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July 2009

The Market Maker: Eleni Gabre-Madhin

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Following up on economist Eleni Gabre-Madhin’s 2007 TEDTalk on Ethiopian markets comes an episode from PBS’ award-winning documentary series Wide Angle titled “The Market Maker.” Anchor Aaron Brown traveled to Ethiopia and toured the country with Gabre-Madhin, where he witnessed the trials faced by her Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, and the effects of the system on []

TEDsters trek to WOMAD

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Immediately after TEDGlobal 2009, a group of TEDsters took off for WOMAD at Charlton Park — the three-day world music festival founded by TED speaker Peter Gabriel (watch his talk from 2006). Sleeping in teepees, rocking all night … the pictures tell the story. Above, twilight bubbles, photographed by TED’s Lara Stein, director of the []

Post-TEDGlobal: Roundups and reminiscences UPDATED

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However you experienced TEDGlobal 2009 — live, on the web feed, or via Twitter and the TED Blog updates — this week is about reviewing, reliving and moving forward. As Arturo Ania tweeted earlier today: First thought this morning: How can I inject my team with the inspiration and energy from #TED in Oxford? We’re []

Thomas Dolby's notes on TEDGlobal music

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On his lively blog, TED’s music director, Thomas Dolby, collects his thoughts on the music of this past week. From the post: As TED’s music director I have the enviable task of selecting the musicians that appear here, and helping them tune their performances to fit the context. It’s an honour for me and for []

How to watch TEDGlobal in California

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Bruce Johnson sends us the waking and sleeping schedule he set up in order to watch the four days of the TEDGlobal 2009 Associates feed — resetting his body clock to catch the sessions that started at 8:30am BST, eight hours ahead of West Coast time in the United States. He lays out the plan: []

Scenes from the Associates feed

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Some 300 people watched the TEDGlobal 2009 Associates feed — including 100 of our founding volunteer translators, past TED Fellows and TEDx hosts. We loved seeing photos of people around the world watching the feed, and share a few below: Theodor K writes: “Here is Klara, Theodor, and Isak from Denmark watching the windmill built []

Twitter Snapshot: Brother Paulus Terwitte asks, "Where are you?"

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A Capuchin friar and a household name in Germany, Brother Paulus Terwitte looks at the possibility of a simple, contemplative spiritual life — in a world laden with distractions and complications. Is posting a Twitter Snapshot slightly … ironic? Twitter users meditated on this, and other questions: Google is the new forbidden apple.. Brother Terwitte.. []