Tags > TEDTalks

Stories for "TEDTalks"

News

Building the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as opening day approachesBuilding the 9/11 Memorial Museum: Reflections as opening day approaches

Posted By TED Guest Author

In today’s moving TED Talk, Jake Barton of the design firm Local Projects shares the idea at the core of the yet-to-open National September 11 Memorial Museum: that museum-goers need to be included in the telling of the story. “The event is so recent, somewhere between history and current events,” says Barton, explaining that more […]

Entertainment

Happy 157th birthday, Nikola Tesla

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Nikola Tesla, named by The Oatmeal the “greatest geek who ever lived,” was born on this day in 1856. And on the occasion of his 157th birthday, we’d like to share this great talk about the inventor who held more than 700 patents, including ones for alternating current, the radio, the remote control, the electric motors […]

Entertainment

6 talks involving a banjo6 talks involving a banjo

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Jonny Mizzone didn’t come from Alabama with a banjo on his knee. No, this 11-year-old virtuoso hails from the state of New Jersey, where he and his two older brothers discovered the magic of bluegrass legends J.D. Crowe, Ralph Stanley, Clarence White and Earl Scruggs through YouTube. When he was eight years old, Mizzone posted […]

Culture

5 mnemonic devices for reading Chinese characters5 mnemonic devices for reading Chinese characters

Posted By Jessica Gross

To an outsider, the Chinese language “seems to be as impenetrable as the Great Wall of China,” says ShaoLan Hsueh in today’s talk, given at TED2013. Hsueh’s mission over the past few years has been to break down that barrier, making reading and writing in Chinese accessible to people who didn’t grow up doing it. […]

Art

The language of photography: Q&A with Sebastião SalgadoThe language of photography: Q&A with Sebastião Salgado

Posted By Ryan Lash

I’ll never forget the first images of Sebastião Salgado’s that I ever saw. At the time, I was just getting into photography, and his images of the mines of Serra Pelada struck me as otherworldly, possessing a power that I had never seen in a photo before (or, if I’m honest, since). In the twenty […]

Culture

7 writer/artist/thinker groups whose members made a tremendous impact on their time  … as well as ours7 writer/artist/thinker groups whose members made a tremendous impact on their time … as well as ours

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 1812, four men met for a “philosophical breakfast” at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, Richard Jones and William Whewell. Over food and drinks, they debated the state of knowledge –- imagining a world in which thinkers drew conclusions based on data, where research was done for the good of humanity rather than for […]

News

Remembering Margaret ThatcherRemembering Margaret Thatcher

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Margaret Thatcher, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, passed away today after suffering from a stroke. The longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century, Thatcher also holds the distinction of being the only woman to hold the post. She has died at 87-years-old. Below, some TED Talks that examine Thatcher’s […]