEDGlobal 2013 gives an interesting illustration of her concept of the “digital now.” We see her … in front of the digital reflection of herself.
Jess Thom, aka Touretteshero, has learned to turn her neurological condition into art. Photo: Touretteshero Jess Thom wants you to know that it’s okay to laugh.
DED Talks. High TED Talks. Onion Talks. Here in the TED office, you will often hear chuckles as someone watches one of the quickly growing crop of TED spoofs floating in the ether.
Product designer Eben Bayer is just one speaker who has shared an idea for how mushrooms can save the world on the TED stage.