Student Pierre Hirschler gives a TED-Ed Club presentation, exploring math as a potential universal language.
Ani Okkasian was the first in her family to go to college. “My parents escaped a communist country and got to the [United] States with $700 in their pocket,” she says.
The 2014 Webby Award nominations were announced this week, and one particular nomination stood out. Because once again, in the Online Film & Video: Variety category, TED is pitted against Kid President.
Dan Gilbert gave his first TED Talk in February 2004; The surprising science of happiness was one of the first we ever published, in September 2006. Here, the Harvard psychologist reminisces about the impact of TED, shares some suggestions of useful further reading — and owns up to some mistakes.
Stormtrooper: A portrait of a 12-year-old boy who hides his aspirations to be a ballet dancer from his friends. Image: Uldus Bakhtiozina A 12-year-old boy in a Stormtrooper helmet – and a tutu.
What’s this galaxy-like cluster of dots and lines? It’s the TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP, a rich and interactive web that shows the patterns of cross-disciplinary collaboration among TED Fellows over the past four years.
This portrait of a girl tells a story larger than the massive piece of vinyl it is printed on. Unfurled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, “#NotABugSplat” was created by a collection of artists and activists, using TED Prize winner JR’s Inside Out campaign, to send a message to drone operators, who reportedly call their kills “bug splats” because they appear small and grainy on screen.
For much of the past 20 years, architect and engineer Aziza Chaouni has been battling to restore the Fez River that winds through the city’s medina – Fez’s historic medieval center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Do you think in pictures? These TED fans do — and they capture their thoughts in an idiosyncratic mix of words and text that parallels the way their thoughts flow.
What does 5 days of TED feel like? As Lucy Farey-Jones says: “Upon my re-entry to the real world, friends, clients and folks at my firm say: ‘How was TED?
Keren Elazari speaks at TED2014. The day she gave her talk, we spoke to her about the shutdown of Twitter in Turkey.
Outside the Vancouver Convention Centre, people gather to interact with Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis performs the rumba at the end of Hugh Herr’s talk, “The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance.” Normally, this would not be a big deal for a professional ballroom dance teacher.
Geena Rocero on stage at TED2014 / Photo: James Duncan Davidson Geena Rocero did a pretty bold thing at TED2014: She came out.
Kate Stone speaks at TED2013 / Photo: James Duncan Davidson When creative scientist Kate Stone gave her talk at TED2013, her biggest worry was whether her paper DJ decks would work onstage.
by Natasha Scripture What do a British chef, a Newcastle University professor and an anti-corruption activist have in common?
Floating in a most peculiar way: Astronaut Chris Hadfield sports an Oculus Rift headset at TED2014. Photo: Ryan Lash.
At TED2013, Amanda Palmer gave a talk called “The art of asking“ about her experience funding an album on Kickstarter; it quickly went viral on TED.com. A year later, Palmer was back for a panel at TED2014 covering crowd-funding creative projects.
Predictions are a mug’s game. If they come true, you likely didn’t push your thinking hard enough. If they don’t come true, you risk looking like an idiot.
by Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Google How will our minds be blown in the next 30 years? Well, that’s quite a long time, given the acceleration in history.