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  • How business can stay ahead of the curve in the age of data: Report from TED@BCG

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    Emily McManus
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Karin Nilsdotter posits an intriguing idea at TED@BCG: “I believe the space is the next business frontier.” Photo: Wolfram Scheible/TED Tuesday morning in the former East Berlin, the midcentury Kosmos cinema hummed with new ideas on business, technology and self, at an event called TED@BCG. The event was produced by TED Institute, a project that embeds within organizations and companies to help employees develop their ideas. Several hundred BCG’ers and guests filled the main hall for a day of surprising talks hosted by Bruno Giussani. It was, Giussani said, “the first…
  • TED: Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think - Marc Abrahams (2014)

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    TEDTalks
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science -- and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.
  • TED: Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think - Marc Abrahams (2014)

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    24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science -- and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.
  • TED: Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era - Pia Mancini (2014)

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    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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  • How business can stay ahead of the curve in the age of data: Report from TED@BCG

    Emily McManus
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Karin Nilsdotter posits an intriguing idea at TED@BCG: “I believe the space is the next business frontier.” Photo: Wolfram Scheible/TED Tuesday morning in the former East Berlin, the midcentury Kosmos cinema hummed with new ideas on business, technology and self, at an event called TED@BCG. The event was produced by TED Institute, a project that embeds within organizations and companies to help employees develop their ideas. Several hundred BCG’ers and guests filled the main hall for a day of surprising talks hosted by Bruno Giussani. It was, Giussani said, “the first…
  • Art that floats: A TED Fellow plans an immersive experience on a boat

    Karen Eng
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In Floating Peep Show, audiences were ferried across the San Francisco Bay to four sailboats rafted together, where they paid to watch live performances in the hulls. Photo: Constance Hockaday Constance Hockaday makes large-scale installations on open water. Identifying as a Chilean-American queer artist, Hockaday creates spaces that celebrate creative freedom and counterculture communities while defying gentrification. Take the Floating Peep Show — in which out-of-work drag queens and exotic dancers performed in the hulls of sailboats in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Now,…
  • 8 ideas for the future of cities

    Natasha Scripture
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable. This week, The City2.0 website evolves. On the relaunched TEDCity2.org, you’ll find great talks on topics like housing, education and food, and how they relate to life in the bustling metropolis. You’ll find video explorations of 10 award-winning local projects that received funding through this TED Prize wish, and resources for those hoping to spark change in their own cities. The site will also be the…
  • Badminton birdies, floppy disks and old toys become art — and connections — in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Hailey Reissman
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    This resident of Chiang Mai, Thailand, filled a bag with colorful puff balls for a project designed to connect members of the community. Photo: TEDxChiangMai In the days before their event in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the team at TEDxChiangMai spent a large chunk of their time collecting stuff. All kinds of stuff — the quirky, the old, the new, the unwanted, the loved and the thoroughly weird — that could be used for a collaborative art project on the big day. They found people at their workplaces, shops, studios, and homes and asked them to contribute in the spirit connecting the city. The…
  • 10 weird things I accidentally learned about New York

    Thu-Huong Ha
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town! Here’s one of my favorite images of it, created by George Schlegel lithographers in 1873, while the Brooklyn Bridge was under construction. Image: Wikipedia New York is a playground of absurdity. I’ve lived here on and off for the past decade. Since I ate my first workday lunch in a “park” in downtown Manhattan, I’ve been blindly accepting everyone’s inexplicable behavior in this city, not least of all the block-long cronut line I pass on my way to work every morning. So when I started curating the speaker program for…
 
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  • TED: Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think - Marc Abrahams (2014)

    TEDTalks
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science -- and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.
  • TED: Fabien Cousteau: What I learned from spending 31 days underwater - Fabien Cousteau (2014)

    TEDTalks
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. Cousteau the younger lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. In a charming talk he brings his wondrous adventure to life.
  • TED: Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - Joy Sun (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
  • TED: Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it - Fred Swaniker (2014)

    TEDTalks
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
  • TED: Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - Susan Etlinger (2014)

    TEDTalks
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
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  • TED: Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think - Marc Abrahams (2014)

    TEDTalks
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science -- and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.
  • TED: Fabien Cousteau: What I learned from spending 31 days underwater - Fabien Cousteau (2014)

    TEDTalks
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. Cousteau the younger lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. In a charming talk he brings his wondrous adventure to life.
  • TED: Joy Sun: Should you donate differently? - Joy Sun (2014)

    TEDTalks
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
  • TED: Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it - Fred Swaniker (2014)

    TEDTalks
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk the entrepreneur and TED Fellow looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
  • TED: Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data? - Susan Etlinger (2014)

    TEDTalks
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
 
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