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First impressions: A TED salon on what we learn (and reveal) at first glance

First impressions: A TED salon on what we learn (and reveal) at first glance

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First impressions are full of promise — and anxiety. On Tuesday night, five speakers in TED’s New York office shared a salon that explored the hidden opportunities, truths and humor in these split-second assumptions. First up, NYU associate professor Adam Alter showed how exploiting a simple human trait could actually make us more generous. “We []

8 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day

8 talks to watch for Book Lovers Day

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The Book. Few things are as universal, as ubiquitous and as transformative. On this Book Lovers Day, we’ve compiled talks that examine all the facets that make books great. Do you judge a book by its cover, like Chip Kidd, or get absorbed into a compelling narrative like Andrew Stanton? Were you taken to new []

Chip Kidd designs a laugh-out-loud MetroCard

Chip Kidd designs a laugh-out-loud MetroCard

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York is strained for cash. And so they announced last week that they would be offering advertising space on the back of MetroCards, which New Yorkers swipe (often, multiple times) to enter a train station. It’ll cost companies $25,500 to advertise on 50K cards and $450K to advertise on []

Graphic notes on Chip Kidd … and more

Graphic notes on Chip Kidd … and more

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Tricia Walker shares a snapshot of this sketchbook page inspired by Chip Kidd’s TEDTalk: Check out more graphic note-taking from TED and TEDx events on our Pinterest board “Speak Now” — and if you’ve got your own great notes from watching a TEDTalk, share them in the comments below!

Creating visual haikus for stories: Chip Kidd at TED2012

Creating visual haikus for stories: Chip Kidd at TED2012

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Photo: James Duncan Davidson In Reid Hoffman, we’ve already welcomed the start-up whisperer. Now here’s the “book whisperer”, or, as Chip Kidd describes himself, he’s a “book designer, page turner, dog eared place holder, notes in the margins taker, ink sniffer.” And with a wiggle of his hips, Kidd’s off to tell us about devoting 25 years of []