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When NORAD tracked Santa: Bruno Bowden on the TED Blog


A TED Blog premiere video: At this year’s TEDActive, in Palm Springs, engineer Bruno Bowden tells the amazing story of NORAD’s quest to track Santa — and how Bruno’s employer now continues the quest: Read more on the official Google Blog >> (This year’s countdown begins Dec. 24 at 2am Eastern.)

Playlist: TEDActive’s Finest


(TED is on its annual two-week vacation. During the break, we’re posting playlists from the TEDTalks archive. We’ll be back with new talks on August 29th.) Today’s playlist are some of our favorite TEDTalks to come out from TEDActive in sunny Palm Springs, California. Sebastian Wernicke shares a hilarious statistical analysis of TEDTalks to come []

Open Call for Proposals: TEDActive TechArt Exhibition


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 []

TEDActive Projects: Join the conversation!


In February at TEDActive 2011, the TEDActive Projects were launched. Five teams came together to explore, collaborate and act on five vital issues: education, mobility, sustainability, social networks and travel, sharing ideas about how to create attitude shifts that might produce positive change. Now we’re taking those crowd-sourced solutions up a notch, and asking our []