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Jenny Zurawell

Portland, OR, United States
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Technology

Massive-scale online collaboration: Luis von Ahn on TED.com

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After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately — all for […]

Art

Different ways of experiencing: Q&A with Aparna Rao

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

“The Uncle Phone” by Pors & Rao. Photo by Jorge Martín Muñoz. At TEDGlobal 2011, Aparna Rao showed a glimpse of the high-tech, often humorous art she creates with collaborator Søren Pors. We followed up with the TED Fellow to talk about her artistic approach and projects in progress. You use some pretty sophisticated technology […]

Art

High-tech art (with a sense of humor): Aparna Rao on TED.com

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao re-imagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations — a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen — that put a playful spin on ordinary objects and […]

Global Issues

How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace: Guy-Philippe Goldstein on TED.com

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

More and more, nations are waging attacks with cyber weapons — silent strikes on another country’s computer systems that leave behind no trace. (Think of the Stuxnet worm.) At TEDxParis, Guy-Philippe Goldstein shows how cyberattacks can leap between the digital and physical worlds to prompt armed conflict — and how we might avert this global […]

“Bodies”: Images and notes from Session 7 of TEDGlobal 2011

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Movement expert Daniel Wolpert on the relationship between brain and body: “Our brains map our own body’s motions and correct our perception. That’s why you can’t tickle yourself.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED Sheril Kirshenbaum talks about the science behind an ancient behavior, kissing: “We’re interpreting the world through our mouths more than we […]

“The Dark Side”: Images and notes from Session 6 of TEDGlobal 2011

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Underworld investigator Misha Glenny: “There are two types of companies in the world: those that know they’ve been hacked and those that don’t.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED Cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen advocates for an “Internetpol” — an Interpol for the net. He says: “In the vast majority of online attacks, we don’t even […]

TEDGlobal2012

Ideas worth translating: TEDGlobal Translator Workshop

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

For the first time at TEDGlobal, a small group of TED Translators came together to present ideas and talk about the future of the Open Translation Project. Discussions centered around how to better collaborate, communicate and capture knowledge amongst the TED translator community, as well as playing subtitled TEDTalks in schools and engaging with the […]

Q&A

Meet TEDGlobal guest host Matt Ridley: A short Q&A

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

We’re welcoming two guest hosts to TEDGlobal 2011 — Pat Mitchell, from the Paley Center for Media, who hosts Session 8, and Matt Ridley, whose 2010 TEDTalk was memorably titled “When Ideas Have Sex,” and who’ll be hosting Session 5. We asked both hosts a few questions about their plans for their session of TED. […]

Health

Resources for suicide prevention, post-attempt survivors and their families

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

For those moved by JD Schramm’s powerful TEDTalk, this list of resources is a place to start. We’d love to know more — add suggestions to the comments or email us. In the US: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call […]

Language

It’s the Open Translation Project 2-year anniversary!

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

TED Translators attending TEDActive 2011 in Palm Springs, CA. Photo: Michael Brands Today is the 2-year anniversary of the Open Translation Project! To date, our volunteer translators have created over 18,000 translations of TEDTalks in 81 languages. For the occasion, we asked a few translators to tell us (in English and the language they translate […]

Film

The hidden beauty of pollination: Louie Schwartzberg on TED.com

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long […]

Biology

Using nature to grow batteries: Angela Belcher on TED.com

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she’s produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it’s done. (Recorded at TEDxCaltech, January 2011 at […]

ted fellows

At the TED office, Rye Barcott speaks about his new book

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Last night at the TED office in New York, 2009 TED Fellow Rye Barcott stopped by to talk about his new book “It Happened on the Way to War,” a memoir about his concurrent experiences in war and peace. While deployed as a U.S. Marine in Bosnia, Iraq and the horn of Africa, he co-founded […]

Language

Now you can embed TEDTalks with subtitles enabled

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

We recently improved our embeddable player so now you can embed TEDTalks with subtitles enabled in your language! Simply click the “Share” button on any TEDTalk, select an available language from the drop-down menu, copy the embed code and voilà: the subtitles automatically play on the embedded video. And now that our embed player supports […]