Lost in the stars: TED@Aspen Day 3

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Photo: Michael Brands/Aspen Institute

Friday at TED@Aspen, we hosted live Talks from Walter Isaacson, the head of the Aspen institute, and the wonderful Ze Frank. Between TED sessions via satellite, we heard from David Gallo and William Lange of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Joy Mountford sharing amazing data visualizations, Ron Dembo and his ZeroFootprint carbon calculator, Reto Schnyder and his thoughts on Max Frisch’s I’m Not Stiller, and the Raspyni Brothers — who put on a completely terrifying show that risked the life of the world’s greatest poker player, as they juggled bowling balls over Phil Gordon’s head.

The TED Prize lunch at Aspen Meadows was buzzing with great ideas, with a rich cross-pollination and connection among the three winners and their wishes. After we rocked the entire Doerr-Hosier Center with the “Ode to Joy,” we rode the Silver Queen gondola, 3,000 feet up Aspen Mountain into an amazing starry sky, for dancing, drinking and more amazing conversation.


Photo: Michael Brands/Aspen Institute

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