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Judy Bonds: Majora Carter remembers

Posted By Emily McManus

This week, Judy Bonds — whose work and life Majora Carter describes movingly in her latest TEDTalk — died after a battle with cancer. Bonds founded Coal River Mountain Watch, which fought coal companies that were strip-mining her home county, and proposed a thrilling alternative: wind power. She won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2003 […]


Go behind the scenes of a TEDTalk

Posted By Emily McManus

It’s our third anniversary of posting TEDTalks free to the world! We started in June 2006 with our first six talks — including Sir Ken Robinson, Al Gore, Majora Carter … Three years and 486 talks later, we hope you’ll enjoy this mini-documentary, “Behind the TEDTalk.” It stars TED Curator Chris Anderson and the TED […]


4 great talks for International Women's Day

Posted By Emily McManus

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]


Beyond the Top 10 TEDTalks: user favorites

Posted By Tedstaff

Last week, TEDTalks celebrated our 50 millionth view by counting down the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time (so far) — and inviting people to share their own favorites. Here are a few: My favorite is still Susan Savage-Rumbaugh and those bonobo apes. – S.F., Boynton Beach, Florida Stamets (mushrooms), Isabel Allende (passion), Dave Eggers […]


TEDTalks turn 2!

Posted By Emily McManus

Two years ago today, TED.com posted its first six TEDTalks. It was a radical notion to share these powerful talks and ideas with the world — but it looks like it was the right notion. This week, TEDTalks notched its 50 millionth view, and we moved to a daily publishing schedule to keep up with […]


Embrace the zen of presentation

Posted By Tedstaff

More presentation news: Garr Reynolds pulls examples from his favorite TEDTalks (Majora Carter, Hans Rosling, Sir Ken Robinson) for his new book, Presentation Zen — to help his readers refine, simplify and focus their own presentations and talks. What makes a great TED speaker? Passion, connection, a story to tell. As Reynolds points out, “If […]


Web-based ways to make a difference

Posted By Tedstaff

To help those of us making resolutions this week, here is a sampling of web tools for making a difference, inspired by TEDTalks speakers: + Share Ron Eglash‘s cool math tools, for studying math via breakdancing, Latin beats and cornrow braids + Dive into Richard Baraniuk‘s Connexions, a massive repository of open-source class materials + […]


Inspired by Al Gore: TEDTalks

Posted By Emily McManus

The TEDTalks archive is rich in proof that Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore, speaking at TED and elsewhere, truly has the power to inspire action. Producer and activist Jeff Skoll heard one of Gore’s PowerPoint lectures and started the ball rolling on An Inconvenient Truth — a film and website that became an incredibly […]


MacArthur "genius" grant to TEDster Saul Griffith

Posted By Tedstaff

Saul Griffith (watch his TEDTalk) has been awarded a 2007 MacArthur “genius” grant. Griffith is one of the brains behind Instructables, a community website that lets users share directions for … almost anything, from building your own home lathe to “How to Kiss.” His think-tank design firm, Squid Labs, has invented an array of new […]


Jill Sobule and Ethel: Together in Central Park

Posted By Tedstaff

Wednesday night, Jill Sobule (watch her TEDTalk performance) and the modern string ensemble Ethel (watch their TEDTalk performance) paired up to play a charming set together in Central Park, a preview of the upcoming album from this partnership that began at TED2006. Backed by Ethel’s wall of sound, Jill’s sweet, funny, wise pop songs — […]


Introducing TEDTalks

Posted By Tedconfjune

Today, for the first time ever, we’re thrilled to present some of the most remarkable talks from TEDs past. We launch with six from this year’s conference — Al Gore, Tony Robbins, David Pogue, Majora Carter, Hans Rosling and Ken Robinson — with more coming weekly. All the talks are downloadable as audio or video, […]


Majora Carter on TEDTalks

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Majora Carter is the Macarthur-winning founder of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization dedicated to holistic community development, sponsoring projects that create jobs, protect the environment and bring beautiful green space to the inner city. In this charismatic presentation (which received a prolonged standing ovation), she explains her commitment to environmental justice and her vision for […]


Day four: The day in quotes

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“We are seeding the area with ‘green-collar’ jobs, people who have both an economic interest and a personal stake in their environment”— Majora Carter on her organization’s efforts to ‘green’ the South Bronx “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original” – Ken Robinson “Creativity is now as […]


A Macarthur for Majora

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Among the newly minted 2005 MacArthur Fellows: Majora Carter, the charismatic pioneer for urban renewal who will speak at TED2006. Carter, who will receive one of the legendary $500K “genius grants,” founded Sustainable South Bronx, an organization that’s improved air quality, adopted green-roof technology, launched exercise programs, and built parks in a community that’s long […]