The Art of Stillness in an age of distraction

News

The Art of Stillness in an age of distraction

on

The “T” in TED stands for technology. So it might sound counterintuitive that we would release a book about the need to unplug.  But we live in a madly accelerating world, where new technologies — for all their benefits — are making our lives more crowded, more chaotic and noisier than ever. There’s never been []

Ordinary people in an extraordinary moment: Portraits of the men + women caught up in revolution in Ukraine

Fellows Friday

Ordinary people in an extraordinary moment: Portraits of the men + women caught up in revolution in Ukraine

on

When Anastasia Taylor-Lind found herself in Kiev at the height of violence during Ukraine’s Independence Square protests, the documentary photographer decided to record not the fighting itself, but the human beings involved. Setting up a makeshift photo studio in an alleyway inside the barricaded square, she beckoned passers-by — the protesters themselves, and later the women who came []

The economy in 20 short films, what was on that NASA rocket and the Oscars for wildlife photographers

In Brief

The economy in 20 short films, what was on that NASA rocket and the Oscars for wildlife photographers

on

The past week brought lots of excitement for members of the TED community. Below, some highlights. Morgan Spurlock’s latest project, “We the Economy,” has a tagline that really explains it best. Billed as “20 short films you can’t afford to miss,” this online series brings together filmmakers and economists to answer big questions about the []

Art that floats: A TED Fellow plans an immersive experience on a boat

Fellows Friday

Art that floats: A TED Fellow plans an immersive experience on a boat

on

Constance Hockaday makes large-scale installations on open water. Identifying as a Chilean-American queer artist, Hockaday creates spaces that celebrate creative freedom and counterculture communities while defying gentrification. Take the Floating Peep Show — in which out-of-work drag queens and exotic dancers performed in the hulls of sailboats in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Now, Hockaday plans to turn a []

8 ideas for the future of cities

Culture

8 ideas for the future of cities

on

In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable. This week, The City2.0 website evolves. On the relaunched TEDCity2.org, you’ll find great talks on topics like housing, education and food, and how []

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 59,609 other followers