Our own Thomas Dolby kicks off his Sole Inhabitant tour this week, with shows in Anaheim and L.A. He’ll hit just about every major TED city in the U.S., so there’s ample opportunity to watch him rock the house with an utterly intriguing blend of retro and high-tech gadgetry. The repertoire will range from his earliest work to the latest remix. Overall: Not to be missed. And New York-based TEDsters are in luck: You can catch a preview at our May 3rd salon at Joe’s Pub. Details forthcoming …
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TED News in Brief: Olafur Eliasson puts sunshine in your pocket, Thomas Dolby launching a center for technology + arts
This week, so much TED-related news hit the transom. Below, some of the highlights. Artist Olafur Eliasson (watch his TED Talk) muses on his latest work — “Little Sun,” a miniature solar-powered lamp that puts five hours of sunlight in your pocket — in this awesome video from our friends at The Creators Project. The […]
8 talks on beauty of the handmade (complete with Dong Woo Jang’s diagrams for how to make the perfect bow and arrow)
In South Korea’s “pressure-cooker” educational environment, 15-year-old Dong Woo Jang began to feel his caveman instincts kicking in: He needed to survive. And like his ancestors, he decided to arm up –- with a bow and arrow. As he shares in today’s talk, proudly holding up one of his handmade bows, he says, “Through bow […]