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You’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh Herr

You’ve given me my body back: A Q&A with Hugh Herr

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Bionics designer Hugh Herr spoke today on the TED stage about a future in which disability is a mere memory – a future he believes is both imminent and imperative. With pant legs cropped to reveal his own two bionic legs (“I made sure to shave today,” he joked), he explained the fascinating details of []

Electric, eclectic dance: Rich + Tone Talauega at TED2013

Electric, eclectic dance: Rich + Tone Talauega at TED2013

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Brothers Rich + Tone Talauega are choreographers whose energy is so powerful one performance makes the whole room seem to vibrate. This morning at TED, with the help of music producer Keith Harris, they unleash an eclectic menagerie of dance forms that meld martial arts, hip-hop and classical dance. The intensity is palpable across the []

TED’s New York office rises and dances for V-Day

TED’s New York office rises and dances for V-Day

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The TED staff got up to dance this afternoon to celebrate V-Day. This global movement, founded by TED speaker Eve Ensler, turns 15 today and is celebrating with the One Billion Rising campaign — inviting us to stop, dance and rise against violence. One Billion Rising is dedicated to the 1 in 3 of the []

Modern dance choreographed in real time: Wayne McGregor at TEDGlobal 2012

Modern dance choreographed in real time: Wayne McGregor at TEDGlobal 2012

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Wayne McGregor bounds onto stage wearing a tracksuit. “I’m passionate about creativity,” says the choreographer excitedly. “And it’s something you can teach. You can find out something about your own cognitive habits and use that as a point of departure to misbehave beautifully.” McGregor, who runs his own company, Random Dance, is here to choreograph and []