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  • Look closer at this collage of flags. You may just find a familiar face

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    Kate Torgovnick May
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:40 am
    Artist Liu Bolin’s latest work, “The Future,” shows him blending into a collage of flags, to raise awareness for the UN’s Global Goals. “I hope that through this work, more people will become aware of how serious the issues we face are,” he said. Photo: Getty Images, courtesy of the UN You might know artist Liu Bolin by his outline. He paints himself to disappear into backgrounds, becoming a ghost-like presence in his images. (Watch his TED Talk, “The invisible man.”) It’s a trick of the eye designed to make a point. In his latest piece, “The…
  • Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream

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    2 Sep 2015 | 8:19 am
    There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet -- accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net.
  • Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream

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    2 Sep 2015 | 8:19 am
    There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet -- accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net.
  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for women

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    1 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    Around the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like access to education, equal pay and the right to vote. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, head of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, which has created more than 2.4 billion social media conversations about a more equal world. She invites us all to join in as allies in our shared humanity.
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  • Look closer at this collage of flags. You may just find a familiar face

    Kate Torgovnick May
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:40 am
    Artist Liu Bolin’s latest work, “The Future,” shows him blending into a collage of flags, to raise awareness for the UN’s Global Goals. “I hope that through this work, more people will become aware of how serious the issues we face are,” he said. Photo: Getty Images, courtesy of the UN You might know artist Liu Bolin by his outline. He paints himself to disappear into backgrounds, becoming a ghost-like presence in his images. (Watch his TED Talk, “The invisible man.”) It’s a trick of the eye designed to make a point. In his latest piece, “The…
  • Remembering Oliver Sacks

    TED Staff
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:09 am
    Oliver Sacks speaking at TED2009. Watch his TED Talk, What hallucination reveals about our minds. Photo: Asa Mathat Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday, August 30, at age 82. He’d announced in February that he was in the final stages of terminal cancer, and wrote a beautiful essay in the New York Times about what that meant to him: Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. Sacks gave a talk in 2009 at TED about visual hallucinations that blind…
  • Advice from a young TED speaker: Start a TED-Ed Club at your school

    Kate Torgovnick May
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    “We kids still dream about perfection. That’s a good thing, because in order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first,” said Adora Svitak on the TED stage in 2010, when she was 12. She’s now a TED-Ed intern, and wishes she’d had TED-Ed Clubs in high school to help her bat around ideas. Photo: James Duncan Davidson/TED If you watch my TED Talk from 2010, you might see a confident 12-year-old, cracking jokes and striding around the stage in glasses that keep sliding down her nose. You won’t see me going home and crying, or starting every page in my…
  • The music of sign language, a computer of water drops: 21 TED Fellows share ideas that swim against the tide

    Kate Torgovnick May
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:55 am
    Meklit Hadero finds inspiration for her music all around her — as she listens to the calls of birds, and to the way human voices rise and fall in pitch. She showed how she shapes these influences into songs in Session 1 of the TED Fellows Retreat. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Tides are strong. They move swiftly, sweeping all toward the shore. But TED Fellows refuse to simply drift with the water. They are innovators, advocates and artists who challenge the status quo and work in the spaces between disciplines. At the second TED Fellows Retreat — held from August 25-28, 2015, and themed…
  • Black Lives Matter: A playlist of powerful StoryCorps interviews

    Kate Torgovnick May
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman took tape recorders into the Ida B. Wells Homes in Chicago to record a week of their lives in 1993. The material became a radio documentary, Ghetto Life 101. Working on it with them showed me the importance of listening to all Americans. Photo: John Brooks, courtesy of StoryCorps Ghetto Life 101 changed my life. I started working on this radio documentary 25 years ago — I gave tape recorders to two kids growing up in the Ida B. Wells Homes in Chicago, one of the most notorious public housing projects in America, and asked them to document a week in their…
 
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  • Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:19 am
    There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet -- accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net.
  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for women

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    Around the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like access to education, equal pay and the right to vote. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, head of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, which has created more than 2.4 billion social media conversations about a more equal world. She invites us all to join in as allies in our shared humanity.
  • Wendy Freedman: This new telescope might show us the beginning of the universe

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    When and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will let us see. Wendy Freedman headed the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in South America; at TEDGlobal in Rio, she shares a bold vision of the discoveries about our universe that the GMT could make possible.
  • Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Modern work -- from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products -- is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together. Meet the new frontier of productivity: cooperation.
  • Robin Murphy: These robots come to the rescue after a disaster

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely -- and help communities return to normal up to three years faster.
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  • Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstream

    2 Sep 2015 | 8:19 am
    There’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet -- accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net.
  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for women

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    Around the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like access to education, equal pay and the right to vote. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, head of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, which has created more than 2.4 billion social media conversations about a more equal world. She invites us all to join in as allies in our shared humanity.
  • Wendy Freedman: This new telescope might show us the beginning of the universe

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    When and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will let us see. Wendy Freedman headed the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in South America; at TEDGlobal in Rio, she shares a bold vision of the discoveries about our universe that the GMT could make possible.
  • Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Modern work -- from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products -- is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together. Meet the new frontier of productivity: cooperation.
  • Robin Murphy: These robots come to the rescue after a disaster

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely -- and help communities return to normal up to three years faster.
 
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  • Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for women

    1 Sep 2015 | 7:51 am
    Around the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like access to education, equal pay and the right to vote. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, head of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, which has created more than 2.4 billion social media conversations about a more equal world. She invites us all to join in as allies in our shared humanity.
  • Manuel Lima: A visual history of human knowledge

    18 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches; other times it grows as a complex and interconnected network. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data -- from languages to dynasties -- using trees and networks of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.
  • Alix Generous: How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she's worked hard for years to learn how to share her thoughts with the world. In this funny, personal talk, she shares her story -- and her vision for tools to help more people communicate their big ideas.
  • Patience Mthunzi: Could we cure HIV with lasers?

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:04 am
    Swallowing pills to get medication is a quick, painless and often not entirely effective way of treating disease. A potentially better way? Lasers. In this passionate talk, TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains her idea to use lasers to deliver drugs directly to cells infected with HIV. It's early days yet, but could a cure be on the horizon?
  • Matt Kenyon: A secret memorial for civilian casualties

    13 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    In the fog of war, civilian casualties often go uncounted. Artist Matt Kenyon, whose recent work memorialized the names and stories of US soldiers killed in the Iraq war, decided he should create a companion monument, to the Iraqi civilians caught in the war's crossfire. Learn how he built a secret monument to place these names in the official record.
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