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A boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick SmolanA boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick Smolan

Posted By TED Guest Author

Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers at the TEDYouth conference on November 17. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. Here, a interview conducted by Sadie.  Photographer Rick Smolan brought the flavor of homes across the United States to life, helped 25,000 photographers capture […]


On our reading list: The Human Face of Big Data

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Rick Smolan enlisted an unusual partner for the release of his new coffee table book, The Human Face of Big Data — FedEx. Yes, Smolan orchestrated a meeting with the shipping giant so that 10,000 copies of the book would be delivered simultaneously today, November 20, to a large group of influential people around the […]


Teens: Compare your stats with kids around the worldTeens: Compare your stats with kids around the world

Posted By Emily McManus

TED speaker Rick Smolan is asking students between the ages of 13 and 18 to become “Data Detectives” for a new project he’s unveiling today — and that he will talk about at TEDYouth this Saturday. By answering a 20-question online survey, teenagers will help build a data set that will let then compare themselves to […]


Calling all teens: Become a data detectiveCalling all teens: Become a data detective

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Just by living our plugged-in lives, each of us is producing a constant stream of data. Little snippets are left behind of what we search, what we buy, where we go, what we tweet … This endless flow of numbers is referred to as “big data,” data sets so large that they require sophisticated parsing […]

A girl, a photograph, a homecoming: Rick Smolan on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

From the 2007 EG conference: Photographer Rick Smolan tells the unforgettable story of a girl, a photograph, and an American homecoming. (Recorded December 2007 in Los Angeles, California. Duration: 25:06.) Watch Rick Smolan’s 2007 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances. Get TED […]