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The best tech demos at TEDThe best tech demos at TED

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Calling all self-proclaimed tech nerds! TED has long been known for demos that set everyone in the theatre a-buzz. Here’s a look back at some memorable tech demos from TED and TEDGlobals past. Raffaello D’Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters On stage at: TEDGlobal 2013 You’ve heard of muscle cars. Now come muscle flying quadcopters. […]

 

Mapping terrain in space and time: Exclusive interview with JoAnn Kuchera-Morin of the AlloSphere

Posted By Emily McManus

Dr. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin works on the AlloSphere, one of the largest scientific and artistic instruments in the world. Based at UC Santa Barbara, the AlloSphere maps complex data in time and space. Dr. Kuchera-Morin, a composer, demoed the AlloSphere at TED2009 in February, showing five films of scientific data mapped visually and sonically into compelling […]

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An interview with Pranav Mistry, the genius behind Sixth Sense

Posted By Emily McManus

Pranav Mistry is the MIT grad student behind Sixth Sense, a tool that connects the physical world with the world of data. He and his advisor at the MIT Media Lab, Pattie Maes, unveiled Sixth Sense at TED2009, and the Sixth Sense demo premiered yesterday on TED.com — and in both places, it has fired […]

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Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

This demo, from Pattie Maes‘ lab at MIT (and spearheaded by her student Pranav Mistry), was the buzz of TED2009. Sixth Sense is a wearable device with a projection screen that paves the way for profound, data-rich interaction with our environment. Imagine Minority Report and then some. (Recorded in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. […]

Entertainment

Will Wright previews his new game, Spore, on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

A technical virtuoso with boundless imagination, Will Wright has created a style of computer gaming unlike any that came before, emphasizing learning more than losing, invention more than sport. With his hit game SimCity, he spurred players to make predictions, take risks, and sometimes fail miserably, as they built their own virtual urban worlds. With […]