Laurel Braitman Reads Pets’ Minds: The author of “Animal Madness” explores the psychology of animals and explains how they are just as much individuals as humans are

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Senior TED fellow and science historian Laurel Braitman delivered one of the most engaging talks at TED’s 2014 conference. Her topic? Animal psychology…

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TED 2014: Earth and Space: A closer look at Planet Labs’ earth mapping project and the Large Synoptic Sky Survey

TED 2014: Earth and Space


In years past, the topic of space has remained a constant theme at TED conferences, and at last week’s 30th anniversary series of talks in Vancouver, BC, the expansive and always awe-inspiring topic remained on the table. While much talk has centered around a certain legendary singing Canadian astronaut,…

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TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks: Five fledgling projects from the annual event, held this year in Vancouver

TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks


Earlier this week, we had the privilege to witness the fifth anniversary of the TED Fellows program, one that traditionally kicks off the week of TED with a boom. While last year brought the greater creative community to…

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Aerial Sculpture in Vancouver

Alors que nous avons déjà pu parler de ses oeuvres, Janet Echelman a réalisé à Vancouver une sculpture aérienne imaginée en collaboration avec l’artiste Aaron Koblin, directeur créatif au Creative Lab de Google. Cette création a été dévoilée le 15 Mars à l’occasion du 30e anniversaire de la conférence TED à Vancouver.

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Cooper-Hewitt Celebrates National Design Awards: Highlights from Winners’ Panel

It’s National Design Week, and tonight the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate the winners of the 2013 National Design Awards with a ceremony and dinner at Pier Sixty in New York. Special guests including Tom Wolfe, Al Gore, and Kurt Andersen will be on hand to present the winners with their coveted glass asterisks, while the delightful Todd Oldham will announce the winner of this year’s People’s Design Award. We sent writer Nancy Lazarus to the National Design Awards Winners’ Panel, held at Parsons The New School for Design.

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Richard Saul Wurman (center) moderates a discussion among NDA winners. Pictured from left, Tiya Gordon, Paula Scher, Gadi Amit, and Mike Femia. (Photos: Angela Jimenez)

Four of this year’s National Design Award winners appeared at a Tuesday evening panel moderated by Richard Saul Wurman, TED founder and 2012 lifetime achievement award winner. Topics encompassed winners’ early career experiences, current projects, and the award’s impact. Below are selected comments from each winning designer or firm.

Paula Scher, principal at Pentagram (communications design):
• “It’s a big deal that the U.S. government honors design, and it’s important to society. If the accolade is a seal of approval, that’s fantastic, but the next day, business is still business.”
• “At Pentagram we’re independent minded designers, there are no strategists. We establish direct client relationships using analogies and entertainment.”
• “With my hobby, large-scale paintings of maps, I use information to create the spirit of a place. It’s the antidote to my design life where I create corporate communications identities.”
• “During my earlier experience creating graphic design for music covers/albums, I learned about the relationship with the public. My work at Pentagram is still largely connected to entertainment, and much of the identity work is focused on making design accessible.”
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Cool Hunting Takes Off on Delta Air Lines : Our videos are now available as inflight entertainment on Delta flights

Cool Hunting Takes Off on Delta Air Lines


A funny thing happened while visiting Delta’s Photon Shower at this year’s TED conference. As we were waiting to experience the jetlag-fighting light therapy concept we crossed the path of Bob Kupbens, Vice President…

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TEDx Taipei 2013

Le studio Bito TV a imaginé cette superbe vidéo d’animation d’une grande fraîcheur pour la conférence TEDx qui aura lieu à TaiPei les 28 et 29 septembre 2013. Une création reprenant visuellement les 6 thèmes abordés durant cet évènement à découvrir en vidéo dans la suite de l’article.

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First Taste

Matt Gilmour a réalisé pour l’agence australienne de Saatchi & Saachi en collaboration avec Heckler, cette vidéo « First Taste » dans le cadre du TED Sydney 2013. Elle propose de découvrir les réactions en slow-motion de différents enfants après avoir mangé des aliments pour la première fois.

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Sheryl Connelly’s 2013 TED Notes : Conference veteran and Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly shares her brilliantly illustrated synopsis

Sheryl Connelly's 2013 TED Notes


Each year we travel to Long Beach, CA for TED and each year, though armed with inspiration anew, we’d leave with scattered notes—hammered out on an iPad or illegibly scribbled alongside speaker bios in the TED program—that hardly do justice to the…

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Sheryl Connelly’s 2013 TED Notes : Conference veteran and Ford futurist Sheryl Connelly shares her brilliantly illustrated synopsis

Sheryl Connelly's 2013 TED Notes


Each year we travel to Long Beach, CA for TED and each year, though armed with inspiration anew, we’d leave with scattered notes—hammered out on an iPad or illegibly scribbled alongside speaker bios in the TED program—that hardly do justice to the…

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