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Announcing the results of TED’s Full Spectrum auditions

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We’re thrilled to announce the results of our Full Spectrum auditions — TED’s first-ever audition for the main stage of TED2012. Seventeen finalists gave short TEDTalks in the onstage auditions at New York’s Hiro Ballroom on May 24 (you can watch the archived video stream). An audience of 200 friends voted, using a ranking system []

This is your telescope: A Q&A with TED audition speaker Jane Rigby

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The honor of kicking off the evening of TED Full Spectrum auditions fell to Jane Rigby, an astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and deputy project scientist for operations for the James Webb Space Telescope (the planned successor to the Hubble Space Telescope). Together with fellow NASA astrophysicist Amber Straughn, she put together []

Meet Full Spectrum speakers Onyx Ashanti and Virgil Wong

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Onyx Ashanti. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Two more in our continuing series of Q&As with Full Spectrum speakers: The astonishing Onyx Ashanti took the stage with an iPhone strapped to his arm, a brick-size controller in each hand and with a tube extending from his mouth like scuba gear — and proceded to improvise beats []

Shooting the Full Spectrum speaker portraits

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Keeping with the spirit of the Full Spectrum Auditions earlier this week, TED photo editor Mike Femia and myself—photographer Duncan Davidson—decided to add something a bit new and different to our photo coverage of the event. The result is a set of speaker portraits that we made in the break between the afternoon rehearsals and []

We all speak ball: Q&A with Full Spectrum speaker Kevin Carroll

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Kevin Carroll was one of 17 presenters at Tuesday evening’s Full Spectrum Auditions in New York. He brought along beatboxer Shamik Dynamic (you can just see Shamik’s head at left in the photo above, or see the gorgeous double portrait below) to help him tell the story of how his life had been saved by []

The power of one second: Q&A with Cesar Kuriyama

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Video animator Cesar Kuriyama was selected a one of 17 finalists for the TED Full Spectrum auditions. Cesar has been selecting one second of video from every day of his life, and editing them together into a montage that both records his life, and forces him to revaluate how he approaches each day. (Watch: his audition video.) Last night, []

Picturing the Full Spectrum auditions

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Tania Luna, the Surpriseologist, leads a surprise glowstick dance party onstage at the TED Full Spectrum Auditions tonight. Watch for full reports coming overnight and tomorrow. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Tonight: Watch TED’s Full Spectrum auditions online

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Tonight: Watch the first-ever TED auditions, to explore the theme of TED2012: Full Spectrum. We challenged the TED community: Make a one-minute video that describes your idea worth sharing — and how you’d share it with the world. We received hundreds of submissions from around the world in our short timeframe, and narrowed our finalists []

Open Call for Proposals: TEDActive TechArt Exhibition

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As we begin planning for the experiences of TED2012: Full Spectrum, we’re pleased to announce an open call for proposals to exhibit innovative works of technology art at TEDActive 2012, February 27-March 2, 2012, in Palm Springs, California. Each year at TEDActive, we host artists working in the field of technology to showcase their interactive []

Announcing the finalists in TED’s Full Spectrum auditions

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Last month we announced our first-ever TED auditions, to explore the theme of TED2012: Full Spectrum. The challenge to the TED community: Make a one-minute video that describes your idea worth sharing — and how you’d share it with the world. We received hundreds of submissions from around the world in our short timeframe, and []

Questions about the TED Talk auditions? Read our FAQ

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Last week we announced our first-ever video audition for TED. Make a one-minute application video to get started — video deadline is April 25, 2011, at 11:59pm Eastern. Finalists will be invited to our May 24 audition in New York City. (Get more details, and learn how to enter.) As the entries start coming in, []

A chance to audition your own TED Talk!

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NEW: Video auditions are closed; thank you for entering! This year we’re holding the first-ever audition for TED Talks. It will take place in New York in front of a live audience made up of TED staff and members of the TED community. The audition will be recorded, and the best talks could either be []