At age 12, Martin Pistorius fell into a coma, and spent 13 years locked inside his body, unable to communicate -- until a caregiver noticed his eyes responded to her. His book "Ghost Boy" tells his story.
Ecologist Lian Pin Koh makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife. These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, says, "I hope to one day perform live music on the moon. Perhaps if all goes according to plan, we can make a TED Talk out of it!" We eagerly await this event. Until then, here are his favorite talks.
Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. "When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling," she says. She has a name for this feeling: The hum. The hum is a drug, the hum is music, the hum is G...
About this event: The event’s main purpose is to unleash the audience with a more opened and multilateral attitude about issues that are currently in a great public demand by sharing our guest speakers’ fascinating ideas. The program will deliver unseen perspectives of the “old” issues that people might not know about or still attract lots of attention. TEDxHoank...
Event details: Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam · August 24, 2013
About this event: Can you believe what your eyes see? Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? Optical illusions deceive our eyes leaving us wondering what it is we really saw. Join us as we watch several TED Talks on optical illusions, magic tricks and death-defying feats. All for free! Limited to 100 attendees.
Event details: Sunnyvale, California, United States · July 21, 2015
One hundred green-eyed logicians have been imprisoned on an island by a mad dictator. Their only hope for freedom lies in the answer to one famously difficult logic puzzle. Can you solve it? Alex Gendler walks us through this green-eyed riddle. [Directed by Artrake Studio, narrated by Addison Anderson].
About this event: TEDxAizuwakamatsu has chosen its theme “Open your eyes.”
Enlarge your horizon towards the world, and find a new form of Aizuwakamatsu City together.
Researchers have said that "90% of the image that is visible to our eyes is fixed within our brain".
In other words, the world that you are watching now is formed by the ideas within yourselves.
Event details: 会津若松市, Hukusima, Japan · September 18, 2016
About this event: It’s about possibility. It’s about courage. It’s about chance. It’s about one simple question that advances, creates, ignites. Meet 14 people who will surprise, delight, educate, and open our eyes to what is possible when we ask, “What if?...”
Event details: Manhattan Beach, California, United States · November 5, 2016
Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come by? TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous demos a smartphone app and cheap hardware that might help.
About this event: What does our world look like through the eyes of someone else. What can be learned from another person's experience. In this year's TEDxYouth@Conejo, high school students tell stories from home and abroad.
Event details: Newbury Park, California, United States · March 6, 2016
In this short, provocative talk, financier Sangu Delle questions whether microfinance — small loans to small entrepreneurs -- is the best way to drive growth in developing countries. "We seem to be fixated on this romanticized idea that every poor person in Africa is an entrepreneur,” he says. "Yet, my work has taught me that most people want jo...
Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono "embraces his inner nerd" and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.
About this event: TEDxChiangMai 2019 “Shake and shift" - TEDxChiangMai 2019 "เขย่าความคิด - ปรับเปลี่ยนมุมอง" ---September 7 (Saturday). TEDxChiangMai 2019 “Shake and shift (through the eyes of women)” was held at the Northern Science Park (NSP), Chiang Mai University.
Event details: Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand · September 7, 2019
Mike Cahill’s new film I Origins is technically science fiction. But the technology in it is firmly rooted in reality.
A mind-twister of the highest order, I Origins tells the story of a molecular biologist, Ian (played by Michael Pitt), who studies the iris of the eye, a part that is unique for every individual. His lab partner makes a s...
About this event: Diversified eyes, experiences, and multidisciplinary approach of the key steps to disruption and change for tomorrow's world. Violon, dance, singers, medical imaging, neurosciences, paleopathology, the role of the clown, education, leadership, overcoming the challenges whatever your physical or professional situation..
Event details: Aix en Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France · May 9, 2014
Asking for help is tough. But to get through life, you have to do it all the time. So how do you get comfortable asking? In this actionable talk, social psychologist Heidi Grant shares four simple rules for asking for help and getting it -- while making the process more rewarding for your helper, too.
Tony Wyss-Coray studies the impact of aging on the human body and brain. In this eye-opening talk, he shares new research from his Stanford lab and other teams which shows that a solution for some of the less great aspects of old age might actually lie within us all.
About this event: Hi Guys!
If you don’t know me, I’m Jess Walia, and I’m part of the Senior Class of 2013 at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, CA! I’m getting to do something really amazing this November, and I want everybody who can to be a part of the experience. It’s called TEDxYouth@ElectricAvenue.
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Event details: Venice, California, United States · November 18, 2012
Debra Jarvis had worked as a hospital chaplain for nearly 30 years when she was diagnosed with cancer. And she learned quite a bit as a patient. In a witty, daring talk, she explains how the identity of “cancer survivor” can feel static. She asks us all to claim our hardest experiences, while giving ourselves room to grow and evolve.
India's revolutionary Aravind Eye Care System has given sight to millions. Thulasiraj Ravilla looks at the ingenious approach that drives its treatment costs down and quality up, and why its methods should trigger a re-think of all human services.