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  • TED: Frans Lanting: Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom - Frans Lanting (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other.
  • A last-minute Halloween costume: Be a TED speaker

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    Emily McManus
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    If you’re trick-or-treating tonight but you haven’t thought about a costume yet — and you have 20 minutes to run to the dollar store — a modest suggestion: be a TED Talks speaker. You’ll need: 1 pack of fuzzy pipe cleaners 1 pack of pompoms or small foam balls 1 sealed pack of 4×6″ index cards 1 large piece of black paper (or a black paper napkin) 1 pack of craft foam sheets or stickers tape and/or glue Bright-colored outfit (no black, please) For ladies, try a statement necklace. No dangly earrings. To make the headset mic: Choose a large pompom or foam ball and affix…
  • TED: Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like - Jeremy Heimans (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of "new power" start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.
  • TED: Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like - Jeremy Heimans (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of "new power" start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.
  • TED: Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era - Pia Mancini (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say.
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  • A last-minute Halloween costume: Be a TED speaker

    Emily McManus
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    If you’re trick-or-treating tonight but you haven’t thought about a costume yet — and you have 20 minutes to run to the dollar store — a modest suggestion: be a TED Talks speaker. You’ll need: 1 pack of fuzzy pipe cleaners 1 pack of pompoms or small foam balls 1 sealed pack of 4×6″ index cards 1 large piece of black paper (or a black paper napkin) 1 pack of craft foam sheets or stickers tape and/or glue Bright-colored outfit (no black, please) For ladies, try a statement necklace. No dangly earrings. To make the headset mic: Choose a large pompom or foam ball and affix…
  • TED Talk data visualized as a flow of words and a sphere of connections

    Kate Torgovnick May
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    This interactive graph shows the most popular words in TED Talk descriptions over time. Click on the image to explore the visualization. Created by: Santiago Ortiz At first glance, the image above may look like an artistic tangle of worms. But it is actually a visualization of the words that appear most often in TED Talk descriptions. Each line corresponds to a word, and its snaking movement shows how its frequency of use has changed over time. Mouse over the word “work” and you can see that the line plateaus in 2007 and 2008, then stairsteps down from there. Meanwhile, the line for the…
  • The economy in 20 short films, what was on that NASA rocket and the Oscars for wildlife photographers

    tedstaff
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The past week brought lots of excitement for members of the TED community. Below, some highlights. Morgan Spurlock’s latest project, “We the Economy,” has a tagline that really explains it best. Billed as “20 short films you can’t afford to miss,” this online series brings together filmmakers and economists to answer big questions about the economy via short films. The series features the work of several TED community members—directors include Jon M. Chu (watch the TED performance, “In the internet age, dance evolves”) and Jehane Noujaim (watch her TED Prize talk, “My…
  • 8 smart strategies TEDx organizers use to find great speakers

    Hailey Reissman
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Talks on science, space and dung beetles. Talks on philosophy, medicine and folding paper towels. Every day, all over the globe, TEDx organizers are tirelessly working to find inventive, ingenious speakers ready to bring talks to life We asked 10 TEDx organizers to share the process behind sourcing great speakers and great talks. Below, 8 pieces of advice that came up again and again: Look for the ideas your community cares about, and then look for the people who can speak on them. What ideas and questions are starting to percolate where you live? Now, do some research on who has…
  • How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too)

    Laura McClure
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. That all changed in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — released a book called How to Think Up and excited the imaginations of his fellow Mad Men. Since 1942, the idea-generation technique that began life in a New York creative firm has grown into the happy kudzu of Silicon Valley startups. Somewhere near Stanford, an introvert cringes every time the idea comes up of sitting in a roomful of colleagues, drawing…
 
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  • TED: Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like - Jeremy Heimans (2014)

    TEDTalks
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of "new power" start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.
  • TED: Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me - Debra Jarvis (2014)

    TEDTalks
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Debra Jarvis had worked as a hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years when she was diagnosed with cancer. And she learned quite a bit as a patient. In a witty, daring talk, she explains how the identity of “cancer survivor” can feel static. She asks us all to claim our hardest experiences, while giving ourselves room to grow and evolve.
  • TED: Frans Lanting: Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom - Frans Lanting (2014)

    TEDTalks
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other.
  • TED: Sergei Lupashin: A flying camera ... on a leash - Sergei Lupashin (2014)

    TEDTalks
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta. Sergei Lupashin demos Fotokite, a nifty new way to see the world from on high, safely and under control.
  • TED: Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law - Kimberley Motley (2014)

    TEDTalks
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
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  • TED: Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like - Jeremy Heimans (2014)

    TEDTalks
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    We can see the power of distributed, crowd-sourced business models every day — witness Uber, Kickstarter, Airbnb. But veteran online activist Jeremy Heimans asks: When does that kind of "new power" start to work in politics? His surprising answer: Sooner than you think. It’s a bold argument about the future of politics and power; watch and see if you agree.
  • TED: Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me - Debra Jarvis (2014)

    TEDTalks
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Debra Jarvis had worked as a hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years when she was diagnosed with cancer. And she learned quite a bit as a patient. In a witty, daring talk, she explains how the identity of “cancer survivor” can feel static. She asks us all to claim our hardest experiences, while giving ourselves room to grow and evolve.
  • TED: Frans Lanting: Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom - Frans Lanting (2014)

    TEDTalks
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other.
  • TED: Sergei Lupashin: A flying camera ... on a leash - Sergei Lupashin (2014)

    TEDTalks
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Let's admit it: aerial photo drones and UAVs are a little creepy, and they come with big regulatory and safety problems. But aerial photos can be a powerful way of telling the truth about the world: the size of a protest, the spread of an oil spill, the wildlife hidden in a delta. Sergei Lupashin demos Fotokite, a nifty new way to see the world from on high, safely and under control.
  • TED: Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law - Kimberley Motley (2014)

    TEDTalks
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
 
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