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Biology

Encyclopedia of Life launches!

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E.O. Wilson made this TED Prize wish in 2007: Help me build the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life. Today, the Encyclopedia of Life website has launched, with the first 30,000 pages, each one describing a single species, with descriptions and photos contributed by scientists and […]

Art

Phil Borges Reception in San Francisco

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If you happen to be in the Bay Area Wednesday night, November 14, TED2006 Speaker Phil Borges has a gallery reception in San Francisco and you’re invited: FiftyCrows Gallery 49 Geary Street, Second Floor, Suite 225 From 6 PM to 9 PM. An RSVP is required, send an email to goodevents@goodmagazine.com. Here the flyer:

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EO Wilson on the Encyclopedia of Life

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2007 TED Prize winner EO Wilson wished to create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life. On May 9th of this year, it was announced that a consortium of institutions were starting the work to make it happen. (Check out the video that Avenue A/Razorfish made […]

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Paul Farmer on Rwanda

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This year at TED, TED Prize winner Bill Clinton wished for us to partner with his foundation, the Rwandan government, and Partners in Health to build a sustainable, high-quality rural health system for the whole country. The pilot clinic in the Rwandan district of Rwinkwavu has been a proven success and there is a lot […]

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Own a Day of Architecture for Humanity

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2006 TED Prize winner Cameron Sinclair’s wish resulted in the creation of the Open Architecture Network. In the five months since its launch at TED the OAN has been shifting the landscape around how architects work to create more sustainable projects. Almost 500 projects worldwide are currently be managed through the network. A number of […]

Education

Something Important to Encounter

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Encounter Point, an incredible documentary that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict, is opening in select cities in the US and the Middle East tomorrow. The film is […]

Architecture

An Evening with Architecture for Humanity

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<!––>TEDPrize winner, Cameron Sinclair, and Architecture for Humanity co-founder, Kate Stohr, will be in NYC next week for the celebration of the launch of their book – Design Like You Give a Damn. They’re being interviewed by John Hockenberry at the New York Public Library on September 20th. A similar event is being planned for […]

 

2007 TED Prize Nominations

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Yes, I know there are three, big, open wishes out there going through the wish granting process, but it’s time to start thinking about next year. Only two months left to get in nominations for the 2007 TED Prize winners. We’re looking for visionaries that can make a difference in the world and mobilize the […]

 

Design Like You Give a Damn

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TED Prize winner Cameron Sinclair has a new book coming out – an encyclopedia of sorts that showcases global projects in which design improves living standards – and the Observer has the story. The article has a great summary of how Architecture for Humanity came to be and an idea of where it’s going. For […]

Entertainment

Pangea Cinema: A wish in progress

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When Jehane made her TED Prize wish to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film, we decided the only way to do it was to really do it, in a big, noticeable way. We partnered with Steve Apkon of the Jacob Burns Film Center, America’s most successful non-profit […]

 

Ethos Water Walk

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Ethos Water – a TED sponsor and water favorite – has been working to bring awareness to World Water Day – a UN designated day which draws attention to the water crisis worldwide. It’s this Wednesday, March 22 – and Ethos, along with Starbucks and a number of non-profits, have organized events in 11 cities […]

 

Ride Across America

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When Chris announced a competition through PledgeBank last October, Chris Markl pledged to cycle across America to raise money for the developing world. TEDster Dan Pallotta teamed up with him and now the ride is a reality. The Yes Ride will begin in Seattle on June 1 and end July 27, 2006 in Boston. Registration […]

 

2006 TEDPrize Wishes

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The three TED Prize wishes presented last week are all insanely HUGE ideas and each has the power to change the world we’re living in. Larry Brilliant: I wish you will help build a global system to detect each new disease or disaster as quickly as it emerges or occurs. Jehane Noujaim: I wish to […]

Architecture

TED's got the look

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I could lose my blogging privileges for this, but I felt like someone had to point out TED’s Headquarters brightening up the pages of this week’s New York Magazine. Being that the one-year mark has long since past, it seems our “global new-media migrant” has finally found a home in NYC…