Tag: TED

Friday Video: A Futuristic Vision of the Age of Holograms


Explore a speculative digital world without screens in this fanciful demo, a mix of near

Friday Video: This is what happens when you reply to spam email


Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign

The creative act of listening to a talking frog | Kermit The Frog | TEDxJackson


Kermit the Frog is an entertainment icon known worldwide for his appearances on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, as well as a number of feature films. He attributes much of his success to his thirty-five year partnership with Mississippi native and entertainment visionary, Jim Henson. Kermit has received many honors and accolades for his […]

Friday Video: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?


What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous […]

Friday Video: Avi Reichental on What’s next in 3D printing


Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers. (Published on Sep 18, 2014)

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Friday Video: Anita Sarkeesian at TEDxWomen 2012


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Tuesday Tech Tips: Embedding Content in WordPress


Those of you that know me, know I’m a big fan of WordPress. All of

Friday Video: Hackers: the Internet’s immune system


The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a […]

What makes a word “real”?


One could argue that slang words like “hangry,” “defriend” and “adorkable” fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don’t appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those vaulted pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the […]

Friday Video: Edward Snowden @ TED & the NSA response


Published on Mar 18, 2014 Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” […]