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You asked Chris Anderson anything. Here are the highlights.You asked Chris Anderson anything. Here are the highlights.

Posted By Tedstaff

Yesterday, our curator Chris Anderson took an hour to answer rapid-fire questions in a Reddit AMA, sandwiched between AMAs with Matt Damon and Kevin Smith no less. Redditors asked Chris about everything from his dream speakers to the charge that TED has censored speakers. Below, highlights of the conversation. Timbenz asked: What category is hardest […]

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TED not a recipe for ‘civilisational disaster’TED not a recipe for ‘civilisational disaster’

Posted By Chris Anderson

This morning, The Guardian published this essay written by TED’s curator, Chris Anderson, in response to a column in the paper last week. In this essay, he dives into the misconception that TED Talks oversimplify complex subjects, and explains why we as a company are dedicated to the principle that knowledge should be shared. Seven years ago when TED Talks debuted online, […]

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Chris Anderson on what makes a great talk … greatChris Anderson on what makes a great talk … great

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It’s an alchemic question that’s very hard for us to answer: what makes a great TED talk? In this talk, which was given to a gathering of 100+ TEDx organizers from 43 countries during the TEDx Workshop at TEDGlobal 2013, our curator Chris Anderson stresses the incredible power of a well-structured, honest talk. “We’re giving someone […]

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Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a killer presentationChris Anderson shares his tips for giving a killer presentation

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Watching curator Chris Anderson in speaker rehearsals before a TED conference feels like witnessing the zen of a longtime coach who knows his sport both inside out and backwards. Whenever a trial run of a talk feels just a little askew, a few simple sentences are whispered. Magically, the next time the talk is given […]

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Chris Anderson livetweets: What makes an outstanding TED Talk? What are the challenges ahead for TED? And more…Chris Anderson livetweets: What makes an outstanding TED Talk? What are the challenges ahead for TED? And more…

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED curator Chris Anderson took to Twitter earlier today, spending an hour answering any question thrown his way by a TED enthusiast. The questions ranged from, “How will Americans respond to TED’s move to Vancouver?” to “Have you ever had someone present in sign language? See a full recap of the conversation here and, below, […]

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Watch Chris Anderson on CNN MoneyWatch Chris Anderson on CNN Money

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last weekend, TED curator Chris Anderson sat down with CNN Money and shared a bold idea with host Ali Velshi: that ideas can make for a better future, with more pie for us all to enjoy. “A lot of the talks are about ways of repatterning the future. We have these different words for it […]

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Video: Watch TED’s Chris Anderson on ‘CBS This Morning’Video: Watch TED’s Chris Anderson on ‘CBS This Morning’

Posted By Tedstaff

Early this morning TED’s Curator, Chris Anderson, appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the TED Talks phenomenon, as we get close to a major milestone: one billion views. If you weren’t awake, or don’t have access to American morning television, watch the segment right here >> And watch for some special announcements around […]

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AMA: TED’s Chris Anderson answers Reddit’s questions right here

Posted By Matthew Trost

Here on the TED Blog, TED Curator Chris Anderson answers the top 10 of last week’s questions in a Reddit-powered, TED community-driven Q&A. jasontang asks: Have you had any speakers that you later regret having to some extent? Er, yes indeed. There was the famous TV personality whose talk was so ego-full the audience actually […]

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Ask TED Curator Chris Anderson Anything!

Posted By Matthew Trost

Ask him anything >> UPDATE: Read the answers to Chris Anderson’s Top 10 AMA! TED’s curator Chris Anderson was born in a remote village in Pakistan, and spent his early years in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, and then trained as a journalist. He built Imagine […]

 

Turning filthy water drinkable: Michael Pritchard on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can turn the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 09:32) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/29 Watch […]

 

How to talk while people are Twittering

Posted By Emily McManus

Three weeks ago, while Evan Williams was onstage at TED2009 talking about Twitter, his audience became an army of #TED tweeters, hunched over their mobile devices, simultaneously listening and creating a written narrative of @Ev’s 8 minutes onstage. Chris Anderson and Evan talked about this in their Q&A: the idea that while a speaker is […]

 

Listening to Twitter: Evan Williams on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Twitter has won a small army of lifecasting converts, with its bite-sized notes and instant-gratification communication. Co-founder Evan Williams reveals some startling things he’s learned from Twitter users, and the way they’ve driven his business forward. (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 08:00.) Watch Evan Williams’s talk from TED2009 on TED.com, where […]

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Jose Antonio Abreu's TED Prize Wish — transcribed

Posted By Matthew Trost

We’ve transcribed Jose Antonio Abreu’s TED Prize wish to use music to transform kids’ lives and posted the full text below the fold. Here’s a snippet: The idea is that the families join with pride and joy in the activities of the orchestras and the choirs their children belong to. The huge spiritual world that […]

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Bill Gates' Q&A with Chris Anderson: Video unveiled

Posted By Emily McManus

And here’s the much-discussed Q&A between Bill Gates and TED’s Chris Anderson, which follows Gates’ brand-new TEDTalk. Listen for the answers to more big questions: http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Download the Q&A here: Bill Gates + Chris Anderson Q&A (Standard MP4) Bill Gates + Chris Anderson Q&A (Hi-Res MP4) Bill Gates + Chris Anderson Q&A (Zipped MP4) Read […]