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Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

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With TED2015 wrapped, attendees, speakers and journalists alike are sharing their reflections on the experience. Below, some highlights: David Rothkopf was an open critic of TED, calling our talks “chicken nuggets for the brain.” But the experience of attending TED2015 and speaking during Session 1 changed his mind. The Washington icon now writes, “I was []

“I’m urging you to be angry”: Kailash Satyarthi live at TED2015

“I’m urging you to be angry”: Kailash Satyarthi live at TED2015

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“All my best ideas were born of anger,” says children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. As the first speaker in the closing session of TED2015, Satyarthi shows how fury can be an underestimated power to make change. It’s the energy that’s informed his entire career — and led to his winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Says []

The top 10 words of TED2015

The top 10 words of TED2015

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TED is about ideas worth spreading, and these often come wrapped up in words worth knowing. Here are some of the great words from TED2015: 10. Neurodiversity. From Steve Silberman’s talk on the history of the autism spectrum. It’s a word that began popping up in 1998, and it means “the variety of configurations of the []

Advice for young writers and designers from Chip Kidd

Advice for young writers and designers from Chip Kidd

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Tucked into the northeast corner of the Vancouver Convention Centre, a podium was set up for the duration of TED2015. A small camera captured what happened behind it, with a panorama of Vancouver’s mountains and harbor in the distance, complete with sea planes skimming across the water. From this vantage point, classrooms around the world Skyped in []

Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in Session 10 of TED2015

Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in Session 10 of TED2015

In a session that honors the “deeply practical and the entirely improbable,” pyromantics and biosynthetic designers meet artists and flag-worshippers. Helen Walters, host of Session 10: Creative Ignition, calls this session a “celebration of the catalytic thinking that reshapes the world around us.” Here’s a recap: How to reboot society. Lewis Dartnell asks us to []

The history of a spectrum: Steve Silberman live at TED2015

The history of a spectrum: Steve Silberman live at TED2015

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Millions of parents worldwide still fear — needlessly — that vaccines cause autism. How did this dangerous false myth become so prevalent? As writer Steve Silberman shows during Pop-Up Magazine’s session at TED2015, it’s just another milestone in the decades-old history of misinformation and misunderstanding about autism. In 1943 child psychologist Leo Kanner wrote about his eleven []

Justice, capitalism and progress: Paul Tudor Jones II at TED2015

Justice, capitalism and progress: Paul Tudor Jones II at TED2015

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Can capital be just? As a firm believer in capitalism and the free market, Paul Tudor Jones II believes that it can be. Jones is the founder of the Tudor Investment Corporation and the Tudor Group, which trade in the fixed-income, equity, currency and commodity markets. He thinks it is time to expand the “narrow definitions []