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Lenses: A sneak peek of session 8 at TEDGlobal 2014

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8-Lenses-mainLenses allow us to look at far away worlds and to examine our own more closely. In this session hidden social and scientific fabrics will be amplified by several orders of magnitude, bringing us a richer and more vibrant experience than the naked eye can see on its own.

The speakers who’ll appear in this session:

Astronomer Wendy Freedman leads the construction of the Giant Magellan Telescope, a massive earthbound observatory.

Jorge Soto is helping develop a simple, noninvasive test for early detection of cancer.

Filmmaker and global wanderer Vincent Moon explores and documents vanishing traditions with his evocative ethnomusical films.

A jazz icon since the late 1960s, Naná Vasconcelos has contributed Latin percussion to some of the world’s most cerebral, soulful music.

In author Elizabeth Pisani‘s latest book, she explores the “improbable nation” of Indonesia.

Jimmy Nelson’s beautiful photographs of vanishing tribes illuminate ways that the unique adaptations of indigenous cultures could enrich our own societies.

Curious what these speakers had to say? Read recaps of these talks.

And below, check out the introduction video for this session.

Video credits:

Thiago Zanato e Pedro Burneiko Authors/Directors
Adriana Barbosa Producer
Bruna Viapiana Models
Renata Miwa
Letícia Falcão
Tathiana YumiMirelly Pereira
Daniel Rotatori (Manguinha) Editor
Aline Lata Making of