Spoken word artist Lemon Andersen begins today’s talk with the poem, “Please Don’t Take My Air Jordans,” written by Reg E. Gaines in 1994. My Air Jordans cost a hundred with tax. My suede Starter jacket says Raiders on the back. I’m stylin’, smilin’ looking real mean, Cause it ain’t about bein’ heard. Just about […]
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Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers at the TEDYouth conference on November 17. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. Here, a interview conducted by Sadie. Photographer Rick Smolan brought the flavor of homes across the United States to life, helped 25,000 photographers capture […]
Young Guru, best known for producing Jay-Z’s albums, may be on tour in Europe. But he couldn’t resist the opportunity to remix the teenage singers, MCs and thinkers who contributed their vocals at TEDYouth. At the event on November 17, World Up — a non-profit dedicated to making the world smaller through hip hop, technology […]
Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers at the TEDYouth conference on November 17. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. Below, an interview conducted by Nia. The Flight Director of the Mars Curiosity Mission, Bobak Ferdowsi, is best known for landing a […]
Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers throughout TEDYouth. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. But for now, some of their favorite quotes: “My dad was actually against me being a photographer. He was adamant that I not pursue photography. He thought it […]
TEDYouth session two has just finished. You can read about each of the 12 speakers below, and also see summaries of the Session 1 speakers here. Olivier Guyon, Optical Physicist and Astronomer Olivier designs powerful telescopes that search for exoplanets — earth-like planets that exist outside of our solar system. The problem with search for […]
TEDYouth attendee (and 8th grader) August Trollbäck created this cool motion graphic for the opening of TEDYouth, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Music by Michael Montes — whose other work you might recognize.
Throughout TEDYouth, teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley have been interviewing speakers. Stay tuned to the TED Blog for their full Q&As. In the meantime, some highlights: “I have this sticker on one of my books that says, ‘Who’s gonna rock the spot?’ And it’s there for a reason. It’s like, okay, no matter […]
In session 1 of TEDYouth, Tom Chi shared three prototyping rules he learned while developing Google Glass — an augmented reality head-mounted display — with his team. Shortly after, we found Bobak Ferdowsi, Flight Director for the Mars Curiosity Rover mission, giving these glasses a test-drive. Ferdowsi will be speaking in session 2, explaining how exactly a […]
Session number 1 of TEDYouth just wrapped, and here is a recap of all 13 speakers. There’s still time to tune in for session 2, starting at 4pm EST! Head to the free livestream to watch >> Rick Smolan, photographer and data evangelist Rick Smolan’s larger-than-life photographs capture deeper meaning in everyday moments. (Watch his TED Talk.) Right now, he’s […]
Woo hoo! TEDYouth is here, starting at 1pm EST. For this incredible event, high school and young college students from around the New York area are gathering at the Times Center in Manhattan for two sessions of talks from speakers ranging from artists to string theorists. Jay-Z’s music producer, Young Guru, will talk about the future […]
TEDxYouthDay starts now! Today and tomorrow 100 TEDx events will participate in TEDxYouthDay, TEDx’s initiative to inspire curiosity, ignite new ideas, and empower leaders in the youth of today. Youth events will go on in 42 countries — including Egypt, Spain, India, Hong Kong, Brazil, Taiwan and the United State. You can also follow live updates on […]
Instead of simply coloring with crayons, imagine a drawing session with special paper and pens that let you create light-up circuits out of doodles. Or instead of old-fashioned construction paper cut-outs, creating a pop-up book with working lights. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, electrical engineer Leah Buechley describes how she and her team at […]
At TED, we’re constantly impressed by the accomplishments of young innovators. With talks like Adora Svitak’s “What adults can learn from kids,” 12-year-old Amy O’Toole assisting Beau Lotto in “Science is for everyone: kids included,” and Thomas Suarez, who was developing apps before he could drive, we can’t help but be hopeful for the future. That […]
TEDYouth livestreams! In English: http://new.livestream.com/tedyouth/en In Spanish: http://new.livestream.com/tedyouth/es In Arabic: http://new.livestream.com/tedyouth/ar On Saturday, Nov. 17, more than 20 speakers, performers and kids will take the stage at TEDYouth, a TED event for high school students. It happens 1-6pm Eastern in New York, and it’ll be livestreamed for free — and translated into Spanish and Arabic! […]