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With electronic effects, a formidable imagination and his unique voice, Reggie Watts wows audiences with virtuosic performances combining comedy, music and improvisation. The New York Times called Spatial (Watts’ debut Netflix special) “a giddy rush of escapist nonsense” and dubbed Watts “the most influential absurdist in comedy today.” His memoir, Great Falls, MT: Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again, was published in 2023.

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Trailblazers: Notes on Session 7 of TED2024

April 18, 2024

We’re about halfway through TED2024, and Session 7 was a whopper — covering everything from preventative medicine for one of the world’s rare diseases to quantum computing, the future of audio computing and a sprinkle of musical improvisational comedy. The event: Talks from Session 7 of TED2024: The Brave and the Brilliant, hosted by TED’s […]

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Reggie Watts’ virtual reality dance party and more TED news

January 31, 2019

The TED community is busy with new projects and news — below, some highlights. A virtual reality dance party at Sundance. Musician and comedian Reggie Watts and artist Kiira Benzing debuted their new project “Runnin’” at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit. “Runnin’” is an “immersive, interactive music video” backed with a hypnotic techno […]

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Titus Kaphar and Vijay Gupta named MacArthur Fellows, a musical tribute to #MeToo and other TED news

October 16, 2018

As usual, the TED community is busy with new projects and news — here are a few highlights. Meet two newly minted MacArthur “geniuses.” Visual artist Titus Kaphar and violinist Vijay Gupta have been named 2018 MacArthur Fellows! The fellowship, established in 1981, awards $625,000 over the course of five years to individuals of exemplary creative merit, to […]

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