About this event: Let’s make a halt, stop and reflect. There is room for improvement. At this Salon, we present some people with ideas on a variety of things. From countryside living to death by powerpoint. Its a matter of adapt and adjust, about thinking and tinkering.
Melissa Marshall has a message for scientists and engineers: Contrary to popular belief, the general public is interested in your work and does want to hear the details of your research. The trick is that you must communicate your ideas clearly, because they will start snoring in their seats if you assault them with a slew of jargon and detail...
Many people feel a burst of inspiration after watching a TED Talk. Some take action by volunteering their time or making a donation. Nigel Gordon, on the other hand, has an individual reaction: He writes songs about TED Talks he loves.
A singer and songwriter, as well as an entrepreneur, Gordon got his introduction to TED when a friend se...
Photos: James Duncan Davidson
John Bohannon and Black Label Movement are not ones for the ordinary.
"Remember that conversation you had as a kid, with your parents, about sex or drugs. It's a myth. We don't talk to kids about that stuff. It's embarrassing."
They emerge on stage, dancing to string music. But this is not a performance...
Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.
Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery -- for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. Sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks through a gorgeous (and often quite funny) slide deck of his work and found images.