TEDsters have a soft spot in their hearts for Ze Frank, the uncategorizable philosopher comic, who made his name with a viral video before becoming a TED regular. Always a maker of merry mischief, Ze offers an annual holiday gift to faithful fans. This year: A dance-worthy hip-hop track called Santa Ain’t Fat. But don’t overlook the ghosts of Christmas past. You can still create a carol (with click-and-drag elves), dial the direct line to Santa’s Elves, or kick it old school with Santa Must Have Been Drinking, the first wholesome holiday hit from Ze Frank’s one-man orchestra.
To break up a dense (and early) morning session all about Us, performance artist Ze Frank wants to do a quick human test. He asks you to raise your hand when a question applies. Answer honestly. This is a safe space. Ready? Let’s begin: Have you ever eaten a booger long past your childhood? Have you […]
Who are we? What are we doing here? Such thoughts plague more than just angst-filled teenagers. In this session, speakers take a piercing look at these and other complex questions, challenging preconceived notions of who we really are (let’s not forget microbes), how the brain works — and how consciousness fits into the equation. Here […]