The Parlor: Session 2 at TED2012

Posted by: Ben Lillie

For this session, we’re resurrecting the 17th century custom of the salon in order to delight and educate everyone gathered both here at TED — and at the simulcasts taking place around the world.

In this session:

Quixotic, a mixed-media theater/performance/aerialist company. See a sneak peek of their stage work >>

Andrew Stanton, the writer behind the three Toy Story movies and the writer/director of WALL-E, whose new film, John Carter, comes out in March. He gave a masterclass on storytelling >>

Reuben Margolin, an artist whose moving sculptures combine the logic of math with the sensuousness of nature. He shared video and thoughts about art, life and waves >>

At a TED long ago, Terry Moore taught us how to tie our shoes. Now he tells us what x means >>

Two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. He shared poetry in motion >>

Michael Tilson Thomas, a conductor and music educator. He gave us a history of music in 18 minutes >>

Comments (2)

  • commented on Feb 29 2012

    OH, how I wish for those grand salons of Paris to drop into every city here in the USA in 2012!

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