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The informal as inspiration for rethinking urban spaces: architect Teddy Cruz shares 5 projectsThe informal as inspiration for rethinking urban spaces: architect Teddy Cruz shares 5 projects

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In today’s talk, Teddy Cruz looks at San Diego-Tijuana border, where some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States are just a short drive from some of the poorest communities in Mexico. As used materials flow from San Diego to Tijuana, transforming the kinds of structures created there, people move from Tijuana to San Diego, retrofitting […]

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How to spread ideas: Speakers and translators at the Open Translation session at TEDGlobal 2013How to spread ideas: Speakers and translators at the Open Translation session at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Welsh

“I write sci-fi novels, because if I wrote a white paper nobody would read it,” Daniel Suarez told a panel of translators at TEDGlobal 2013. The science fiction author and drone activist was taking questions during his Skype Open Translation session, in which he described a dystopic–and all too believable–future dominated by autonomous lethal drones. His […]

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The city of the future, learning from scarcity: Teddy Cruz at TEDGlobal 2013The city of the future, learning from scarcity: Teddy Cruz at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

As urban areas have exploded, a dramatic stratification is taking place. While some parts of cities have become playgrounds for the privileged, others have become home to the poor and marginalized. Often these two very different ways of life exist in close proximity, says Teddy Cruz on the TEDGlobal 2013 stage. Cruz studies the Tijuana […]