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TED News in Brief: Edi Rama becomes prime minister of Albania, Human kaleidoscope wins awardTED News in Brief: Edi Rama becomes prime minister of Albania, Human kaleidoscope wins award

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The past two weeks have seen some fascinating TED-related news items. Below, highlights. As the mayor of Tirana, Albania, Edi Rama transformed his city into a multi-colored explosion of geometric pattern. (Watch his TED Talk.) The leader of Albania’s opposition Socialist Party, Rama has now been named the nation’s new Prime Minister following his party’s commanding win in […]

Global Issues

Video: ‘Why I organized a TEDx in Baghdad’Video: ‘Why I organized a TEDx in Baghdad’

Posted By Emily McManus

. In this exclusive (unedited) video from TEDxSummit this spring, Yahay Alabdeli tells a moving, personal story of returning to his home country, Iraq — and throwing a TEDx. In a city still recovering, still learning its true nature after years of oppression, the first TEDxBaghdad in 2011 celebrated ideas, connections, education, music. “My Baghdad […]

Design

6 very promising oil spill cleanup innovations6 very promising oil spill cleanup innovations

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

  Two years ago, a chance discussion with a group of Gulf of Mexico fishermen changed the course of Cesar Harada’s life. The TED Senior Fellow had landed his dream job at MIT in Boston, but after hearing first-hand accounts of the conditions in the Gulf following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010, Harada […]

Design

5 amazing spaces with surprising ways to stay cool5 amazing spaces with surprising ways to stay cool

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Going to an outdoor event during the steamy months of summer generally involves packing a miniature fan and slathering yourself in sunscreen, as most venues do little to shade attendees in the cheap seats. This is something Wolfgang Kessling, of the German climate engineering firm Transsolar, would like to change. In a talk at the […]

Art

The wide open future of the art museum: Q&A with William NoelThe wide open future of the art museum: Q&A with William Noel

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At TEDxSummit, Walters Art Museum curator William Noel gave this fascinating talk on revealing the lost codex of Archimedes. The TED Blog caught up with him to talk about the digital future of a traditionally closed institution: the art museum. As with the Archimedes codex, the Walters Art Museum’s online collection operates under the Creative […]

Health

Today! May 19 is Food Revolution DayToday! May 19 is Food Revolution Day

Posted By TED Guest Author

We’ve heard the statistics. Obesity has more than doubled worldwide since 1980. For the first time in history, being overweight is killing more people than being underweight. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Where do we begin to tackle such an immense problem? There is […]

Q&A

TEDxMogadishu report: A rebirth of hopeTEDxMogadishu report: A rebirth of hope

Posted By Tedstaff

From the TEDx Tumblr, this inspiring story: TEDxMogadishu — the first TEDx event in Somalia — will happen tomorrow, May 17, and livestreamed around the world. Update: Read press reports from TEDxMogadishu >> On May 17, between 50 and 100 people from diverse backgrounds will attend the event to listen to Somalis discuss the rebirth […]

Health

Video: A chat with Hans Rosling at TEDxSummitVideo: A chat with Hans Rosling at TEDxSummit

Posted By Emily McManus

“The strive for a washing machine is stronger than the strive for democracy,” says TEDTalks star Hans Rosling at the beginning of this casual video, shot at TEDxSummit last week. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, Rosling sat down with a group of fans to chat about presenting data with clarity and passion — using Legos, […]

Culture

Great quotes from TEDxSummitGreat quotes from TEDxSummit

Posted By TED Guest Author

Collected by Felicia Kamriani … nuggets of wisdom and insight from last week’s TEDxSummit: “The bigger the dream, the smaller the competition.” Javier Yunes, TEDxRosario “The city you get is the city you build.” Norman  Lee, TEDxManitoba “The best team is the one you already have.” Julian Dominguez Yates, TEDxRosario “Don’t swim upstream.” Alexander Jutkowitz, […]

Q&A

Catching up with translator and TEDx organizer Ivana KoromCatching up with translator and TEDx organizer Ivana Korom

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

TEDxSummit, 16 April – 20 April, 2012. Doha, Qatar. Photo: Kris Krüg At TEDxSummit we caught up with Ivana Korom to talk about translating and planning a TEDx event in Serbia. Ivana is a freelance trainer and educator from Novi Sad. When and why did you start translating for TED? I’ve been translating for two […]

Education

The kids will be alright: Q&A with translator and TEDx organizer Kristine SargsyanThe kids will be alright: Q&A with translator and TEDx organizer Kristine Sargsyan

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

TEDxSummit, 16 April – 20 April, 2012. Doha, Qatar. Photo: Kris Krüg At TEDxSummit we caught up with Kristine Sargsyan, TED translator and organizer for TEDxYerevan. Kristine has been working in the NGO and business sector as an Organizational Development Consultant and Project Coordinator for 13 years. When and why did you start translating for […]