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Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

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Alexandre Farto spends his days creating towering works on the buildings of Lisbon and London — portraits of people that mirror urban decay, dissolving into scratches and splatters. Their stretched-out visages gaze over these cities with solemn, elegant omniscience. Meanwhile, Shai Dahan adorns walls, facades and barriers in Gothenburg and Borås with colorful odes to []

In place of a new TED Talk from Magic Leap, we bring you …

In place of a new TED Talk from Magic Leap, we bring you …

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This morning, Chris Anderson announced that Rony Abovitz of the start-up Magic Leap, who’d planned to join us here at TED2015, has cancelled his appearance for, as Chris says, “Reasons unknown.” Up to now, Magic Leap has become known for two things in the tech world: 1) generating hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and []

At the first TEDxMoscow, a program that points toward possibility

At the first TEDxMoscow, a program that points toward possibility

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At the century-old Hotel Metropol in central Moscow, the attendees of TEDxMoscow received a surprising call from a speaker 268 miles away. Not 268 miles to the east or west — but 268 miles above the Earth’s surface. From aboard the International Space Station, cosmonaut Elena Serova videoconferenced in to describe the sunrises and sunsets []

TEDxGalápagos tells the story of Galapagos’ humans

TEDxGalápagos tells the story of Galapagos’ humans

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There aren’t many places on earth more mythical than the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago that sparked Charles Darwin to form his theory of evolution almost two centuries ago. Protected as a World Heritage Site, they’re bursting with life, from ancient tortoises to Darwin’s finches to bright sea creatures. But as a place for people to []

The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making

The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making

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By Jenny Groza Habana, Cuba, which was called “the rich man’s playground” before World War II, now evokes an air of mystery—a giant question mark. Are there still midcentury cars roaming the streets? Blighted neighborhoods with broken windows and collapsing roofs? Citizens eking out a living after years of oppression? These, says Andres Levin, the []

Remembering Stella Young

Remembering Stella Young

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Stella Young — comedian, activist, TEDx speaker, awesome person — died on December 6, 2014. She wished to be no one’s inspiration. YMMV.

A 10,000-person TEDx event unfolds in Buenos Aires

A 10,000-person TEDx event unfolds in Buenos Aires

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In October, ten thousand people sat in the stands of Argentina’s largest indoor event space, Tecnópolis, bracing themselves for the moment when the stage lights would turn on. They weren’t waiting for your typical amphitheater fare — not for Beyonce, nor for football. Instead, they were waiting to be entertained by a historian who researches []

How a model of mentorship is helping TEDx grow throughout Iran

How a model of mentorship is helping TEDx grow throughout Iran

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It’s not every day that you see a desert cyclist, a Tanbour virtuoso, a Persian literature professor and a health systems expert in the same room together. But at the second TEDxTehran, held in September, they all took the stage, sharing stories of their “breakthroughs.” In the audience, representatives from TEDx events in all corners []