TED talks

Art

Explore Artist Simon Denny's Absurdist Vision of Silicon Valley

Simon Denny's installations at MoMA PS1 create an unflinchingly faithful and thus deeply confounding portrayal of the tech industry.
Arthur Holland Michel at VICE
4.15.15
Stuff

TED Talks Aren't Making My Generation Smart – They're Making Us Stupid

I haven't had an independent thought in years. Sometimes, I forget my own name.
David Whelan
11.27.14
Stuff

Humans Have Become Too Good at Lying

From politicians to criminals, relationships to media relations, we're all liars living in a lying world. But how much do we care?
Morwenna Ferrier
11.19.14
Stuff

'Effective Altruists' Are a New Type of Nice Person

These young rationalists are taking high-paid jobs and giving away their salaries.
Huw Oliver
10.6.14
Stuff

My Father Was a Terrorist

I spoke to Zak Ebrahim, whose dad helped to mastermind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
Tom Breakwell
9.15.14
Stuff

TED Talk Parodies Are Now Lamer than TED Talks

We already know the TED Talk tropes, from the aggro-dudes, to the overly maudlin family stories, and the form just endures. Rehashing what's wrong with the lame ones is a waste of everyone's time.
Julia Prescott
7.9.14
Art

Beginner's Luck? Data Researcher Sells His First Piece Of Art To The Whitney

TED Fellow, Jean-Baptiste Michel, says "I really consider this a very direct consequence of my being a TED Fellow." So modest!
Zach Sokol
4.18.14
Film

Timelapses Of Microscopic Nature, In All Its Stunning (And Disgusting) Glory

Louie Schwartzberg's recent TED Talk gets really up-close-and-personal with nature (we're talking snail tongues...)
Zach Sokol
4.10.14
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue

20 Best TED Talks

Because no one has time to sort through them all.
Sean Tejaratchi
3.24.14
Art

The TED Conference's Centerpiece Sculpture Is A Living Artwork That Responds To Nature

Janet Echelman's shape-shifting, "Skies Painted With Unnumbered Sparks," parallels the diverse speakers at the 30th TED.
Zach Sokol
3.17.14
Art

Pass On The Snacks, A DNA Vending Machine Now Exists

Put your money in the box, leave with someone else's DNA.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.6.14
Music

Mark Applebaum Reveals Fantastical Interpretations Of Musical Instruments And Notations

<p>In this engaging <span class="caps">TED</span> Talk, the &#8220;Mad Scientist of Music&#8221; shares some of his most out-of-the-box innovations.</p>
Abdullah Saeed
8.7.12
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