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The INK Conference 2011: Day two of the journeyThe INK Conference 2011: Day two of the journey

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

The second day of the INK Conference in Jaipur, India was another eclectic mix of musicians, inventors, designers and visionaries.   The conference’s narrative theme, The Power of the Journey, continued as each session attempted to capture the most important moments of every life. Talks are being held from Thursday December 8 to Sunday December 11. Through […]

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The INK Conference 2011: Day one of the journeyThe INK Conference 2011: Day one of the journey

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and technologists are gathered in Jaipur, India to attend the second year of the INK Conference — an experience hosted by TEDster Lakshmi Pratury and with its roots in the 2009 TEDIndia conference. The Power of the Journey  is the theme of this year’s conference, held from Thursday December 8 to Sunday December […]

Science

Don’t regret regret: Kathryn Schulz on TED.com

Posted By Ben Lillie

We’re taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using her own tattoo as an example, Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regrets. (Recorded at TEDSalon NY 2011, November 2011, in New York, New York. Duration: 16:51) Watch Kathryn Schulz’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, […]

Science

The technology of storytelling: Joe Sabia on TED.com

Posted By Ben Lillie

iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPad. (Recorded at the TED Full Spectrum Auditions, May 2011, in New York, New York. […]

Science

Experiments that hint of longer lives: Cynthia Kenyon on TED.com

Posted By Ben Lillie

What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. Elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburg, Scotland. Duration: 16:24) PLUS: Tonight, […]

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All about INK 2011: Innovation and knowledge in India

Posted By Tedstaff

The InK Conference (which stands for Innovation and Knowledge) is run by longtime TEDster Lakshmi Pratury, who co-hosted TEDIndia in 2009. TED’s content partnership agreement with INK allow us to bring great talks to TED.com — like today’s talk from Alexander Tsiaras — and we’re thrilled that the conference is back for a second year. […]

Science

Conception to birth — visualized! Alexander Tsiaras on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.) (Recorded at the INK Conference, December 2010, in Lavasa, India. Duration: 9:37) Watch Alexander Tsiaras’ talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from […]

Film

Read an excerpt from “Blindsight,” Simon Lewis’ astonishing story

Posted By Emily McManus

Last year, Simon Lewis spoke at the INK Conference in India, telling — for the first time onstage — his story of recovery from terrible brain damage, and the surprising new understanding of consciousness that he gained. (Watch the TEDTalk.) Now, over at the online magazine The Atavist, writer Chris Colin has produced a thoughtful […]

Science

What it takes to do extreme astrophysics: Anil Ananthaswamy on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

All over the planet, giant telescopes and detectors are looking (and listening) for clues to the workings of the universe. At the INK Conference, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy tours us around these amazing installations, taking us to some of the most remote and silent places on Earth. (Recorded at the INK Conference, December 2010, in […]

Biology

Transplanting cells, not organs: Susan Lim on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers really come from …) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in […]

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The INK Conference: Day 3

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Matt Greoening poses with attendee Juliana Olsson. Photo: Gene Driskell, INK Conference, Lavasa, 2010 The last two sessions of the INK Conference were among the best of the three-day experience in Lavasa, India. On Sunday, December 12, attendees made it to the conference center bright and early to see talks by artist Raghava KK, The […]

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The INK Conference: Day 2

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Deepak Chopra on stage at the INK Conference. Photo: Gene Driskell, INK Conference, Lavasa, 2010 The INK Conference‘s second day of talks unearthed brilliant Indian innovators and placed them alongside familiar TED speakers like Adora Svitak and Tom Wujec, as well as internationally known figures like Deepak Chopra. Session 4: Thirteen-year-old author Adora Svitak shared […]

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The INK Conference: Day 1

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

On Thursday, December 10, India’s INK Conference held its inaugural day of talks. Attendees gathered outside the theater doors at Lavasa Conference Center, anticipating three sessions of TED-like ideas. INK did not disappoint, delivering a day’s worth of breathtaking perspective and innovation, both local and global. Session 1: Science writer Anil Ananthaswamy gave an overview […]

Q&A

Fellows Friday with Yamini Aiyar

Posted By Alana Herro

Yamini Aiyar founded the Accountability Initiative to track and inform the public of what really happens to government money in India. The Initiative also researches the effectiveness of accountability efforts in the country. The group’s work has drawn praise from Indian government officials, and even from President Obama. Taking a cue from her mother, a […]

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The INK Conference hosts President Obama

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

On Monday, the INK Conference (which is being held in partnership with TED) and the Rajeev Motwani Foundation hosted US President Barack Obama at an Expo on democracy and open government. The organizers were tasked with the critical job of showcasing new Indian innovations that might improve the relationship between citizens and government. The result? […]