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http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66Sir Ken RobinsonEducationCreativity,learning,imaginationDo schools kill creativity?Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.TED20060:19:246/27/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/92http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/92Hans RoslingGeographyDebunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seenYou've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."TED20060:19:506/27/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/1http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/1Al GoreScienceClimate15 ways to avert a climate crisisWith the same humor and humanity he exuded in <em>An Inconvenient Truth,</em> Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to inventing a new, hotter "brand name" for global warming.TED20060:16:176/27/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/7http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/7David PogueWhen it comes to tech, simplicity sells<i>New York Times</i> columnist David Pogue takes aim at technology's worst interface-design offenders, and provides encouraging examples of products that get it right. To funny things up, he bursts into song. TED20060:21:266/27/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/53http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/53Majora CarterGreening the ghettoIn an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.TED20060:00:006/27/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/96http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/96Tony RobbinsLeadership/purposeWhy we do what we do, and how we can do it betterTony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.TED20060:21:456/27/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/49http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/49Joshua Prince-RamusDesigning the Seattle Central LibraryArchitect Joshua Prince-Ramus takes the audience on dazzling, dizzying virtual tours of three recent projects: the Central Library in Seattle, the Museum Plaza in Louisville and the Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas.TED20060:19:587/10/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/86http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/86Julia SweeneyPurpose"Letting Go of God" (an excerpt)Julia Sweeney <em>(God Said, "Ha!")</em> performs the first 15 minutes of her 2006 solo show <em>Letting Go of God.</em> When two young Mormon missionaries knock on her door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.TED20060:16:327/10/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/94http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/94Dan DennettA secular, scientific rebuttal to Rick WarrenPhilosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.TED20060:24:457/18/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/71http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/71Rick WarrenLeadership purposeLiving a life of purposePastor Rick Warren, author of <em>The Purpose-Driven Life,</em> reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book's wild success. He explains his belief that God's intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.TED20060:21:027/18/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/54http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/54Cameron SinclairTED Prize wish: Open-source architecture to house the worldAccepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.TED20060:23:347/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/55http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/55Jehane NoujaimTED Prize wish: Unite the world on Pangea Day, a global day of filmIn this hopeful talk, Jehane Noujaim unveils her 2006 TED Prize wish: to bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film.TED20060:25:387/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/58http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/58Larry BrilliantTED Prize wish: Help stop the next pandemicAccepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread. TED20060:25:507/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/65http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/65Jeff HanUnveiling the genius of multi-touch interface designJeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.TED20060:08:478/1/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/41http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/41Nicholas NegroponteInternational Developmentlaptops,mesh-networksThe vision behind One Laptop Per ChildNicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Laboratory, describes how the One Laptop Per Child project will build and distribute the "$100 laptop."TED20060:17:378/1/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/46http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/46Jennifer LinMagical improv from 14-year-old pianistPianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes.TED20040:24:058/8/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/45http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/45Sirena HuangDazzling set by 11-year-old violinistViolinist Sirena Huang gives a technically brilliant and emotionally nuanced performance. In a charming interlude, the 11-year-old praises the timeless design of her instrument. TED20060:24:418/8/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/2http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/2Amy SmithSimple designs that could save millions of childrens' livesFumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.TED20060:15:068/15/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/27http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/27Ross LovegroveThe power and beauty of organic designDesigner Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of "fat-free" design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair. TED20050:19:308/15/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/25http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/25Richard BaraniukEducationConnexions,open,open-learning,open-sourceGoodbye, textbooks; hello, open-source learningRice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.TED20060:18:348/21/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/37http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/37Jimmy WalesHow a ragtag band created WikipediaJimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.TEDGlobal 20050:20:018/21/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/21http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/21Mena TrottHow blogs are building a friendlier worldThe founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.TED20060:16:468/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/87http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/87Ze FrankWhat's so funny about the Web?Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what he's seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.TED20040:18:568/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/64http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/64Eve EnslerFinding happiness in body and soulEve Ensler, creator of <em>The Vagina Monologues,</em> shares how a discussion about menopause with her friends led to talking about all sorts of sexual acts onstage, waging a global campaign to end violence toward women and finding her own happiness.TED20040:20:259/6/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/16http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/16Helen FisherThe science of love, and the future of womenAnthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love -- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.TED20060:23:279/6/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/47http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/47David DeutschWhat is our place in the cosmos?Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.TEDGlobal 20050:19:009/12/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/98http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/98Richard DawkinsThe universe is queerer than we can supposeBiologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our understanding of the universe.TEDGlobal 20050:21:569/12/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/20http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/20Malcolm GladwellBusiness/marketing What we can learn from spaghetti sauceTipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.TED20040:17:309/19/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/29http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/29Steven LevittWhy do crack dealers still live with their moms?<i>Freakonomics</i> author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn't lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you.TED20040:21:159/19/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/93http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/93Barry SchwartzThe paradox of choicePsychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.TEDGlobal 20050:19:379/26/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/97http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/97Dan GilbertPurpose/meaningWhy are we happy? Why aren't we happy?Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned. TED20040:21:169/26/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/39http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/39Aubrey de GreyWhy we age and how we can avoid itCambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.TEDGlobal 20050:22:4510/2/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/12http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/12Eva VertesMy dream about the future of medicineEva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer's.TED20050:18:4910/2/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/79http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/79Iqbal QuadirThe power of the mobile phone to end povertyIqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.TEDGlobal 20050:15:5210/10/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/91http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/91Jacqueline NovogratzInvesting in Africa's own solutionsJacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.TEDGlobal 20050:12:5310/10/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/3http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/3Ashraf GhaniHow to fix broken statesAshraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.TEDGlobal 20050:18:4510/18/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/75http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/75Sasa VucinicWhy a free press is the best investmentA free press -- papers, magazines, radio, TV, blogs -- is the backbone of any true democracy (and a vital watchdog on business). Sasa Vucinic, a journalist from Belgrade, talks about his new fund, which supports media by selling "free press bonds."TEDGlobal 20050:18:0010/18/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/89http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/89Ben SaundersThree things to know before you ski to the North PoleArctic explorer Ben Saunders recounts his harrowing solo ski trek to the North Pole, complete with engaging anecdotes, gorgeous photos and never-before-seen video.TED20050:18:0310/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/4http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/4Burt RutanEntrepreneurs are the future of space flightIn this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off. TED20060:19:3710/25/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/59http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/59BonoTED Prize wish: Join my call to action on AfricaMusician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.TED20050:27:5210/31/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/56http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/56Edward BurtynskyTED Prize wish: Share the story of Earth's manufactured landscapesAccepting his 2005 TED Prize, photographer Edward Burtynsky makes a wish: that his images -- stunning landscapes that document humanity's impact on the world -- help persuade millions to join a global conversation on sustainability.TED20050:34:2510/31/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/57http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/57Robert FischellTED Prize wish: Finding new cures for migraine, depression, malpracticeAccepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.TED20050:26:5010/31/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/22http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/22Michael ShermerWhy people believe strange thingsWhy do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.TED20060:13:2511/8/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/67http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/67Peter DonnellyHow juries are fooled by statisticsOxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.TEDGlobal 20050:21:2011/8/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/19http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/19Kevin KellyHow does technology evolve? Like we didTech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.TED20050:20:0011/14/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/38http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/38Ray KurzweilHow technology's accelerating power will transform usInventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.TED20050:22:5611/14/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/23http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/23Peter GabrielFighting injustice with a videocameraMusician and activist Peter Gabriel shares his very personal motivation for standing up for human rights with the watchdog group WITNESS -- and tells stories of citizen journalists in action.TED20060:14:0812/6/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/10http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/10Dr. Dean OrnishGeographyThe world now eats (and dies) like AmericansStop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined -- and it's mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.TED20060:03:1812/14/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/70http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/70Richard St. JohnSecrets of success in 8 words, 3 minutesWhy do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.TED20050:03:3012/14/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/26http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/26Rives"If I controlled the Internet" (a poem)How many poets could cram eBay, Friendster and Monster.com into 3-minute poem worthy of a standing ovation? Enjoy Rives' unique talent.TEDSalon 20060:04:0712/14/2006
