Live from TED2014

Behind-the-Scenes at TED2014: A photo gallery of days 2 and 3

A bird's-eye view of the lobby at the Vancouver Convention Centre, complete with spinning globe and "The Next Chapter" stairway. Photo: Bret Hartman

A bird’s-eye view of the Vancouver Convention Centre, complete with spinning globe and “The Next Chapter” stairway. Photo: Bret Hartman

The second and third days of TED2014 have been tremendous—a mind-bending exercise in crackling new ideas and rethinking old ones. Here, a visual spin through the conference so far.

TED Fellow Uldus Bakhtiozina shares her beautiful, surreal photography. Photo: Ryan Lash

TED Fellow Uldus Bakhtiozina shares her beautiful, surreal photography. Photo: Ryan Lash

Chris Hadfield, whose talk was posted on TED.com today, signs books in the TED Bookstore. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Chris Hadfield, whose TED Talk was posted today, signs books. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Today, she danced for the first time since thanks to an ultra high-tech prosthetic created by Hugh Herr's lab at MIT. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Today, she danced for the first time since, thanks to a high-tech prosthetic created by Hugh Herr’s lab at MIT. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Edward Snowden walks through TED2014, interacting with attendees. Photo: Bret Hartman

Edward Snowden walks through TED2014, interacting with attendees. Photo: Bret Hartman

TED's own Tom Reilly is gifted with a puppet of himself during the TED Fellows sessions. Last summer, he presented a similar puppet to Fellow Asha de Vos. Photo: Ryan Lash

TED’s own Tom Reilly is presented with a puppet of himself during the TED Fellows sessions. Photo: Ryan Lash

Citi for Cities is helping major metropolises solve problems. At their kiosk at TED, attendees created digital art by riding a stationary Citi Bike. The harder they pedaled, the more the color and pattern changed. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Citi for Cities is helping metropolises solve problems. At their kiosk at TED, attendees create digital art by riding a Citi Bike. The harder they pedal, the more the color and pattern changes. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Chris Anderson presents a scarf to TED founder, Richard Saul Wurman. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

TED co-founder Richard Saul Wurman talks about seeing his “baby” turn 30, in a short conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Over at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler, TEDx organizers snowshoe to workshops. Photo: Bret Hartman

TEDx organizers snowshoe to their workshops on top of Grouse Mountain. Photo: Bret Hartman

Speaking of Hugh Herr's team at the MIT Media Lab, David Sengeh works there. And is dedicated to offering good options to amputees in his home country of Sierra Leone. Photo: Ryan Lash

David Sengeh is, coincidentally, a member of Hugh Herr’s team at the MIT Media Lab. He is dedicated to offering good options to amputees in his home country of Sierra Leone. Photo: Ryan Lash

Imogen Heap visits the Jawbone Internet of You Café, to demo her musical gloves. The gloves let her activate music around her, and even change the treatments on her captivating voice. Photo: Bret Hartman

Imogen Heap visits the Jawbone Internet of You Café, to demo her musical gloves. The gloves let her activate music around her, and even change the treatments on her captivating voice. Photo: Bret Hartman

Chris Anderson interviews Bill and Melinda Gates, asking them about their lives as a couple and as parents. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Chris Anderson interviews Bill and Melinda Gates, asking them about their lives as a couple and as parents. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

The underbelly of the TED2014 pop-up theater. Photo: Ryan Lash

The underbelly of the TED2014 pop-up theater. Photo: Ryan Lash

Translators from TED's Open Translation Project throw up their hats after a workshop at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

Translators from TED’s Open Translation Project throw up their hats after a workshop at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

An animation station, courtesy of TED-Ed, in Whistler. Photo: Sarah Nickerson

An animation station, courtesy of TED-Ed, in Whistler. Photo: Sarah Nickerson

Shih Chieh Huang creates sculptures that seem like living bioluminescent sea creatures. Photo: Ryan Lash

Shih Chieh Huang creates sculptures that seem like living bioluminescent sea creatures. Photo: Ryan Lash

At the Skype Studio, Helen Walters interviews Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer and many others about Connection, Crowd-funding and Creativity. Photo: Bret Hartman

At the Skype Studio, Helen Walters interviews Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer and many others about Connection, Crowd-funding and Creativity. Photo: Bret Hartman

Dance time at TEDActive 2014. Photo: Marla Aufmuth

Dance time at TEDActive 2014. Photo: Marla Aufmuth