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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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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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