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Live from TED2014

10 great quotes about design10 great quotes about design

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For years now, Target has invited designers like Isaac Mizrahi (watch his TED Talk), Diane von Furstenberg (check out her TED playlist) and, most recently, abstract pattern-master Peter Pilotto to dream up collections. So when it came to creating the Target Design Café at TED2014, we knew it was going to be cool. The space […]

Live from TED2014

Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014Public spaces have power: Amanda Burden at TED2014

Posted By Ben Lillie

When we think of cities, we think of buildings and skyscrapers and stray cats. For Amanda Burden, who spent 12 years as New York City’s director of urban planning, they’re primarily about people. They’re about where people go and where they meet – that’s the core of how cities work. And for the people, even more important than the […]

Live from TED2014

The future of architecture will be Instagrammed: Marc Kushner at TED2014The future of architecture will be Instagrammed: Marc Kushner at TED2014

Posted By Hailey Reissman

“Architecture is shaping our lives in ways we don’t even realize,” says architect Marc Kushner in his talk at TED2014. Co-founder of <a href=”http://architizer.com/”&gt;Architizer</a&gt;, an online catalog of architecture projects worldwide, Kushner is dedicated to connecting people with the structures in which they spend their lives. Structures can inspire feelings like strength and power and stability, […]

Design

Today, the Bionic Woman can just go ahead and print her own partsToday, the Bionic Woman can just go ahead and print her own parts

Posted By Karen Eng

A persistent sight in David Sengeh‘s childhood, growing up in Sierra Leone: amputees. Losing a limb was an all-too-common fact in the civil-war-torn region. But as if the loss of a limb weren’t enough, the aftermath was almost worse, Sengeh saw, as he watched family members and friends struggle with ill-fitting, uncomfortable prosthetics that hurt […]

Biology

Forget paint and canvas. These artists use cells, proteins, tissues and DNA as their raw materialsForget paint and canvas. These artists use cells, proteins, tissues and DNA as their raw materials

Posted By TED Guest Author

  Super Cells is the new TED Book by Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim, who take us on an eye-popping tour of the tantalizing array of inventions already being created with nature’s elemental building block, the cell. They argue that we’re entering a new technological revolution, one in which we can create smarter technologies by making […]

Design

Can you design a phone that’ll be used longer? A refrigerator that discourages food waste? Play the sustainability card gameCan you design a phone that’ll be used longer? A refrigerator that discourages food waste? Play the sustainability card game

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Leyla Acaroglu aims to make people think about how the choices they make on a daily basis affect the environment. And she aims to make thinking about this fun. In today’s TED Talk, Acaroglu turns her attention to four bits of “environmental folklore,” like the idea that it’s more environmentally sound to opt for the paper […]

In Conversation

Nature knows best: A biologist and a designer take creative direction from the Earth’s operating systemNature knows best: A biologist and a designer take creative direction from the Earth’s operating system

Posted By Helen Walters

“Borrowing” as a concept is de rigeur in the creative industries and beyond. What’s that too-often quoted aphorism? “Good artists copy; great artists steal”? Plenty of people have trotted that out as justification for acts they want us to believe are far superior to and way different from plagiarism. In this nuanced conversation, biologist and […]

Q&A

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 […]

Technology

A very cool new video: A brief introduction to 4D printingA very cool new video: A brief introduction to 4D printing

Posted By Tedstaff

It’s not often that you see a designer throw their creation on the ground and break it to smithereens. But that’s exactly what TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits does in the video above. Why? Because he works in the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT. When the pieces break apart, they quickly re-assemble themselves, as if the film […]

Art

Gallery: Beautiful words from TEDxMet, immortalized as artGallery: Beautiful words from TEDxMet, immortalized as art

Posted By Nadia Goodman

When the lights went down at TEDxMet, a TEDx event hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October, anyone looking very closely could see a tiny light in the first row, casting a dim glow on a lucite desk. The desk was created for artist Alice Attie, who sat with a piece of paper […]

Since the Talk

Mother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for momsMother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for moms

Posted By Helen Walters

When Jane Chen and her team arrived in India five years ago, it was with a bold idea. They wanted to develop a simple, affordable solution to a terrible problem: infant mortality. They went to the right place. According to a recent Child Mortality report, produced by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, […]

Design

Fake it ’til you become it: Amy Cuddy’s power poses, visualizedFake it ’til you become it: Amy Cuddy’s power poses, visualized

Posted By Helen Walters

No two ways about it: Social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s talk from TEDGlobal 2012 touched a nerve, and sparked a sensation. In the talk, “Your body language shapes who you are,” Cuddy offered a free, low-tech life hack: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life. The idea caught on, the talk […]