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New playlists: “Spoken-word fireworks” and “That’s absurd!”

New playlists: “Spoken-word fireworks” and “That’s absurd!”

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TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, two new playlists are available: Spoken-word fireworks and That’s absurd! That’s absurd! 5 quirky talks remind us that life is funny, weird, sweet, absurd. Watch talks by Improv Everywhere’s Charlie Todd and []

The ideas behind a prank: Q&A with Charlie Todd

The ideas behind a prank: Q&A with Charlie Todd

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As may or may not have been clear from reading the internet today: it’s April Fool’s Day. At TED, it came a bit early: At TED2012 Charlie Todd staged a beautifully colorful prank. An actor (Eugene Cordero) played a speaker who had a technical difficulty with his talk, and then another, and then another, and… then []