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Blindfolded origami, set to music: Bruno Bowden and Rufus Cappadocia on TED.com


After Robert Lang’s talk on origami at TED2008, Bruno Bowden stepped onstage with a challenge — he would fold one of Lang’s intricate origami figures, blindfolded, in under 2 minutes. He’s accompanied by the cellist Rufus Cappadocia. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:59.)   Get TED delivered: Subscribe to the TEDTalks video podcast []

Idea + square = origami: Robert Lang on TED.com


Robert Lang is a pioneer of modern origami — using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 15:59.)   Watch Robert Lang’s 2008 talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other []

A new meme unfolds


Photo: David Geller/whatcounts Memeticist Susan Blackmore uses the hotel-bathroom toilet-paper fold as an example of a useless meme — a meme that has spread throughout the world, even though there is no human reason for it to exist. The persistence of this meme easily disproves the comfortable notion that we humans only spread ideas that []

TED2008: How do we create?


(Unedited running notes from the TED2008 conference in Monterey, California. Session seven.) This is about the point in the program where all the attendees start to talk about TED as an endurance sport. We’re mid-way, but it’s so intense that it feels like it has been going on for weeks… The session, on "How do []