TED Talks

The Evolutionary Origins Of Beauty [VIDEO]

January 26, 2013
The Evolutionary Origins Of Beauty [VIDEO]

Animator Andrew Park illustrates Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

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Biohacking [VIDEO]

January 15, 2013
Biohacking: Ellen Jorgensen Discusses Biotechnology [VIDEO]

Biologist Ellen Jorgensen discusses Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology.

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Choreographed Presentations: Use Dance To Illustrate Complex Science

May 6, 2012
Choreographed Presentations: Use Dance To Illustrate Complex Science

John Bohannon has a brilliant solution for explaining complex scientific processes: choreograph them. This performance originally took place at TEDxBrussels on November 22, 2011.

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Robotic Flight

August 9, 2011
Robotic Flight

Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot that flies like a seagull by, get this, flapping its wings. Amazing.

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Feature-Length Interactive Book: Our Choice by Al Gore

August 4, 2011
Feature-Length Interactive Book: Our Choice, by Al Gore

Mike Matas of Push Pop Press explains and demonstrates the interactive iBook his company designed for Al Gore’s book, Our Choice.

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Adam Ostrow: The Digital Afterlife

August 3, 2011
Adam Ostrow: The Digital Afterlife

Mashable’s Adam Ostrow asks a big question: What happens to your online personality after you’ve died? Could it … live on?

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Groundviews: Citizen Journalism

June 18, 2011
Groundviews: Citizen Journalism

TED 2011 Fellow Sanjana Hattotuwa describes Groundviews, a citizen journalism website that covers Sri Lankan issues that aren’t covered in mainstream media.

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Deb Roy Discusses Content Feedback Loops

June 16, 2011
Deb Roy Discusses Content Feedback Loops

Deb Roy wired up his house with video cameras to catch every moment of his son’s life, then parsed 90K hours of video to watch “gaaaa” slowly turn into “water.”

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Braille Smart Phones

May 29, 2011
Braille Smart Phones

TED2011 Fellow Sumit Dagar talks through the innovative features of his braille phone.

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