Yet another TED speaker is set to play a part in the Paralympics, now happening in London. At the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Charles Hazlewood will be conducting the British Paraorchestra – a 17-person ensemble composed entirely of disabled musicians. The orchestra has grown rapidly since its four-member debut at TEDxBrussels in November 2011, above. […]
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The 2012 Paralympic Games are underway in London, and several TED speakers are right there on the front lines. During Wednesday night’s dazzling Opening Ceremony, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking took the stage to expound on the evening’s theme of Enlightenment. “What is it,” he asked, as the performers around him brought Big Bang imagery to life, “that […]
The London Olympic Games kick off tomorrow. To get you hyped, here are eight great TEDTalks from Olympians as well as two from inspiring Paralympians. Maarten van der Weijden: On surviving cancer and becoming Olympic champion Long-distance swimmer Maarten van der Weijden became a Dutch national hero in 2008 after winning gold at the Beijing […]