TED was co-founded, in 1984, by Richard Saul Wurman and partner Harry Marks. As part of the 30th-year anniversary, Chris Anderson welcomed Wurman up onto the stage to recognize that achievement. “How does it feel to see your baby reach 30?” asked Anderson. Wurman said, “Well, I have 3 minutes. I thought about being clever. […]
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Exciting news — 35 boxes of TED archive tapes just arrived in our New York office. We’ll be digitizing this footage, re-watching it, and turning it into TEDTalks. We’re thrilled to be able to bring you more talks from the legendary early days of TED. See more archive unboxing photos on flickr >>
Today we’re throwing open the door to our back archive, beginning with Nicholas Negroponte’s talk from TED 1. Yes, TED 1. 1984. TED’s co-founders, Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks, had the foresight to record every conference he held. And I can’t tell you what a thrill it was to see the full archive for the first […]
(Unedited running notes from the TED2008 conference in Monterey, California. Fourth session.) After music by Jill Sobule live from Aspen, and by Thomas Dolby‘s band in Monterey, the TED’s fourth session, hosted by Director of TED MediaJune Cohen, is on "What is beauty?", on the existence and the hidden meanings of beauty. Anchor speaker Nancy […]