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TED Weekends: Big data gets personalTED Weekends: Big data gets personal

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

At TED2011, Deb Roy shared his talk, “The birth of a word,” describing when he and his wife, Rupal Patel, brought home their baby boy for the first time. The pair sought to shoot a different kind of home video: in every room of their house, a camera recorded eight to ten hours of footage […]

Culture

TED Weekends asks: What do Santa Claus and UFOs have in common?TED Weekends asks: What do Santa Claus and UFOs have in common?

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

Santa Claus and UFOs may indeed have something in common. As Michael Shermer shared at TED2010, they are two things that engage the “belief engine” that is also known as our brains. In his talk, “The pattern behind self-deception,” Shermer debunks superstitions and urban legends and shares why we are prone to believe in them […]

Design

TED Weekends presents: Imagination InnovationTED Weekends presents: Imagination Innovation

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

When Janet Echelman’s paints went missing, she didn’t let it stop her from making art for her upcoming show deadline. In this classic talk from TED2011, “Taking imagination seriously,” Echelman tells the story of her determination to use the materials surrounding her as inspiration. Despite numerous rejections from art school, she found that her constant […]

Education

TED Weekends explores creative intelligenceTED Weekends explores creative intelligence

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It was one of the original six talks posted on TED.com and it has, over the years, become our most-watched video with 13.5 million views. Sir Ken Robinson’s talk from TED2006, “Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity,” is truly a juggernaut. But the real genius is Matt. He has so much creative intelligence, that we’re […]

Culture

TED Weekends asks: What if your life were to end today …

Posted By Tedstaff

On January 17, 2009, at 3:24pm, Flight 1549 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport as normal. Five minutes later, it had crash-landed in the Hudson River. While the heroic landing of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger has become the stuff of aviation legend, during the white-knuckle landing his passengers had no idea whether they would […]

Culture

18 ideas shaping 2012: Add your voice18 ideas shaping 2012: Add your voice

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

You and other change agents have been commenting in full force in response to TED and The Huffington Post’s year-end collaboration to bring you 18 ideas that will shape 2012. The ideas are in, and the conversation is hot. Since last Thursday’s launch viewers have been sharing ideas of every variety, from the practical repercussions […]