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.
09:33 Posted: Jun 2011
Views: 1,318,654 | Comments: 83
16:52 Posted: May 2011
Views: 1,334,467 | Comments: 138
14:41 Posted: May 2011
Views: 658,784 | Comments: 63
09:40 Posted: May 2011
Views: 689,800 | Comments: 93
06:40 Posted: May 2011
Views: 980,030 | Comments: 136
19:50 Posted: Apr 2011
Views: 1,151,631 | Comments: 281
04:10 Posted: Apr 2011
Views: 1,253,545 | Comments: 312
07:49 Posted: Apr 2011
Views: 877,092 | Comments: 156
04:14 Posted: Mar 2011
Views: 1,982,629 | Comments: 267
06:23 Posted: Mar 2011
Views: 1,284,003 | Comments: 226