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Living on the outside: Photographer Kitra Cahana documents nomadic cultures from within
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After a childhood spent traveling the world with her rabbinical family, photographer Kitra Cahana found she couldn’t stop. With her camera as her vehicle, she began work as a documentary photographer, shooting for publications like The New York Times and National Geographic. When Cahana is not on assignment, she comes home to a life on the road […]

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Reflections on the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum, from the lead exhibition designer
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A look at the Slurry Wall inside the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. Here, lead exhibition designer Tom Hennes reflects on it opening to the public. Photo: Jin Lee If you watch TED Talks, you know Tom Hennes’ designs well. His firm, Thinc Design, created the stage for the TED conference in Monterey and Long Beach […]

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The Time 100 offers many TED connections
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Time has given its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People of the Year a twist again for 2014 – each person on the list was written about by someone who could just as easily have appeared on it themselves. Below, the many TED connections in this package, both honorees and writers, divided into the categories Titans, […]

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Internet access is a basic human right: A Q&A with Keren Elazari
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Keren Elazari speaks at TED2014. The day she gave her talk, we spoke to her about the shutdown of Twitter in Turkey. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Two weeks ago, hours after Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to “wipe out” Twitter, his government blocked access to the platform across the country. It was just […]

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A TED Talk from artificial intelligence? There’s an XPRIZE for that
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(L-R) Peter Diamandis and Chris Anderson. Photo: Ryan Lash TED invites thinkers from every walk of life to share a compelling idea onstage. And this now includes AIs. During Session 9: Signals, Chris Anderson took the stage along with Peter Diamandis, the founder of the XPRIZE. “We’re here today to join forces and announce the creation of […]

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7 ways to have fun with DNA
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When TED Fellow Gabriel Barcia-Colombo saw an extraction of strawberry DNA for the first time, he was smitten. “I’d never thought about DNA being a beautiful thing before I saw it in this form,” he says in today’s talk, given at the TED Fellows Retreat. Barcia-Colombo was inspired to join the public biotech lab Genspace, […]

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1984 vs. 2014: A comedic showdown
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Maysoon Zayid cracked up the audience at TEDWomen. So for our 30th anniversary, we asked her to reflect on how this year is different than 1984. Photo: Marla Aufmuth By Maysoon Zayid This year TED says goodbye to its roaring twenties and hello to the big 3-O. To celebrate TED’s thirtieth birthday, I’m hopping in […]

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New to the TED2014 speaker lineup…
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TED2014, “The Next Chapter,” is less than a month away, and four new speakers have been added to the program. Here, get to know just a little bit about them. First, Peggy Liu will join session 3, “Reshape,” to talk about how environmentalism is a must in China. But do not expect to hear words […]

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English speakers: OTP needs you too!
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The Open Translation Project brings TED Talks to speakers of 104 languages. Here, a volunteer workshop at TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Ryan Lash The word ‘translate’ means to bring words from one language to another. So you might think that the Open Translation Project — TED’s globe-spanning initiative to bring the ideas from […]

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What’s your $1 million wish for the world? Some amazing ideas
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Who will win this year’s TED Prize? Find out during TED2014. Who will win next year? Well, that’s up to you. Photo: Ryan Lash It’s time to nominate someone for the 2015 TED Prize, a $1 million award to a visionary with a great big idea for creating change in the world. Through Monday, March […]

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Why you may see video view numbers change on some of our talks today
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As you may know, we’re redesigning TED.com. It will be the same TED you love — just a little better and much more able to address the needs of our global, mobile audience. Part of our work in creating TED 2.0 includes reevaluating how we measure things. Especially, video views. “Number of views” is a widely shared […]

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