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Michael Montes on the TEDTalks ringtone

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Michael Montes is the composer who created the TEDTalks opening themes (now available as ringtones). We’re curious about what it’s like to have one’s music being experienced through a phone. Who or what inspired you in creating the TEDTalks theme? TED itself inspired me greatly. I tried to put the feelings that I retained from being []

Top 10 people I should talk to at TED

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We don’t know what’s in the secret sauce of the “top 10 people you should talk to at TED” algorithm, but attendee Richard St. John knows it’s something good. He writes: “I almost fell off my chair when I saw the list of the “Top 10 People I should talk to at TED.” The TED []

Audience questions for Nina Jablonski

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Nina Jablonski talked to us about skin. One thing we learned is that those with lots of melanin have to recognize that they have a lot of natural sun screen in their skin, which slows the process of making Vitamin D. I had the opportunity to ask Nina some of the questions emailed in (to []

What TED means to me

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During yesterdays Session 3 – Reconnect, curator Chris Anderson opened the floor to the audience with the question “What does TED mean to you?” Here are few responses – received from Palm Springs, Associate Members, and some in Long Beach who didn’t get the mike: “I am watching TED 2009 live from Moscow and I []

Tomorrow's Child — as read by Ray Anderson

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Ray Anderson gave a profound and powerful talk about his decades-deep commitment to sustainable ways of doing business through his carpet company Interface — culminating in the Mission Zero plan. During the talk he read a poem written by one of his employees, Glenn Thomas, after Glenn heard Ray talk. Having received a number of []

It's not a car, it's a vehicle

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Josh Goldman is the first TEDster to go on an Aptera test drive. He’s actually #315 on the waiting list for the car (out of 3800) … but this is his first time getting his hands on one. Note — you have to go in bottom first, then pull your legs in. After his ride, []