Pawan Sinha explains how the brain learns to see at TEDIndia 2009. Now, he’s given the backstory to his area of research. Photo: James Duncan Davidson In the most recent issue of Scientific American, Pawan Sinha shares the eye-opening experience that shook his worldview. When riding through the streets of New Delhi one night in […]
Vive les nerds! While the term used to be something of a put-down, meant to mock an excessive interest in math or science, it’s now often used in an almost prideful way to signify a passion for pretty much anything. And that applies to pretty much all of those who end up on the TED […]
A stack of program guides at the TEDGlobal 2013 registration booth, where attendees are streaming in. Check out the full lineup here. Photo: Ryan Lash TEDGlobal 2013, themed “Think Again,” begins today — June 10 — in Edinburgh, Scotland. After an impressive buildout over the weekend, attendees have started streaming in. The first session of […]
Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what This morning’s TED Talk from Andrew Solomon asks a deep question about parents and children. Inspired by his own upbringing, Solomon wondered how parents form bonds with extraordinary children — or, in his words, when the “vertical culture” passed from parent to child is different from the “horizontal culture” […]
A look at the famous TED Bookstore at TED2013. Photo: Michael Brands Books can entertain, sucking you like a tornado into incredible new worlds. Books can teach, giving you a richer understanding of time periods, people and ideas you’ve never been exposed to. But books can do so much more. Lisa Bu: How books can […]
Paola Antonelli is senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. But despite her nearly 20-year tenure at the museum, Antonelli remains resolutely disinterested in relying on the known or the obviously popular. She is always keen to challenge preconceptions of design’s role in everyday life,Paola Antonelli: Why […]
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