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/62http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/62Bjorn LomborgOur priorities for saving the worldGiven $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first, AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.TED20050:16:411/2/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/36http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/36Robert NeuwirthThe "shadow cities" of the futureRobert Neuwirth, author of <i>Shadow Cities</i>, finds the world's squatter sites -- where a billion people now make their homes -- to be thriving centers of ingenuity and innovation. He takes us on a tour. TEDGlobal 20050:14:031/2/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/69http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/69Wade DavisGeographyCultures at the far edge of the worldWith stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.TED20030:22:011/9/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/34http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/34Phil BorgesDocumenting our endangered culturesPhotographer Phil Borges shows rarely seen images of people from the mountains of Dharamsala, India, and the jungles of the Ecuadorean Amazon. In documenting these endangered cultures, he intends to help preserve them.TED20060:18:351/9/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/68http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/68Robert WrightHow cooperation (eventually) trumps conflictAuthor Robert Wright explains "non-zero-sumness" -- the network of linked fortunes and cooperation that has guided our evolution to this point -- and how we can use it to help save humanity today.TED20060:19:111/17/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/42http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/42Sir Martin ReesEarth in its final century?Speaking as both an astronomer and "a concerned member of the human race," Sir Martin Rees examines our planet and its future from a cosmic perspective. He urges action to prevent dark consequences from our scientific and technological development.TEDGlobal 20050:17:261/17/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/63http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/63Charles LeadbeaterThe rise of the amateur professionalIn this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies can't.TEDGlobal 20050:19:011/31/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/61http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/61Steven JohnsonA guided tour of the Ghost MapAuthor Steven Johnson takes us on a 10-minute tour of <i>The Ghost Map</i>, his book about a cholera outbreak in 1854 London and the impact it had on science, cities and modern society.TEDSalon 20060:10:031/31/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/60http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/60Anna Deavere SmithAmerican HistoryFour American charactersWriter and actor Anna Deavere Smith gives life to author Studs Terkel, convict Paulette Jenkins, a Korean shopkeeper and a bull rider, excerpts from her solo show "On the Road: A Search for American Character."TED20050:23:052/9/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/24http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/24PilobolusA performance merging dance and biologyTwo Pilobolus dancers perform "Symbiosis." Does it trace the birth of a relationship? Or the co-evolution of symbiotic species? Music: "God Music," George Crumb; "Fratres," Arvo Part; "Morango…Almost a Tango," Thomas Oboe Lee.TED20050:13:452/9/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/90http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/90Neil GershenfeldThe beckoning promise of personal fabricationMIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.TED20060:17:182/19/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/48http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/48Saul GriffithHardware solutions to everyday problemsInventor and MacArthur fellow Saul Griffith shares some innovative ideas from his lab -- from "smart rope" to a house-sized kite for towing large loads.TED20060:14:292/19/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/73http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/73Carl HonoreSlowing down in a world built for speedJournalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.TEDGlobal 20050:19:152/28/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/85http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/85Bill ClintonTED Prize wish: Let's build a health care system in RwandaAccepting the 2007 TED Prize, Bill Clinton asks for help in bringing health care to Rwanda -- and the rest of the world.TED20070:24:074/3/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/83http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/83E.O. WilsonTED Prize wish: Help build the Encyclopedia of LifeAs E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere -- and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world's knowledge about life. TED20070:22:354/3/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/84http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/84James NachtweyTED Prize wish: Share a vital story with the worldAccepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life's work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era. TED20070:21:564/3/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/78http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/78Al SeckelYour brain is badly wired -- enjoy it! Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it.TED20040:14:334/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/74http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/74Alex SteffenInspired ideas for a sustainable futureWorldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity's ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.TEDGlobal 20050:17:344/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/5http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/5Chris BangleGreat cars are ArtAmerican designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining -- and ultimately moving -- account of the BMW Group's Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.TED20020:20:044/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/6http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/6Craig VenterA voyage of DNA, genes and the seaGenomics pioneer Craig Venter takes a break from his epic round-the-world expedition to talk about the millions of genes his team has discovered so far in its quest to map the ocean's biodiversity.TED20050:16:514/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/9http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/9Dean KamenRolling along, helping students and the third worldInventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries). TED20020:20:074/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/40http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/40Frans LantingA lyrical view of life on EarthIn this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.TED20050:16:174/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/14http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/14Golan LevinThe truly soft side of softwareEngineer and artist Golan Levin pushes the boundaries of what's possible with audiovisuals and technology. In an amazing TED display, he shows two programs he wrote to perform his original compositions.TED20040:14:534/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/35http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/35James WatsonThe double helix and today's DNA mysteriesNobel laureate James Watson opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and his research partner, Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA.TED20050:20:114/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/11http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/11Jane