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.
Reflections on TEDGlobal 2014, from the community October 17, 2014
Photos to close out TEDGlobal 2014 October 10, 2014
In case you missed it: Day 4 of TEDGlobal 2014 October 10, 2014
Bold expeditions: A recap of session 12 of TEDGlobal 2014 October 10, 2014
The 20 most popular TED Talks, as of this moment December 16, 2013
10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York October 21, 2014
What makes a killer timelapse, with Joe Capra October 7, 2014
100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) August 3, 2007
5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think February 19, 2013
Sign up for TED email updates
New talks released daily. Be the first to know!
By Thu-Huong Ha
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 […]