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Atlas Shrugged, updated

Posted By Matthew Trost

The blogosphere is all a-blog of a new cringe-inducing spoof published at McSweeney’s. Its title, “Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Current Financial Crisis” sums it up well enough. But here’s an excerpt: “I heard the thugs in Washington were trying to take your Rearden metal at the point of a gun,” she said. “Don’t let […]

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Join GOOD Magazine's Project 012: Once Upon a School

Posted By Emily McManus

As part of its new Education Issue, GOOD Magazine is holding an open call for new projects that answer the question: How can you help local public-school children? You can browse some project ideas on GOOD’s website, and submit your own great idea for helping local schools. Then take the next step with your project […]

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This week on TEDPrize.org

Posted By Emily McManus

There’s a great blog over on our sister site, TEDPrize.org, with news of all the 2008 TED Prize winners and interesting updates. This year’s wishes are interactive and amazing, with lots of great things happening right now. Keep up via the feed. From the TEDPrize.org blog: + Karen Armstrong at The Chautauqua Institution — last […]

 

Beyond the Top 10 TEDTalks: user favorites

Posted By Tedstaff

Last week, TEDTalks celebrated our 50 millionth view by counting down the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time (so far) — and inviting people to share their own favorites. Here are a few: My favorite is still Susan Savage-Rumbaugh and those bonobo apes. – S.F., Boynton Beach, Florida Stamets (mushrooms), Isabel Allende (passion), Dave Eggers […]

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Win a pass to TED2009 in Dave Eggers' Once Upon a School challenge

Posted By Tedstaff

Dave Eggers, winner of the 2008 TED Prize, wished to collect 1,000 stories of private citizens engaged in their area public schools. He called upon every adult to bring their time, skill, and energy to bear on the lives of students. In collaboration with teachers and schools around the world, people are making his wish […]

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How to get involved in TED Prize wishes

Posted By Tedstaff

Since it began in 2005, the TED Prize has been making wishes that call on the power of the global TED community. Here’s a roundup of current TED Prize wishes that you can get involved in — in large or small ways, with money, ideas, time or skills: + In 2007, biologist E.O. Wilson wished […]

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Once Upon a School: Dave Eggers' TED Prize wish on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED community to engage with their local school. With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia tutoring center inspired others around the world to open their own volunteer-driven, wildly creative writing labs. But you don’t need to go that far, he reminds us […]

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TEDPrize.org launches today

Posted By Tedstaff

The TED Prize has a brand-new homepage, where you can read all about our 2008 winners, and find out ways to start helping their wishes come true. Look here for wishes from Dave Eggers, Neil Turok, and Karen Armstrong. Take a look and start granting these wishes big enough to change the world >>

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TED Prize 2008: Dave Eggers and Tutoring, Neil Turok and the next African Einstein, Karen Armstrong and the Charter for Compassion

Posted By Bgiussani

(Unedited running notes from the TED2008 conference in Monterey, California. Session six – TED Prize) Every year at TED, three exceptional people are awarded the TED Prize. They each receive US$ 100’000, but that’s not the real prize: they also are granted a wish — no restrictions — that they can express in front of […]

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Watch the TED Prize wishes live on Thursday

Posted By Emily McManus

Join a global audience and watch online as the 2008 TED Prize winners, Dave Eggers, Neil Turok and Karen Armstrong, share their inspiring visions, followed by the moving and infectious music of Vusi Mahlasela. It will be an evening of big ideas, bold plans and audacious wishes — and you’ll hear ways to help grant […]