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The daily battles of life, cut from paper and animated in 3DThe daily battles of life, cut from paper and animated in 3D

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Béatrice Coron doesn’t so much tell stories, as cut them. At TED2011, the French-born artist shared how she creates intricate, fantastical worlds by slashing paper into beautiful silhouettes. During a party at TED, held in the rotunda of Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, Coron ran into James Stewart, the Canadian film director who pioneered digital […]

Design

How the TED Machine was builtHow the TED Machine was built

Posted By Hailey Reissman

When illustrator/storyteller Oliver Jeffers and animator/woodworker Mac Premo get together, sketchbooks travel 60,000 miles, suitcases wander the streets of Brooklyn and sandwiches are skewered with bows and arrows. Jeffers and Premo created the opening video for TED2013 — and its star,  the TED Machine. The TED Machine works like a schedule board in an old […]

News

10 adorable animated characters from the first year of TED-Ed10 adorable animated characters from the first year of TED-Ed

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

A year ago today, the TED-Ed website launched. Since then, the site has published 175 original animated lessons, ranging from “How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries” to “Insults by Shakespeare,” with visits from more than 2,750,000 people. Teachers have used the site to create roughly 2,000 lessons per month around YouTube videos. (Here’s how.) For […]

Education

The 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so farThe 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons so far

Posted By Stephanie Lo

The TED-Ed team is excited to have just passed our one-year mark — we launched our YouTube Channel on March 12, 2012. And what a year it has been! In 365 days, we have published more than 100 TED-Ed Originals plus nearly 100 TED Talks, totaling more than 16 million views. And we have almost 100 additional […]

Film

A Scrabble board of TED FellowsA Scrabble board of TED Fellows

Posted By Karen Eng

While the majority of the TED Fellows headed to TED2013 to give talks on their incredible work, a smaller group headed to TEDActive, representing the program while embedded in the Palm Springs action. Artist Colleen Flanigan was among them, and created this adorable, Scrabble-themed animation to represent the Fellows there with her. Here’s what she […]

Culture

Introverts, (gently) rejoice! We found a web series just for youIntroverts, (gently) rejoice! We found a web series just for you

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

You may remember Susan Cain’s revolutionary talk from TED2012, on the quiet, unseen power of introverts. Careful to acknowledge that many of us hold both extroverted and introverted traits, she points out that many of our most publically treasured figures have introverted tendencies — yet we still “favor the man of action over the man […]

Design

Can bologna be educational? Absolutely. TED-Ed shows how.Can bologna be educational? Absolutely. TED-Ed shows how.

Posted By Stephanie Lo

In the TED-Ed lesson “Magical metals, how shape memory alloys work,” animator Andy London had a creative idea for how to bring a science lesson from Ainissa Ramirez to life — by putting faces and matchstick limbs on bologna to create walking, talking atoms. This materials science lesson teaches that, in certain metals, atoms are […]

Art

Public Sphere: Opening animation from TEDGlobal 2012 Session 12Public Sphere: Opening animation from TEDGlobal 2012 Session 12

Posted By TED Guest Author

Mission: Radical spreading from a uniform block to a more freeform organic experimental shape. Director’s statement: “I wanted to create an explosion of vector abstract pop and colored animation. Organic and geometric shapes, characters growing around the central information.” — Superdeux Direction and design: Superdeux http://www.superdeux.com Animation and sound design: Friends Of Mine http://www.friendsofmine.tv Agency: […]

Art

Public Sphere: Session 12 at TEDGlobal2012Public Sphere: Session 12 at TEDGlobal2012

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Click to watch the session-opening animation. We end TEDGlobal2012 with a session that steps back and asks, “How do we, as a society, communicate with each other?” The public sphere, the place where we engage with society at large, has undergone tremendous change — driven and empowered by the digital revolution, but also, perhaps, by a deeper […]

Art

Reframing: Opening animations from TEDGlobal 2012 Session 10Reframing: Opening animations from TEDGlobal 2012 Session 10

Posted By Emily McManus

Brief: Radical Openness through open source motion graphics. Welcome to be re-used and remixed. Director’s statement: “Motion graphic animations based on colors, patterns and schemes. Project these onto various surfaces which break the light coming from the projector. Think mirrors, glass, water etc. All the moving images we use to build our films are available […]

Art

Long Term: Opening animation for TEDGlobal 2012 Session 7Long Term: Opening animation for TEDGlobal 2012 Session 7

Posted By Emily McManus

Brief: People are similar to any good idea. It goes through an adventure to become mature. Director’s statement: “We drew a character with a massive pile of hair containing bits of his world. We see bits and pieces of his widening and deepening life until we reach his older self.’ – Hobson-Chant Direction and Illustration: […]