TED has always loved a good creation story. No matter the scale -- kitchen, continent, or solar system -- invention grants us access to the frontiers of our understanding.
Legendary designer Philippe Starck's lively ruminations on his own creative process suggest how the patterns of a civilization might affect, say, the design of a citrus juicer. Jan Chipchase investigates the worldwide impact of mobile phones -- and the impact of culture on next-generation mobile technology. Explorer and adventurer Bill Stone, meanwhile, fires up a rapt audience with his ambitious plan to harvest energy from the moon.
Copyright lawyer Larry Lessig gives a brief history of creative freedom and copyright, and talks about how contemporary copyright law could strangle future artistic invention and interpretation. William Kamkwamba tells how he built a windmill from scrap metal when he was 14 years old. And Amy Smith shares her transformative low-tech tools for saving life in the developing world.
09:04 Posted: Sep 2014
Views: 1,599,377 | Comments: 64
11:40 Posted: Nov 2013
Views: 833,513 | Comments: 97
08:28 Posted: Nov 2013
Views: 1,375,150 | Comments: 151
15:40 Posted: Sep 2013
Views: 2,133,007 | Comments: 398
07:15 Posted: May 2013
Views: 1,829,247 | Comments: 336
07:20 Posted: Mar 2013
Views: 1,313,586 | Comments: 221
13:57 Posted: Jan 2013
Views: 822,021 | Comments: 291
05:13 Posted: Dec 2012
Views: 1,331,844 | Comments: 120
11:05 Posted: Aug 2012
Views: 919,264 | Comments: 90
14:08 Posted: Jul 2012
Views: 535,405 | Comments: 67