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Technology's epic story: Kevin Kelly on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

In this wide-ranging, thought-provoking talk from TEDxAmsterdam, Kevin Kelly muses on what technology means in our lives — from its impact at the personal level to its place in the cosmos. (Recorded at TEDxAmsterdam, November 2009, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Duration: 16:32) Watch Kevin Kelly’s talk from TEDxAmsterdam on TED.com, where you can download this […]

 

TEDxNASA and TEDxAmsterdam stream live tomorrow!

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Tomorrow, Friday November 20th, two of our most exciting TEDx events so far will be streamed live. TEDxNASA was organized by NASA’s Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). It’s a full day of talks on science, technology, entertainment and the arts. Speakers include author Mitch Albom, experimental artist Chakaia Booker innovation […]

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How technology evolves: Kevin Kelly on TED.com

Posted By Jenny Zurawell

This week we continue to bring you timeless archived talks while the TED media team gets some R and R. In his 2005 talk on how technology evolves, Kevin Kelly attempts to reconcile his lust for the newest technological gadget with his abstemious impulse to sell all of his technology, save a bicycle on which […]

 

The first 5,000 days of the web, and the next 5,000: Kevin Kelly on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat: The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, he asks, how can we predict what’s coming in the next 5,000 days? (Recorded December 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Duration: 19:33.) Watch Kevin Kelly’s 2007 talk on TED.com, where […]

 

Edge question 2008: What have you changed your mind about? Why?

Posted By Tedstaff

Many TEDTalks speakers have answered the 2008 Edge Foundation question: What have you changed your mind about? Why? Among the more than 160 essays from leading thinkers — scientists, philosophers, artists — look for Wired’s Chris Anderson, Nick Bostrom, Stewart Brand, Richard Dawkins, Aubrey de Grey, Juan Enriquez, Helen Fisher, Neil Gershenfeld, Daniel Gilbert, Daniel […]

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Kevin Kelly: Technology as a teenager

Posted By Tedstaff

Developing the ideas he laid out in his 2005 talk at TED — where he asked, “What does technology want?” — Kevin Kelly posts a fascinating essay in the latest edition of Edge.org. He suggests that we can think of technology as another kingdom of life — call it the technium. And that, like all […]

 

Celebrating "Spectacle"

Posted By June Cohen

Architect David Rockwell joined forces with Chee Perlman and Kevin Kelly (TEDizens, all) in San Francisco last night, to celebrate Spectacle, the gorgeous book he created with Bruce Mau, exploring the phenomenon of public performance. Photos by Robert Leslie.