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How we gave TED’s pop-up theater a mini-makeover

How we gave TED’s pop-up theater a mini-makeover

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What’s your second act, after you build a pop-up theater for 1,300 people out of 8,000 pieces of Douglas fir? In 2014, architect David Rockwell and his team created a custom theater to celebrate talk, designed to be assembled in just a few days inside a large empty ballroom at the Vancouver Convention Center. Post-show, []

From thousands of pieces to a bespoke space for talks: how we built our pop-up TED theater

From thousands of pieces to a bespoke space for talks: how we built our pop-up TED theater

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. The Next Chapter Theater at TED2014 smells incredible. That’s because it was constructed of Douglas Fir, harvested locally in the Pacific Northwest, and assembled on-site in Vancouver, Canada, over the past four and a half days. See, the Vancouver Convention Centre is perfect for TED—it’s beautifully designed, environmentally friendly, and has sweeping views of []

Spectacles of shadow: Fellows Friday with Christine Marie

Spectacles of shadow: Fellows Friday with Christine Marie

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Imagine 20-foot-tall shadows — animated by live performers — that pop out right next to you. TED Fellow Christine Marie creates an immersive, experimental theater of shadows that layers textured, colored light into wordless storytelling. But while her productions involve 3D stereoscopic effects and feel amazingly cinematic, it’s all done without the aid of computers or projectors. []

Julie Taymor and other creative minds share how they work

Julie Taymor and other creative minds share how they work

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Julie Taymor, the director behind Frida, Across the Universe and the Broadway reimagining of The Lion King, creates productions that tickle the senses. Filled with saturated colors, offbeat imagery, stacatto movement and big sound — each of her productions shares her unique style, yet manages to be completely distinct. In today’s talk, Taymor shares with []