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A TED2012, we celebrated the reinvention of the art of spoken word, and nudged it a further step forward -- through the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

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The joy and agony of translating song lyrics

By Kate Torgovnick May and Krystian Aparta Music is, supposedly, the universal language. So why, then, do so many songs ...

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Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!

By Baratunde Thurston So, you might know me. I ran the digital side of The Onion for a long time; ...

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A haunted TED Talk? Filmmaker Stewart Thorndike on her new horror film

Writer/director Stewart Thorndike is working on a trio of female-driven horror films — sharp, low-budget psychological thrillers. Her first installment, ...

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Fotokite! Sergei Lupashin brings aerial photography down to Earth

With his tethered quadcopter Fotokite, Russian-born inventor Sergei Lupashin plans to put aerial photography and the power of unmanned aerial ...

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TED Books—now in print!

On the anniversary of September 11, we’re proud to launch an idea that is the deepest possible antidote to terror. ...

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What is Full Spectrum?

We're in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word. The surprising spread of talks online and the explosion of TEDx events around the globe are testament to that.

Full Spectrum is a term we've adapted to mean the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

Cities have been producing chains of collaborative creativity since Plato and Socrates bickered on a street corner.
Ed Glaeser, in Session 7: The City
Be nice to nerds.
Regina Dugan of DARPA
The big difference between human hapiness and sadness is 37 freaking vibrations [per second].
Michael Tilson Thomas, on music

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