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TED News in Brief: Bryan Stevenson on a “dehumanizing stare,” a playlist of TED Talks to inspire greatness

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In the past week, we’ve noticed some fascinating TED-related news. Here, some highlights. Bryan Stevenson (watch his talk from TED2012) is asking the state of Florida to reconsider its case against 14-year-old Tremaine McMillan. On May 27, McMillan was wrestled to the ground and put in a chokehold by a Miami-Dade police officer who felt […]

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Using public space as a canvas for imagination: Lesley Perkes at TED2013Using public space as a canvas for imagination: Lesley Perkes at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

  Lesley Perkes walks onto the TED stage to tell us about her birth in 1961 in inner city Johannesburg. Her mother said she looked like a toilet brush, her hair standing on end. “I think I saw the future,” she says. Her story centers around Hillbrow Tower, the iconic, 268-meter-tall building built in 1968 […]

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Disrupt!: The speakers in Session 4 at TED2013Disrupt!: The speakers in Session 4 at TED2013

Posted By Helen Walters

From all the breathless hype that surrounds the topic, you’d be forgiven for thinking that disruptive innovation was a common force throughout the world. Reality proves otherwise. In this session, we brought together a collection of individuals who have some right to the title of disruptor. Their work pushes at the boundaries of what’s expected […]