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Culture

10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Radio host Julie Burstein has found the perfect analogy for creativity—raku pottery. A Japanese art form in which molded clay is heated for 15 minutes and then dropped in sawdust which bursts into flames, what makes this pottery so beautiful is its imperfections and cracks. Burstein interviewed hundred of artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers for […]

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TED Live: Get the TED Conference experience at your home, school or officeTED Live: Get the TED Conference experience at your home, school or office

Posted By Tedstaff

Announcing TED Live, a year-long membership that offers individuals, schools and small businesses remote access to TED, including “virtual seats” at both the TED and TED Global conferences. “TEDsters have asked us for a convenient and affordable way to enjoy TED all year long. By watching both conferences at their home, work or office; receiving […]

Education

Deadline extended to Monday, Dec. 5: Do you have a lesson to teach? Submit to TED2012: The Classroom

Posted By Emily McManus

Deadline extended to submit your short video: Dec. 5! For our next conference — TED2012: Full Spectrum — we’re looking for 10 of the world’s best teachers to take the TED stage during a special session we’re calling The Classroom. We’re accepting video nominations to help track these people down. You can nominate yourself or […]

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Announcing the results of TED’s Full Spectrum auditions

Posted By Emily McManus

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 […]

Q&A

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

Posted By Ben Lillie

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 […]

Q&A

Meet Full Spectrum speakers Onyx Ashanti and Virgil Wong

Posted By Tedstaff

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 […]

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Shooting the Full Spectrum speaker portraits

Posted By Duncan Davidson

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 […]

Q&A

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

Posted By Tedstaff

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 […]

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“Great minds think alike. Creative minds think together”: TED Full Spectrum auditions

Posted By Emily McManus

Reggie Watts discourses on the nature of TED onstage at TED Full Spectrum Auditions. Credit: James Duncan Davidson. Watch the TED Full Spectrum Auditions archive video >> Seventeen Full Spectrum audition finalists presented their TEDTalks on Tuesday night at one of the swellest TED venues yet: the Hiro Ballroom in Manhattan (TED’s Corvida Raven shot […]

Q&A

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

Posted By Ben Lillie

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, […]

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Picturing the Full Spectrum auditions

Posted By Emily McManus

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

Invention

Tonight: Watch TED’s Full Spectrum auditions online

Posted By Emily McManus

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 […]

Art

Open Call for Proposals: TEDActive TechArt Exhibition

Posted By Kstoetzel

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 […]