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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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Look closer at this collage of flags. You may just find a familiar face

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Remembering Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday, August 30, at age 82. He’d announced in February that he was in ...

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Advice from a young TED speaker: Start a TED-Ed Club at your school

If you watch my TED Talk from 2010, you might see a confident 12-year-old, cracking jokes and striding around the stage ...

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The music of sign language, a computer of water drops: 21 TED Fellows share ideas that swim against the tide

Tides are strong. They move swiftly, sweeping all toward the shore. But TED Fellows refuse to simply drift with the ...

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Black Lives Matter: A playlist of powerful StoryCorps interviews

Ghetto Life 101 changed my life. I started working on this radio documentary 25 years ago — I gave tape recorders to two ...

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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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