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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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Orphans of the narrative: Bosnian photographer Ziyah Gafić documents the aftermath of war

Bosnian photojournalist Ziyah Gafić photographs the aftermath of conflict. (Watch his TED Talk, “Everyday objects, tragic histories.”) In his most ...

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Liu Bolin turns friends into money, a solar cell from recycled car batteries, and fascinating looks at race in America

As always, many members of the TED community have been popping in the news this week. Below, some highlights. Liu ...

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Unbelievable stats from our project to “clean” every video file

A while back, we told you about a big initiative underway in the TED office: Project Cleans. Essentially, we are ...

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A filmmaker dives into Sylvia Earle’s underwater world in the doc Mission Blue

Fisher Stevens produced The Cove, the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary about dubious Japanese dolphin-hunting practices, and his latest film takes him back ...

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How to take care of pet jellyfish

Last year, we in the TED office successfully raised an ant farm. So this year, we thought we were ready ...

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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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