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4 great talks for International Women's Day


To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi []



Steep yourself in the delightful tones of this homebrew theremin, built with a mug of tea: Theremug from Kyle McDonald on Vimeo. The latest in TEDBlog’s chronicle of the evolution of untouchable music, it joins this cool Wii remote hack. Thanks for the tip via Posterous, reflectionof.me

Wii Remote theremin


In an ingenious geek-out that’s almost too perfectly suited for TED, designer Ken Moore presents a much-anticipated hack of the Nintendo Wii Remote: a theremin. It seems to be a nearly serendipitous merger of TEDTalks by thereminist Pamelia Kurstin and Wii hacker Johnny Lee. Has anyone seen other hybridized Ideas Worth Spreading (coincidental or not)? []

Theremin, the untouchable music: Pamelia Kurstin on TED.com


While a few brave souls have sought to master the theremin since its “Good Vibrations” heyday, none have done so with more sly effervescence than Pamelia Kurstin. Far from being a quirky curiosity, though, Kurstin is a sensitive, emotional stylist capable of coaxing sublime melodic content out of an instrument usually doomed to B-movie sci-fi []