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Gallery: TED2013 so far, in comic form

Former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, was a pioneer for clean energy job policies in her state. At TED2013, she makes the case for investing in clean energy.

Former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, was a pioneer for clean energy job policies in her state. In session 1 of TED2013, she makes the case for the private sector to invest in clean energy, rather than waiting for the government to step in.

Fever Picture is a collective of scribes and graphic facilitators who translate the words said in conferences into comic form. With this graphic method of note-taking, they’ve illustrated several talks given so far at TED2013, highlighting main points through speech bubbles and quotes. Here, we’ve gathered some of these illustrations from their Facebook page.

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Erik Brynjolfsson explains the future of technology -- contrary to popular belief, we haven't flat-lined, but there is much room for growth.

Also in Session 1, Erik Brynjolfsson explains the future of technology saying that, contrary to popular belief, we haven’t flat-lined and that there is much room for growth.

Saskia Sassen discussed the dynamism of cities and the potential within them to transform technology and culture.

Saskia Sassen discussed the dynamism of cities in Session 2, showing the potential within them to transform technology and culture.

When artist Phil Hansen developed permanent nerve damage in his hand, he was devastated for his artistic pursuits. Until he was inspired to "embrace the shake," and work within his physical limitations to the benefit of his creativity.

When artist Phil Hansen developed permanent nerve damage in his hand, he was devastated. Until he was inspired to “embrace the shake,” and work within his physical limitations to the benefit of his creativity. A great talk from Session 2.

Sebastião Salgado is a photojournalist who photographs his native Brazil and the deteriorating landscape with the hopes of rebuilding the rainforest.

Sebastião Salgado is a photojournalist who shoots his native Brazil and the deteriorating landscape with the hopes of rebuilding the rainforest. This Fever Picture includes many of Salgado’s works.

Edith Widder discovered the underwater giant squids, and in this talk, she describes how.

Edith Widder discovered a new method to find underwater giant squids, and in this talk from Session 2, she describes how.

Just 13 years old, Richard Turere is a passionate inventor who created "lion lights" -- lights that frighten lions away from his father's cattle.

Just 13 years old, Richard Turere is a passionate inventor who created “lion lights” — lights that frighten lions away from his father’s cattle. He shared during session 3.

Amanda-Palmer

In Session 4, musician Amanda Palmer delivered a powerful idea—instead of trying to make people pay for music, let them pay for music.

Larry-Lessig

Larry Lessig’s powerhouse talk from Session 4 had a simple message: We need a government that works. He says it’s all of our job to make this happen.

Stewart-Brand

Stewart Brand is the man behind the “long now.” In Session 5 he shared a fascinating idea: could we de-extinct a species?

Kate-Stone-drawing

In session 6, Kate Stone played turntables, err, a piece of cardboard.

Jack-Andraka

When Jack Andraka was 15, he didn’t know what a pancreas was. Now, he may just have invented a cheap, easy early detection test for pancreatic cancer. He spoke in Session 6.

Ron-Finley

Renegade gardener Ron Finley asked us to “get gansta with your shovels” and plant food, during Session 7.

See many more of these great images, from the second half of TED2013 >>