When you think of global warming, what words comes to mind? Melting glaciers? Carbon emissions? Hurricanes? Mosquitoes? How about … comedy. No? That didn’t make your short list? Well, think again. This Sunday, the comedy event Earth to America airs on TBS, featuring flat-out funniness from the likes of Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Larry David and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Produced by Laurie David, who will attend TED2006, the special raises awareness about the threat of global warming and urges viewers to join David’s non-partisan virtual march on Washington.
Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more. In today’s talk, TED’s own Lisa Bu introduces us to the concept of “comparative reading,” the practice […]
Packed house, check. Excited buzz, check. It’s time for TED2013 Fellows talks! Session 1 Tunde Jegede, composer Nigerian-British composer and musician Tunde Jegede opens the session with his kora, the West African 21-string bridge harp. Sitting curled around the instrument, his fingers deftly pluck the strings, making a sound like rain dancing on water. Ryan […]