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Thu-Huong Ha

New York, NY, United States
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I've written many of the things you see around TED. I'm the author of the YA novel Hail Caesar and the co-curator of TEDxNewYork. I like to eat and learn, at times in tandem.

Stories by Thu-Huong Ha:

10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York

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10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York

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New York is a playground of absurdity. I’ve lived here on and off for the past decade. Since I ate my first workday lunch in a “park” in downtown Manhattan, I’ve been blindly accepting everyone’s inexplicable behavior in this city, not least of all the block-long cronut line I pass on my way to work []

Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014

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Social movements beyond Twitter: Zeynep Tufekci live at TEDGlobal 2014

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In 2011, a single email launched what became a worldwide movement calling out wealth inequality. Yet three years on, Occupy hasn’t delivered on its utopian promises. Why? In opening Session 2 at TEDGlobal 2014, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci talks about the shortcomings of social movements galvanized by social media. To be sure, online networks have had a profound []

How should we talk about transgender issues?

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How should we talk about transgender issues?

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Geena Rocero did a pretty bold thing at TED2014: She came out. The transgender fashion model chose Vancouver to reveal to the world that she was assigned male at birth. “I am here exposed … to help others live without shame and terror,” she says in today’s talk. The trans community has had a spotlight []

In the Skype Studio: Creative crowd-funding

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In the Skype Studio: Creative crowd-funding

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At TED2013, Amanda Palmer gave a talk called “The art of asking” about her experience funding an album on Kickstarter; it quickly went viral on TED.com. A year later, Palmer was back for a panel at TED2014 covering crowd-funding creative projects. She was joined live by her husband, writer Neil Gaiman, and Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler, and through Skype by game []