Jill Sobule, minstrel/muse of TEDs past, just kicked off her holiday tour, performing tonight in Ann Arbor, MI with Cyndi Lauper and Sandra Bernhard (!)The trio will travel on to Cleveland, Toronto, D.C., and other eastern cities – no doubt amusing and delighting as they go.
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Just a few of the intriguing headlines involving members of the TED community this week: Jill Sobule’s new album, Dottie’s Charms, is streaming free at Harper’s. Each song is inspired by a charm on a vintage bracelet, with lyrics penned by a writer Jill admires, including Jonathan Lethem and Sam Lipsyte. (Watch Jill sing “Global warming’s theme song, ‘Manhattan in January.’”) Larry […]
Skybox gets Googled, David Binder wins a Tony, Steven Pinker on writing in the 21st century, and more
Several members of the TED community are popping in the news this week. Below, some highlights: Dan Berkenstock’s Skybox Imaging, which uses small satellites to create close to real-time imagery of the planet, has been bought by Google. The internet giant’s website explains, “Skybox’s satellites will help keep our maps accurate with up-to-date imagery. Over […]