Billie Jean King: “Bobby Riggs — he was the former number one player, he wasn’t just some hacker. He was one of my heroes and I admired him. And that’s the reason I beat him, actually, because I respected him.” She spoke with Pat Mitchell at TEDWomen2015. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED Forty-three years ago this week, the number […]
As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Farewell to Cassini — and here’s to the continuing search for life beyond Earth. In mid-August, PBS released a digital short featuring Carolyn Porco, a planetary scientist and the leader of the imaging team for the Cassini mission to […]
The goal of the TED Residency is to incubate breakthrough projects of all kinds. Our Residents come from many areas of expertise, backgrounds and regions — and when they meet each other, new ideas spark. Here, two new Residents, “chief reading inspirer” Alvin Irby and filmmaker Karen Palmer, meet at the TED office on September […]
A night of TED Talks at The Town Hall theater in Manhattan covered topics ranging from climate change and fake news to the threat AI poses for democracy. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED The advance toward a more connected, united, compassionate world is in peril. Some voices are demanding a retreat, back to a world […]
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Mary Robinson speaks at TEDWomen 2015 at the Monterey Conference Center. Photo: Marla Aufmuth/TED Two years ago, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson graced the TEDWomen stage with a moving talk about why climate change is not only a threat to our environment, but also a threat to the human rights of many poor and […]
In 2014, Sethembile Msezane created a character based on her own Zulu traditions, and posed as her character, silently, in front of a statue of Louis Botha, creating a rich dialogue between South Africa’s colonial, apartheid-era history and her own. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED Sethembile Msezane’s sculptures are not made of clay, granite or […]
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Every year at TEDWomen, we gather to talk about issues that matter, to learn and bond and get energized. This year, we will be reconvening on November 1–3 in New Orleans — and we would love for you, and your amazing perspective and ideas, to join us and become part of this diverse, welcoming group that’s growing […]
Chef and cookbook author Pierre Thiam, left, sits down with food blogger Ozoz Sokoh to talk about the West African rice dish jollof — beloved in Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and around the world. But who makes it best? They spoke during TEDGlobal 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Callie Giovanna / TED Two African cooks walk […]
Pierre Thiam’s fonio sushi recipe wraps chunks of fresh vegetables in a mixture of the ancient fonio grain and sweet potato. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED If you’ve seen Pierre Thiam’s TED Talk about fonio, then you saw that part when he actually handed food out to the audience, yes? For those who didn’t know […]