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One TED speaker adorns the walls of the New York City subway, another the walls of a building in Dubai…

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One TED speaker adorns the walls of the New York City subway, another the walls of a building in Dubai…

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A subway line with museum-worthy art. After 45 years of construction and $4.5 billion spent, the first section of New York City’s Second Avenue subway line opened on January 1 with four stations. Maybe the best feature of the []

Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM

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Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM

From artists to scientists, mothers, mathematicians and business visionaries, people in every corner of the world are dreaming up solutions to our most pressing problems. Whether tackling war and peace or the principles of machine learning, ingenuity starts with one thing: a spark. And regardless of where the spark takes hold, inspiration demands action to []

It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

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It’s time to lead: The talks of Session 6 of TEDWomen 2016

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major political party in the United States this summer, she reflected that this achievement “belongs to generations of women and men who struggled, sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Women have been leaders throughout history, making positive changes in their communities. But in so many places around []

It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016

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It’s about time to reimagine: The talks of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016

“TED is about challenging convention and deepening our understanding of the world around us by considering, even for just a few moments, a radically different way to look at things,” says Dalia Mogahed, host of Session 5 of TEDWomen 2016 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. In the conference’s penultimate []

It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016

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It’s time for a new story: The talks of Session 4 of TEDWomen 2016

In all of its formats, in all the ways we listen and watch, the media is extremely powerful in how it represents — or underrepresents or misrepresents — women. Unless we’re prepared to change the way women are portrayed in the stories we tell, we’re not prepared for real change. In Session 4 of TEDWomen []

The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

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The time for equality is now: The talks of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016

When it comes to equality across race, class and gender: “None of us has time to sleep — we need to be woke as hell,” says Mia Birdsong, host of Session 3 of TEDWomen 2016. In an emotional, pointed session, seven speakers and one performer explored the painful realities of the present and offered hopeful []

It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

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It’s about our time: The talks of Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016

We depend on each other, and we can accomplish very little if we can’t work together. What better way is there to spend our time than with each other? Hosted by journalists (and married couple) Courtney E. Martin and John Cary, Session 2 of TEDWomen 2016 featured five pairs of speakers and one performer exploring []