In honor of yesterday’s thrilling announcement that scientists have discovered — in fossil-form — a missing link between fish and land animals, we offer you the commercial that kicked off our interstitial series at TED2006. The brilliant, catchy, multiple-view-worthy noitulovE, which rewinds several hundred million years in the course of a 60-second spot. Created by BBDO for Guinness.
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Nature knows best: A biologist and a designer take creative direction from the Earth’s operating system
“Borrowing” as a concept is de rigeur in the creative industries and beyond. What’s that too-often quoted aphorism? “Good artists copy; great artists steal”? Plenty of people have trotted that out as justification for acts they want us to believe are far superior to and way different from plagiarism. In this nuanced conversation, biologist and […]
Everything you need to know about donating your voice: Why you should help The Human Voicebank Initiative
By Rupal Patel At TEDWomen, I introduced the audience to VocaliD — a project aimed at designing personalized synthetic voices so that people with severe speech impairments can use a voice that fits their body and personality. This is a project that I’ve been working on for several years, along with my students and my […]