TED talks

deadly colors

This Is the World’s Deadliest Color

A TED-Ed mini-documentary explains the history of poison pigments.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.23.17
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

Artist Simon Denny's Absurdist Vision of Silicon Valley

Where fine art, Silicon Valley, and a Genius-sponsored IRL 'annotation battle' at MoMA PS1 collide.
Arthur Holland Michel
4.14.15
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
11.28.14
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' Want to Be Nice in the Most Efficient Way Possible

Charity shouldn't begin at home, they say—it should begin wherever money will do the most amount of good.
Huw Oliver
10.6.14
Stuff

My Father Was a Terrorist

I spoke to Zak Ebrahim, whose dad helped 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
7.8.14
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

Readers Poll of the 20 Best TED Talks

we asked our readers to submit their picks for the 20 most informative, provocative, and inspiring TED Talks.
Sean Tejaratchi
3.25.14
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
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