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A last-minute Halloween costume: Be a TED speaker


If you’re trick-or-treating tomorrow but you haven’t thought about a costume yet — and you have 20 minutes to run to the dollar store — a modest suggestion: be a TED Talks speaker.

TED Talk data visualized as a flow of words and a sphere of connections


This interactive graph shows the most popular words in TED Talk descriptions over time. Click on the image to explore the visualization.

The economy in 20 short films, what was on that NASA rocket and the Oscars for wildlife photographers


The past week brought lots of excitement for members of the TED community. Below, some highlights. Morgan Spurlock’s latest project, “We the Economy,” has a tagline that really explains it bestl.

8 smart strategies TEDx organizers use to find great speakers


Talks on science, space and dung beetles. Talks on philosophy, medicine and folding paper towels. Every day, all over the globe, TEDx organizers are tirelessly working to find inventive, ingenious speakers ready to bring talks to life.

How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too)


Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO.

How business can stay ahead of the curve in the age of data: Report from TED@BCG


Karin Nilsdotter posits an intriguing idea at TED@BCG: “I believe the space is the next business frontier.” Photo: Wolfram Scheible/TED Tuesday morning in the former East Berlin, the midcentury Kosmos cinema hummed with new ideas on business, technology and self, at an event called TED@BCG.

Our laws belong to us: Kimberley Motley live at TEDGlobal 2014


Kimberley Motley speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED Kimberley Motley is an impossible woman: The former Mrs.

Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community


TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. Here’s what the community had to say following this conference all about the theme “South!

8 ideas for the future of cities


In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable.

Art that floats: A TED Fellow plans an immersive experience on a boat


In Floating Peep Show, audiences were ferried across the San Francisco Bay to four sailboats rafted together, where they paid to watch live performances in the hulls.

8 ideas for the future of cities


In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable.

Badminton birdies, floppy disks and old toys become art — and connections — in Chiang Mai, Thailand


This resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand, filled a bag with colorful puff balls for a project designed to connect members of the community.

Badminton birdies, floppy disks and old toys become art — and connections — in Chiang Mai, Thailand


This resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand, filled a bag with colorful puff balls for a project designed to connect members of the community.

10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York


New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town! Here’s one of my favorite images of it, created by George Schlegel lithographers in 1873, while the Brooklyn Bridge was under construction.

What’s it like to live with locked-in syndrome? One family’s experience


Kitra Cahana shares the extraordinary story of her father’s brain stem stroke, a catastrophe that transformed into an inspiring spiritual journey.

What’s it like to live with locked-in syndrome? One family’s experience


Kitra Cahana shares the extraordinary story of her father’s brain stem stroke, a catastrophe that transformed into an inspiring spiritual journey.

Andrew Bastawrous’ bakery for better eye care gets lift off, the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys make a video, and more


As always, members of the TED community have been very busy the past few weeks. Below, just a few of them making the news: Earlier this month, Mazda promised to fund one of four projects dreamed up by TED Fellows — based on your votes.

How do we stop the spread of Ebola? A Q&A at TEDGlobal 2014


Chikwe Ihekweazu speaks at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Ten years ago, epidemiologist Chikwe Ihekweazu helped fight an outbreak in South Sudan.

What’s it like to live with locked-in syndrome? A TED Fellow shares her father’s inspiring experience, in words and images


Kitra Cahana shares the extraordinary story of her father’s brain stem stroke, a catastrophe that transformed into an inspiring spiritual journey.

Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community


TEDGlobal 2014 brought our conference to the tropics. Here’s what the community had to say following this conference all about the theme “South!


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