TED BLOG EXCLUSIVE: Speaking at Sunday’s impromptu TEDxVolcano, Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News, lays out the sobering realities of post-volcano travel. Listen for tips on how to get the truth out of an airlines reservation agent — and insight into when and why the planes will start flying again, ready or not. (Recorded at TEDxVolcano, April 2010, London, UK. Duration: 8:24)
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Packing up for your holiday trip home? For the downtime from eggnog, food and family, consider bringing a couple of these excellent novels from TED speakers whose talks were published this year. Karen Thompson Walker’s debut novel, The Age of Miracles, quickly took off when it was published last year. Walker imagines a world in […]
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 […]