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From 3D animated molecules to tethered kite-copters: A recap of the TED2014 Fellows Talks, Session 1

From 3D animated molecules to tethered kite-copters: A recap of the TED2014 Fellows Talks, Session 1

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With the TED Fellows, expect the unexpected: 3D animated molecules, tethered quadcopter cameras, death row inmates turned lawyers, quantum chaos. It’s the fifth-anniversary edition of TED Fellows talks, live from Vancouver, and here’s what happened in Session 1. Usman Riaz, musician + artist The Fellows stage comes to life quietly with the melodic strains of []

Daily rituals performed in a flood: A TED Fellow is crowdsourcing rituals for a unique performance

Daily rituals performed in a flood: A TED Fellow is crowdsourcing rituals for a unique performance

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TED Fellow Lars Jan, the director of the multi-disciplinary art lab Early Morning Opera, is seeking everyday personal rituals from collaborators — perhaps, you? — for a work-in-progress called HOLOSCENES. This public-performance installation — inspired by humanity’s relationship with climate change and flooding — will be made up of three aquariums, each enclosing a performer []

Our strange relationship to screens: Performance artist Lars Jan explores our hyper-networked world

Our strange relationship to screens: Performance artist Lars Jan explores our hyper-networked world

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Lars Jan, a TED Fellow, creates multimedia performances that probe the ubiquity of screens and propaganda in our culture. Today, his show ABACUS—billed as “a multimedia talking tour of our hyper-networked world to come”—opens at BAM’s Fisher Fishman Space in Brooklyn, New York. It’s a show delivered by his invented persona, Paul Abacus, about the future []