GoodallWhat separates us from the apes?Jane Goodall hasn't found the missing link, but she's come closer than nearly anyone else. The primatologist says the only real difference between humans and chimps is our sophisticated language. She urges us to start using it to change the world.TED20020:27:254/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/18http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/18Janine Benyus12 sustainable design ideas from natureIn this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.TED20050:23:194/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/80http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/80Juan EnriquezDecoding the future with genomicsScientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. Here, he applies this notion to the field of genomics.TED20030:22:204/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/44http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/44Nick BostromHumanity's biggest problems aren't what you think they areOxford philosopher and transhumanist Nick Bostrom examines the future of humankind and asks whether we might alter the fundamental nature of humanity to solve our most intrinsic problems.TEDGlobal 20050:16:524/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/81http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/81Nora York"What I Want"Nora York gives a stunning performance of her song "What I Want," with Jamie Lawrence (keyboards), Steve Tarshis (guitar) and Arthur Kell (bass). TEDSalon 20060:04:364/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/43http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/43Paul BennettDesign is in the detailsShowing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.TEDGlobal 20050:14:104/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/28http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/28Seth GodinBusiness/marketingdifferentiationSliced bread and other marketing delightsIn a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.TED20030:17:014/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/77http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/77Sheila PatekMeasuring the fastest animal on earthBiologist Sheila Patek talks about her work measuring the feeding strike of the mantis shrimp, one of the fastest movements in the animal world, using video cameras recording at 20,000 frames per second.TED20040:16:254/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/50http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/50Stefan SagmeisterYes, design can make you happyGraphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments of his life that made him happy -- and notes how many of these moments have to do with good design.TED20040:15:304/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/76http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/76Susan Savage-RumbaughApes that write, start fires and play Pac-ManSavage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.TED20040:17:254/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/31http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/31Thom MayneArchitecture is a new way to connect to the worldArchitect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he's created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.TED20050:20:404/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/32http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/32Vik MunizArt with wire, thread, sugar, chocolateVik Muniz makes art from pretty much anything, be it shredded paper, wire, clouds or diamonds. Here he describes the thinking behind his work and takes us on a tour of his incredible images.TED20030:14:514/5/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/101http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/101Caroline LavelleA cello performance that casts a spellCaroline Lavelle plays the cello like a sorceress casting a spell, occasionally hiding behind her wild mane of blond hair as she sings of pastoral themes. She performs "Farther than the Sun," backed by Thomas Dolby on keyboards.TED20050:07:394/6/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/102http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/102Dan DennettCan we know our own minds?Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us.TED20030:21:484/6/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/103http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/103Evelyn GlennieHow to listen to music with your whole bodyIn this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.TED20030:32:094/6/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/99http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/99Jill SobuleA happy song about global warmingA happy song about global warming, from Jill Sobule.TED20060:02:434/6/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/104http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/104William McDonoughThe wisdom of designing Cradle to CradleGreen-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time." TED20050:20:054/6/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/105http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/105Jeff BezosAfter the gold rush, there's innovation aheadThe dot-com boom and bust is often compared to the Gold Rush. But Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos says it's more like the early days of the electric industry.TED20030:17:114/9/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/108http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/108RivesA mockingbird remix of TED2006Rives recaps the most memorable moments of TED2006 in the free-spirited rhyming verse of a fantastical mockingbird lullaby.TED20060:04:114/9/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/110http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/110Eddi Reader"Kiteflyer's Hill"Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "Kiteflyer's Hill," a tender look back at a lost love. With Thomas Dolby on piano.TED20030:06:184/14/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/109http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/109Eddi Reader, Thomas Dolby"What You Do With What You've Got"Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "What You Do With What You've Got," a meditation on a very TED theme: how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference. With Thomas Dolby on piano.TED20030:05:124/14/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/112http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/112Rev. Tom HoneyHow could God have allowed the tsunami?In the days following the tragic South Asian tsunami of 2004, the Rev. Tom Honey pondered the question, "How could a loving God have done this?" Here is his answer.TED20050:19:324/16/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/113http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/113Richard DawkinsAn atheist's call to armsRichard Dawkins urges all atheists to openly state their position -- and to fight the incursion of the church into politics and science. A fiery, funny, powerful talk. TED20020:29:104/16/2007
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/115http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/115Thomas Dolby, Rachelle Garniez"La Vie en Rose"Featuring the vocals and mischievous bell-playing of accordionist and singer Rachelle Garniez, the TED House Band -- led by Thomas Dolby on keyboard -- delivers this delightful rendition of the Edith Piaf standard "La Vie en Rose."TED20040:03:214/16/2007
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