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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Speaking of the future: Keith Chen at TEDGlobal 2012

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Speaking of the future: Keith Chen at TEDGlobal 2012

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Keith Chen is a Yale economist who made a stir earlier this year with an intriguing working paper relating economics and language — a paper that is yet unpublished, Bruno is careful to note onstage. Chen is onstage at TED to hash over the question, which is sparking ongoing debate and refinement (read a key []

Quantum locking: Boaz Almog at TEDGlobal 2012

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Quantum locking: Boaz Almog at TEDGlobal 2012

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After rescuing his equipment from UK customs, where it had been stuck for several days, Boaz Almog take the stage to demonstrate his remarkable research. It uses a well-known phenomenon of superconductivity — a state of matter where the electrical resistance drops to zero. Normally, electrons moving through a conductor collide occasionally, losing energy to []

Lucky us: Sarah Slean at TEDGlobal 2012

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Lucky us: Sarah Slean at TEDGlobal 2012

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Sarah Slean has made eight albums, the latest of which is a double album, Land & Sea, featuring original scores composed for a 21-piece string orchestra. She hasn’t brought quite that many musicians with her to TEDGlobal but together with the local Cairn String Quartet she starts off with a quiet piece for piano, a string quartet []

Reframing: Opening animations from TEDGlobal 2012 Session 10

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Reframing: Opening animations from TEDGlobal 2012 Session 10

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Brief: Radical Openness through open source motion graphics. Welcome to be re-used and remixed. Director’s statement: “Motion graphic animations based on colors, patterns and schemes. Project these onto various surfaces which break the light coming from the projector. Think mirrors, glass, water etc. All the moving images we use to build our films are available []

Reframing: Session 10 at TEDGlobal 2012

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Reframing: Session 10 at TEDGlobal 2012

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Click to view (and remix) the session-opening animation Progress comes, often, from forging ahead, striking out in a direction and discovering the unknown. But sometimes it comes from looking at a familiar problem, or a familiar solution, and looking at it in a new way. In this session we’ll look at a variety of familiar []

The case for being opaque: Deyan Sudjic at TEDGlobal 2012

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The case for being opaque: Deyan Sudjic at TEDGlobal 2012

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The director of the Design Museum in London, Deyan Sudjic arrives onstage with a confession. “Designers have a tendency to answer the question they haven’t been asked,” he says. As such, he’s going to overlook the theme of the session, “The Upside of Transparency,” and instead focus on other aspects of the term. After all, []