TED

  • Most Topular Stories

  • A haunted TED Talk? Filmmaker Stewart Thorndike on her new horror film

    TED Blog
    Jessica Gross
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Stewart Thorndike, pictured above, makes horror films about women. Her latest revolves around a “haunted TED Talk” which begins to inspire terrifying events as four women retreat to a country hotel to bond. Writer/director Stewart Thorndike is working on a trio of female-driven horror films — sharp, low-budget psychological thrillers. Her first installment, Lyle, stars Gaby Hoffman as a mother trying to protect her toddler from sinister forces. Thorndike is now running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the second film, Putney, which is billed as being about “a haunted TED…
  • TED: Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream. - Rishi Manchanda (2014)

    Video
    TEDTalks
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air. It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient's life outside the exam room.
  • TED: Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream. - Rishi Manchanda (2014)

    High Definition
    TEDTalks
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air. It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient's life outside the exam room.
  • TED: Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace. - Zak Ebrahim (2014)

    Podcasts
    TEDTalks
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    TED Blog

  • A haunted TED Talk? Filmmaker Stewart Thorndike on her new horror film

    Jessica Gross
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Stewart Thorndike, pictured above, makes horror films about women. Her latest revolves around a “haunted TED Talk” which begins to inspire terrifying events as four women retreat to a country hotel to bond. Writer/director Stewart Thorndike is working on a trio of female-driven horror films — sharp, low-budget psychological thrillers. Her first installment, Lyle, stars Gaby Hoffman as a mother trying to protect her toddler from sinister forces. Thorndike is now running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the second film, Putney, which is billed as being about “a haunted TED…
  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Fotokite! Sergei Lupashin brings aerial photography down to Earth

    Karen Eng
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A stunning image of the stars in the Okavango Delta in South Africa. Sergei Lupashin gave his friend Steve Boyes, also a TED Fellow, a Fotokite to help him capture the landscape from unusual angles. Photo: Courtesy of Steven Boyes With his tethered quadcopter Fotokite, Russian-born inventor Sergei Lupashin plans to put aerial photography and the power of unmanned aerial vehicles in the hands of of journalists, architects and artists. Interestingly, this device was actually inspired by a 2011 protest in Russia. We talked to Lupashin to find out more about this inciting moment, and about…
  • TED Books—now in print!

    tedstaff
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Zak Ebrahim’s “The Terrorist’s Son” is the first TED Book in printed form. Photo: Dian Lofton On the anniversary of September 11, we’re proud to launch an idea that is the deepest possible antidote to terror. It’s the powerful story of Zak Ebrahim, who grew up the son of a terrorist (his father helped plan the 1993 WTC bombing), and chose tolerance over hatred. This idea reaches you in a form that’s new for us: It’s the first in a series of book-talk pairings that allow us to go deeper on our mission. The 9-minute talk astounded the audience at…
  • TEDx takes shape in South Africa, helping communities break barriers

    Morton Bast
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    At TEDxCapeTown, speaker Kirsten Wilkins brings up the hashtag #sorryMadiba. Photo: Courtesy of TEDxCapeTown There are 365 days in a year. So it feels like a telling coincidence that the organizers of both TEDxCapeTown and TEDxJohannesburg—independently organized events in two of the biggest, busiest cities in South Africa—opted to hold their events within a single week. This confluence of timing shows just how powerful the TEDx platform is for creating new dialogues in South Africa, a country that just celebrated the 20th anniversary of the end of apartheid and its first free democratic…
  • Megan Smith named Chief Technology Officer of the US, the politics of Hello Kitty and book selections for dark times

    Kate Torgovnick May
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Megan Smith, now Chief Technology Officer of the United States, talks about the female pioneers of early technology. Photo: Marla Aufmuth Members of the TED community have lots of news to share this week. Some highlights: Megan Smith, a longtime TEDster who boldly stepped onto the TEDWomen 2013 stage to fill in when a speaker lost her voice, has been named the Chief Technology Officer of the United States. “Megan has spent her career leading talented teams and taking cutting-edge technology and innovation initiatives from concept to design to deployment,” said Obama of the Google[x] vice…
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Podcasts

  • TED: Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace. - Zak Ebrahim (2014)

    TEDTalks
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.
  • TED: Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world? - Martin Rees (2014)

    TEDTalks
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    A post-apocalyptic Earth, emptied of humans, seems like the stuff of science fiction TV and movies. But in this short, surprising talk, Lord Martin Rees asks us to think about our real existential risks — natural and human-made threats that could wipe out humanity. As a concerned member of the human race, he asks: What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen?
  • TED: Ziyah Gafić: Everyday objects, tragic histories - Ziyah Gafić (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Ziyah Gafić photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses. But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them have been exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, is photographing every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost. 
  • TED: Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Why lunch ladies are heroes - Jarrett J. Krosoczka (2014)

    TEDTalks
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Children’s book author Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch…and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.
  • TED: Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web - Tim Berners-Lee (2014)

    TEDTalks
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
Log in