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This 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya PennThis 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya Penn

Posted By Becky Chung

Maya Penn is a tiny, vibrant force of nature. She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. And we should probably mention — Maya is only 13. Maya’s story began […]

Gallery

A biologist, an engineer, a designer and a musical robot builder walk into a room. Not a joke; it’s their officeA biologist, an engineer, a designer and a musical robot builder walk into a room. Not a joke; it’s their office

Posted By Helen Walters

Listen to too much talk about innovation, and before long you’re bound to hear someone utter the “cross” word. It might be followed by “fertilization,” maybe “pollination,” perhaps even “disciplinary,” but the sharing of ideas with unlike-minded people is a hot topic, the holy grail of wannabe world-changers. After all, the thinking goes, working with […]

Art

An interview with a part-time superhero who has Tourette’s syndromeAn interview with a part-time superhero who has Tourette’s syndrome

Posted By Nadia Goodman

Jess Thom wants you to know that it’s okay to laugh. “You’re going to hear the words ‘biscuit’ and ‘hedgehog’ a lot in the next few minutes,” she says at the beginning of her talk from TEDxAlbertopolis. That’s because Thom has Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements and noises commonly referred to as […]

Since the Talk

David Kelley on the need for creative confidenceDavid Kelley on the need for creative confidence

Posted By Helen Walters

In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, […]

Art

Phil Hansen channels your stories of limitations into artPhil Hansen channels your stories of limitations into art

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In this 16-minute documentary, artist Phil Hansen stands in front of a giant blank canvas with a Sharpie in one hand and his cell phone in the other. Soon, using just these tools, a detailed image emerges — one of three birds maintaining in choppy water. When Hansen’s TED Talk, Embrace the Shake, was posted […]

Entertainment

Julie Taymor and other creative minds share how they workJulie Taymor and other creative minds share how they work

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Julie Taymor, the director behind Frida, Across the Universe and the Broadway reimagining of The Lion King, creates productions that tickle the senses. Filled with saturated colors, offbeat imagery, stacatto movement and big sound — each of her productions shares her unique style, yet manages to be completely distinct. In today’s talk, Taymor shares with […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Turn arithmetic into mathemagic: Arthur Benjamin at TEDGlobal 2013Turn arithmetic into mathemagic: Arthur Benjamin at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin says that there are three reasons we learn math: calculation, application and inspiration. Yes, inspiration. Math is the science of patterns, and learning it teaches us not just logic but creative thinking, says Benjamin. So why, when math is beautiful and exciting, is so much of what we learn in school about preparing for […]

News

Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013

Posted By Ben Lillie

Once you dream, you have to do. The speakers in Session 6 have spent their careers giving form to ideas. They are makers, builders, artists and implementers — all with fascinating ideas about what it means to be a creative person. The speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name to read a […]

Art

Embrace the shake: Phil Hansen at TED2013Embrace the shake: Phil Hansen at TED2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In art school, Phil Hansen developed a shake in his hand. He couldn’t so much as draw a straight line anymore. After years of excelling in pointillism, his tight grip of the pen had caused permanent nerve damage. “To me this was doomsday. This was the destruction of my dream of becoming an artist,” says Hansen in […]

Art

Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk is 8 feet longAmanda Palmer’s TED Talk is 8 feet long

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Amanda Palmer — performer, writer, former Dresden Dolls frontwoman — speaks at TED2013 on Wednesday morning. And to prep, she rendered her talk on paper in Sharpie. She writes on Tumblr, “It is about eight feet long. I am taking this as a good omen.” Back in Boston, the “Queen of Kickstarter” also held a prep […]

Art

6 excerpts from Korean novelist Young-ha Kim6 excerpts from Korean novelist Young-ha Kim

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Young-ha Kim has a simple message for us all: get out there and create some art. Are you getting tense, just from the suggestion? In today’s talk, given at TEDxSeoul and TED’s first ever in Korean, Kim says, “You think, ‘I’m too busy. I don’t have time for art.’ There are hundreds of reasons why […]