Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Gallery: Behind-the-scenes as TEDGlobal 2013 draws to a close

Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May

From an unexpected reason why malaria has not been eradicated to a bold argument for why businesses can be a powerful force in solving the world’s problems, TEDGlobal 2013 brought so many opportunities for us to “Think Again,” as citizens of a global world. Here, some incredible images taken on site during days 4 and 5 of the conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.

A peek behind the TEDGlobal camera. Photo: Ryan Lash

A peek behind the TEDGlobal camera. Photo: Ryan Lash

Economist Dambisa Moyo describes how and why the population of Africa is starting to admire the Chinese economic system as much, if not more, than the American way. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Economist Dambisa Moyo describes how and why the population of Africa is starting to admire the Chinese economic system as much, if not more, than the American way. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Arthur Benjamin shares the joy of Fibonacci numbers. Photos: James Duncan Davidson

Arthur Benjamin shares the joy of Fibonacci numbers. Photos: James Duncan Davidson

TEDsters enjoy one of TEDGlobal's very cool partrner installations. Photo: Ryan Lash

TEDsters enjoy one of TEDGlobal’s very cool partrner installations. Photo: Ryan Lash

Just a Band, who created what many call Africa's first viral video, rock TEDGlobal. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Just a Band, who created what many call Africa’s first viral video, rock TEDGlobal. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Uri Alon shares why scientists must think more like improv artists. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Uri Alon shares why scientists must think more like improv artists. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Salvatore Iaconesi shares why he started La Cura, the site where he asked the world to send him cures for his brain cancer. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Salvatore Iaconesi shares why he started La Cura, the site where he asked the world to send him cures for his brain cancer. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

The famous TEDGlobal bookstore. Photo: Ryan Lash

The famous TEDGlobal bookstore. Photo: Ryan Lash

Jamie Cullum plays a rockin' piano set. Great moment: his version of "Pure Imagination." Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Jamie Cullum plays a rockin’ piano set. Great moment: his version of “Pure Imagination.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Shereen El Feki shares what happened when she dared to talk to women about sex in the Arab World. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Shereen El Feki shares what happened when she dared to talk to women about sex in the Arab World. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Rives and Kelly Stoetzel host a faux talk show, "Inside the Active Studio," all about TED Active. Photo: Ryan Lash

Kelly Stoetzel and Rives, at right, host the live talk show “Inside the Active Studio,” starring, from left, Russell Foster and Hetain Patel. Photo: Ryan Lash

Michael Porter shares how businesses can, in fact, help solve social problems. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Michael Porter shares how businesses can, in fact, help solve social problems. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

The TEDGlobal closing party. Photo: Ryan Lash

The TEDGlobal closing party. Photo: Ryan Lash

A view from the TEDGlobal farewell picnic—from which many TEDsters took a hike. Photo: Ryan Lash

A view from the TEDGlobal farewell picnic—from which many TEDsters took a hike. Photo: Ryan Lash