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Nadia Goodman

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Nadia is the social media editor for TED.com.

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Q&A

Internet access is a basic human right: A Q&A with Keren ElazariInternet access is a basic human right: A Q&A with Keren Elazari

Posted By Nadia Goodman

Two weeks ago, hours after Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to “wipe out” Twitter, his government blocked access to the platform across the country. It was just weeks before a hotly contended election, and Erdoğan was upset about tweets accusing him of corruption. A judicial ruling in Turkey called for Twitter to take […]

Live from TED2014

In case you missed it: Day 5 of TED2014In case you missed it: Day 5 of TED2014

Posted By Nadia Goodman

This year’s packed conference came to a close on March 21, 2014: Day 5 at TED2014. Here are some highlights from this Friday: Mark Ronson ruled the dance floor On Thursday night, Mark Ronson DJ’d for TEDsters. Bent over the mixing board under a neon green TED sign, he tied all the music back to […]

Art

Gallery: Beautiful words from TEDxMet, immortalized as artGallery: Beautiful words from TEDxMet, immortalized as art

Posted By Nadia Goodman

When the lights went down at TEDxMet, a TEDx event hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October, anyone looking very closely could see a tiny light in the first row, casting a dim glow on a lucite desk. The desk was created for artist Alice Attie, who sat with a piece of paper […]

Q&A

DJ prodigy Cole Plante: “Music is always there for you”DJ prodigy Cole Plante: “Music is always there for you”

Posted By Nadia Goodman

When Cole Plante starts to DJ, you’d never guess he’s only 17. His hands move over the mixing board with the confidence of someone older, purposefully weaving over the knobs that adjust the sounds and beats. On some of the adjustments, his grip holds a few beats, while others are so fleeting his reflex gives […]

News

X Marks the Spot: The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts TEDx, plus more TEDx highlightsX Marks the Spot: The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts TEDx, plus more TEDx highlights

Posted By Nadia Goodman

The weekend before last, we joined hundreds of New Yorkers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first-ever TEDx event at a museum: TEDxMet. The speakers included Nobel-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, artist Maira Kalman, legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, and writer Andrew Solomon. The day was peppered with stunning music and dance performances, and […]

Art

An interview with a part-time superhero who has Tourette’s syndromeAn interview with a part-time superhero who has Tourette’s syndrome

Posted By Nadia Goodman

Jess Thom wants you to know that it’s okay to laugh. “You’re going to hear the words ‘biscuit’ and ‘hedgehog’ a lot in the next few minutes,” she says at the beginning of her talk from TEDxAlbertopolis. That’s because Thom has Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements and noises commonly referred to as […]

Culture

X Marks the Spot: A stunning event in the Indian Himalayas, plus this week’s TEDx talksX Marks the Spot: A stunning event in the Indian Himalayas, plus this week’s TEDx talks

Posted By Nadia Goodman

In the remote town of Leh, tucked away in the Indian Himalayas, a group of 100 TEDx’ers gathered among the stunning valleys and sweeping mountain vistas. The diverse group of speakers at TEDxLeh included a Tibetan Buddhist monk, a Ladakhi filmmaker, a snow leopard preservationist, India’s best white water rafter, a solar energy entrepreneur, and […]

News

X Marks the Spot: Underwater wonders on the TEDx blogX Marks the Spot: Underwater wonders on the TEDx blog

Posted By Nadia Goodman

This week, over at the TEDx blog, we got really into oceans and all the fascinating creatures that hang out there. (Especially sea turtles. We’re obsessed.) We explored how baby sea turtles survive the great wide world, how dolphins blow bubble rings for underwater play, and how divers feel swimming with some of the world’s […]

Global Issues

X marks the spot: The unique places and spaces of TEDx eventsX marks the spot: The unique places and spaces of TEDx events

Posted By Nadia Goodman

Oh, the places you’ll go with TEDx. This week, we’ve been exploring everything beyond the urban jungle. We followed an explorer to the dark caverns of underground caves, an astronaut to outer space, a time lapse photographer to fields and mountain ranges, and a group of TEDx’ers to the top of snowy Mount Everest. This […]

Design

TEDxers remix the TEDCity2.0 poster from a kit of partsTEDxers remix the TEDCity2.0 poster from a kit of parts

Posted By Nadia Goodman

What is the city of the future? What will it look like? How will it come to be? This weekend, from Taipei to Melbourne to Mexico City, over 100 local organizers will offer their answers at TEDx events in honor of TEDCity2.0, a day-long TED event celebrating urban innovation. TED challenged organizers to remix the official TEDCity2.0 posters, […]

Culture

Confessions of a depressed comic: A Q&A with Kevin BreelConfessions of a depressed comic: A Q&A with Kevin Breel

Posted By Nadia Goodman

As a teenager, Kevin Breel almost took his own life. His story — so powerfully told in his viral TEDx Talk, “Confessions of a Depressed Comic” — gives voice to an often silent struggle and offers a message of hope. In honor of Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, we spoke with Kevin about living with depression […]