Culture

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of culture.

Exclusive articles about Culture

The artist is present. Can you see him?

Liu Bolin (TED Talk: The invisible man)  takes the artist statement to another level — by actually disappearing into what he wants to say. Bolin makes some rather bold statemen...

Can prison be a place of redemption?

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. Yes, his is a story of atonement and rehabilitation — but it didn’t always look like things would go that way. As he says in his T...
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Video playlists about Culture

A trip to the museum

6 talks • 1h 22m
Wandering a museum hall can whisk you off to another time, leave you in awe of an artist or teach you something new about our natural world. Enjoy these talks about museums.

How we make choices

7 talks • 2h 16m
Illuminating talks on why some choices are so tough and how we can choose to make better ones. (Or are we in control of our own choices at all?)

11 must-see TED Talks

11 talks • 3h 08m
What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson and Chimamanda Adichie. Find your next favorite talk ...

Life in—and after—prison

7 talks • 1h 13m
More than 2.3 million people in the United States are in prison or jail. Here, talks that speak to the experience of life behind bars—and different perspectives on what can make it a rehabilitating experience.
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TED Books

TED Book: Beware Dangerism!

Beware Dangerism!

The world is no more dangerous than when we were kids, so why don't we let kids take risks? Gever Tulley takes on our media-inflated fears.
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Episode: Identities

Each of us has a sense of who w are, where we come from, and what we believe. But is identity assigned at birth? Shaped by circumstance? Or is it something we choose, that changes over time? In this hour, TED speakers describe their journeys to answer the question: who am I? Listen now