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Nia Ashley

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Global Issues

How to keep the plutocracy from becoming an aristocracy: A Q&A with Chrystia FreelandHow to keep the plutocracy from becoming an aristocracy: A Q&A with Chrystia Freeland

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Chrystia Freeland writes about the power of money. As a journalist, she examines how money shapes society, impacts politics and essentially makes the world go ‘round. In today’s talk, given at TEDGlobal 2013, Freeland tackles the growing global plutocracy, looking at how 21st century democratic capitalism is making the rich richer while pulling up the […]

Technology

AquaTop makes bath time fun … and computer friendlyAquaTop makes bath time fun … and computer friendly

Posted By Nia Ashley

Here at TED, we are big fans of innovative interfaces — from back in 2006, when Jeff Han demoed the multi-touch screen on the TED stage, to 2010 when Tan Le debuted an interface manipulated by brainwaves, to most recently when Jinha Lee showed us how to reach inside our computer screen. Which is why […]

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Rock, paper, scissors! These 5 TED Talks play with paper in fresh waysRock, paper, scissors! These 5 TED Talks play with paper in fresh ways

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Architect Shigeru Ban uses paper tubes to build temporary, ecologically sustainable structures. These geometrically complex structures can be big and impressive — like a concave complex built for Expo 2000 in Germany — or small and functional, like the half-pipe office Ban built for himself atop the Pompadou Center in Paris. No matter their size […]

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6 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day6 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day

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The Book. Few things are as universal, as ubiquitous and as transformative. On this Book Lovers Day, we’ve compiled talks that examine all the facets that make books great. Do you judge a book by its cover, like Chip Kidd, or get absorbed into a compelling narrative like Andrew Stanton? Were you taken to new […]

Science

6 talks to watch this Moon Day6 talks to watch this Moon Day

Posted By Nia Ashley

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Moon Day is held every July 20 to commemorate this momentous feat. 43 years later, humanity is still looking to the sky, mesmerized by lunar bodies. However, it is not just Earth’s moon we’re studying anymore. With better satellites and […]

Global Issues

Talks to watch for World Population DayTalks to watch for World Population Day

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Today, July 11, is World Population Day. Established by the Governing Council of the United Nation Development Program in 1989, to commemorate the day global population reached five billion two years earlier, World Population Day strives to raise awareness about the issues created by the growing number of people in the world. Twenty-four years later, […]

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9 great talks to watch for Video Games Day9 great talks to watch for Video Games Day

Posted By Nia Ashley

Gamers, unite! Today, July 8, is officially known as Video Games Day. Whether you lose hours to your Xbox or stay glued to your smart phone to play, today is dedicated to all those games that rile you up and drive you crazy. These days, the most riveting video games use motion sensors, animation and […]

Entertainment

The anatomy of a turning point, on TED Radio HourThe anatomy of a turning point, on TED Radio Hour

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Your life’s turning point — whether it happens in an instant or is the culmination of gradual change — could occur tomorrow. Would you be ready for it? How would you reconcile your former self with the person you’ve become? In this week’s TED Radio Hour, we hear from TED speakers forever changed by major and […]

Culture

Hey skater: 4 talks for Go Skateboarding DayHey skater: 4 talks for Go Skateboarding Day

Posted By Nia Ashley

Today, June 21, is Go Skateboarding Day, which is a perfectly good reason to celebrate this global culture of under-the-radar creativity and community. Below are four TED Talks in celebration of the innovation and flow of skating. Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate! Beginning at age 10, Rodney Mullen been sharing his unique style […]

Culture

11 TED Talks about equality of all kinds for Pride Month11 TED Talks about equality of all kinds for Pride Month

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June is otherwise known as Pride Month, a time to celebrate both the struggles and victories on the road to equality. So it feels very fitting that today, June 26, on the final day of their term, the Supreme Court delivered a pair of rulings that bolster gay marriage. Today, explore this compilation of talks about […]

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9 talks for Father’s Day9 talks for Father’s Day

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He is a part of you. Whether you are close or not, whether he was a constant part of your life or not, he impacted who you are today. You love him – except maybe when you can’t stand him. For better or worse, he is your dad. Celebrate this Father’s Day with these nine […]