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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.

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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 []

In case you missed it: Day 4 of TED2014

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In case you missed it: Day 4 of TED2014

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The wild ride continues on March 20, 2014: Day 4 at TED2014. Here are some highlights from this Thursday: NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett responds to Edward Snowden The day after Edward Snowden made a surprise visit to the TED stage via telepresence robot, the morning opened on a buzzing but tense note with Richard Ledgett joining []

Meet EDI the Robot: Marco Tempest at TED2014

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Meet EDI the Robot: Marco Tempest at TED2014

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Techno-illusionist and veteran speaker Marco Tempest returns to the TED stage with a new friend: EDI (pronounced “Eddie”) the robot. EDI, which stands for Electronic Deceptive Intelligence, is Tempest’s latest techno-aide, a friendly Baxter robot who ponders the difference between artificial and human intelligence. “Robot,” the newly awakened EDI interrupts, was coined in 1921 in []

How 3D printing will turn us all (back) into makers: Avi Reichental at TED2014

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How 3D printing will turn us all (back) into makers: Avi Reichental at TED2014

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3D printing pioneer Avi Reichental is nostalgic for a time he never quite experienced — a time of hyper-local, made-to-order, personalized craftsmanship. While the industrial revolution did a lot to advance humanity, says Reichental, it eradicated local manufacturing that people like his grandfather, a cobbler, excelled in. It atrophied society’s craftsmanship skills. But, says Reichental, there’s []