About this talk: Computers have gotten a lot smarter and faster, but only now are they gaining the ability to see, hear, and feel, igniting a whole new generation of interactivity between man and machine. Achin Bhomik demonstrates how the technology is advancing.
Depression, schizophrenia, suicidal feelings—too often, these experiences stay private. These speakers who've struggled with mental illness boldly share their stories, in hopes that others don't feel so alone.
While the actual show will “wow” your attendees, don’t forget all of the small things that make a TEDx experience great. The “TEDx experience” means that every detail of their day feels special. It’s your job to make that happen.
Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive -...
There are critical elements of stage design that will give your speakers confidence in their presentations, and your audience an optimal view — that way, everyone at your event can have the best experience possible.
Moshe Szyf is a pioneer in the field of epigenetics, the study of how living things reprogram their genome in response to social factors like stress and lack of food. His research suggests that biochemical signals passed from mothers to offspring tell the child what kind of world they're going to live in, changing the expression of genes. "DNA i...
Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, "ghostbusters" running through the New York Public Library, and the annual no-pants subway ride. His group, Improv Everywhere, uses these scenes to bring people together.
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness.
Bodacious beats: Kenyan musician, producer and DJ, "Blinky Bill" Sellanga simultaneously brought the house down and the TED audience to their feet with a lively, genre-bending musical performance. “My, oh my,” he sings: “What a wonderful feeling.”
Sexual assault, social media and justice. One night, walking home from London’s Tube, Ione W...