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Since the Talk

Eli Pariser on his excitement for Upworthy, disappointment that the filter bubble isn’t poppedEli Pariser on his excitement for Upworthy, disappointment that the filter bubble isn’t popped

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Who rules the Internet? These days it’s Upworthy, Eli Pariser’s socially-bent aggregator, which fills a gap in viral content where puppies used to sleep. The site’s sheer power on the Interwebs came quickly: In just two years, the site has come to fill the Facebook feeds of 5.4 million people. (So it’s no surprise that haters gonna headline-hate.) Upworthy is Pariser’s […]

Since the Talk

Salman Khan’s TED Talk ignited the conversation about online education. Why he’s doubling down on the school of the futureSalman Khan’s TED Talk ignited the conversation about online education. Why he’s doubling down on the school of the future

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

When Salman Khan shared his vision for “a free world-class education for anyone anywhere” at TED2011, he turned the education world on its head. As he introduced Khan Academy — a virtual classroom that uses video lessons to create an individualized, self-paced learning experience — his alternative model fueled the nascent dialogue about online education. […]

Since the Talk

David Christian’s Big History gets much, much … biggerDavid Christian’s Big History gets much, much … bigger

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

David Christian had little idea what was in store when he stepped on the set of The Colbert Report last month. Having lived in Australia for years, Christian wasn’t familiar with the show and its special brand of political satire. And yet, sitting across the table from Stephen Colbert — a perfectly placed Colbert Nation […]

Entertainment

The daily battles of life, cut from paper and animated in 3DThe daily battles of life, cut from paper and animated in 3D

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Béatrice Coron doesn’t so much tell stories, as cut them. At TED2011, the French-born artist shared how she creates intricate, fantastical worlds by slashing paper into beautiful silhouettes. During a party at TED, held in the rotunda of Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, Coron ran into James Stewart, the Canadian film director who pioneered digital […]

Entertainment

Julie Taymor and other creative minds share how they workJulie Taymor and other creative minds share how they work

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Julie Taymor, the director behind Frida, Across the Universe and the Broadway reimagining of The Lion King, creates productions that tickle the senses. Filled with saturated colors, offbeat imagery, stacatto movement and big sound — each of her productions shares her unique style, yet manages to be completely distinct. In today’s talk, Taymor shares with […]

News

Remembering Roger Ebert, beloved film criticRemembering Roger Ebert, beloved film critic

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Roger Ebert, the film critic who guided American movie selections for decades, has died, a family friend revealed to newspapers today. He was 70 years old. This sad news comes just days after Ebert wrote a column in the Chicago Sun-Times, celebrating the 46th anniversary of his column and announcing a “leave of presence.” “On […]

Design

Hypernatural intelligence: A Fellows Friday conversation with Skylar Tibbits and Suzanne LeeHypernatural intelligence: A Fellows Friday conversation with Skylar Tibbits and Suzanne Lee

Posted By Karen Eng

Fashion designer and BioCouture founder Suzanne Lee harnesses the labor of microorganisms to grow clothing. Computational architect Skylar Tibbits — who’s setting up a lab at MIT focused on self-assembly technologies and programmable materials — examines biological systems to develop his methods. We asked them to discuss the directions they’re exploring, and the trends and […]

Art

Shea Hembrey sculpts dark matter in a new gallery showShea Hembrey sculpts dark matter in a new gallery show

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Shea Hembrey is 100 artists in one. At TED2011, he shared how he staged an international biennial containing works from 100 artists … all of whom he invented himself. The talk has spun into his first New York gallery exhibit, featuring work he made—this time as himself. The exhibit is called “Dark Matters,” and it’s […]

Education

Reading List: 12 books by recent TED speakersReading List: 12 books by recent TED speakers

Posted By Tedstaff

With summer dwindling to its last few days, it’s time to put away the beach reads and get the mind back in gear with heartier fare. Why not start with some of the amazing books written by recent TED speakers? Here, some picks. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer Retells the tale of a forgetful […]

Entertainment

When NORAD tracked Santa: Bruno Bowden on the TED Blog

Posted By Emily McManus

A TED Blog premiere video: At this year’s TEDActive, in Palm Springs, engineer Bruno Bowden tells the amazing story of NORAD’s quest to track Santa — and how Bruno’s employer now continues the quest: Read more on the official Google Blog >> (This year’s countdown begins Dec. 24 at 2am Eastern.)

Biology

The quest to understand consciousness: Antonio Damasio on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Every morning we wake up and regain consciousness — that is a marvelous fact — but what exactly is it that we regain? Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio uses this simple question to give us a glimpse into how our brains create our sense of self. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:43) Watch […]

Business

Cooking as alchemy: Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche come from Moto, a Chicago restaurant that plays with new ways to cook and eat food. But beyond the fun and flavor-tripping, there’s a serious intent: Can we use new food technology for good? (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 9:34) Watch Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche’s talk […]

Q&A

Get happy: New TED Book on the mystery and magic of smilingGet happy: New TED Book on the mystery and magic of smiling

Posted By Jim Daly

How can something as simple as a smile be so deceptively complex? That’s the mystery and magic explored in Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, a new TED Book by Ron Gutman about the sensation and science of the smile. From the broad beaming grin of a toddler to the oily smirk of […]

Education

Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

Posted By Emily McManus

Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In this powerful short talk, he tells the story of an encounter with right and wrong that quickly gets personal. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 3:51.) Watch Damon Horowitz’s talk on […]