Does your breathing pattern change when you open your e-mail inbox or check your Blackberry? Do you hold your breath? Longtime TEDster Linda Stone has given a name — “e-mail apnea” — to what she describes as a “temporary absence or suspension of breathing, or shallow breathing, while doing e-mail”. She has researched how this disturbs our body’s balance of oxygen, CO2 and NO and impacts our nervous system. Take a deep breath and read her revealing diagnosis here.
In the noise of a city, peace and quiet can be hard to find. Australian composer and sound artist Jason Sweeney has a solution — Stereopublic, a free smartphone app that lets users geo-locate and share their favorite tranquil city spaces. This week, in advance of TEDGlobal 2013, Stereopublic has launched a custom Edinburgh version […]
A good story can make a campfire that much eerier. A good story can flip a conversation at a party from completely awkward to wonderful. A good story can glue your nose to a book. And, on screen, a good story can rivet generation after generation. So, uh, how do you tell one? Andrew Stanton, […]