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Jenny Zurawell

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Different ways of experiencing: Q&A with Aparna Rao


“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 []

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


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 []


Ideas worth translating: TEDGlobal Translator Workshop


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 []


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


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. []


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


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 []


The hidden beauty of pollination: Louie Schwartzberg on


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 []


Using nature to grow batteries: Angela Belcher on


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 []


Now you can embed TEDTalks with subtitles enabled


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 []