tysone + ted   18

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
forsnd  ted  visualization  data 
september 2010 by tysone
Robert Wright on optimism | Video on TED.com
Author Robert Wright explains "non-zero-sumness" -- the network of linked fortunes and cooperation that has guided our evolution to this point -- and how we can use it to help save humanity today.
ted  psychology  evolution  history 
december 2009 by tysone
Jonathan Haidt on the moral roots of liberals and conservatives | Video on TED.com
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.
morality  ted  politics  psychology  ethics  religion 
december 2009 by tysone
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Video on TED.com
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.
success  envy  anxiety  culture  psychology  ted 
december 2009 by tysone
Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration | Video on TED.com
In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
clay_shirky  ted  video  collaboration 
november 2009 by tysone
John Lloyd inventories the invisible | Video on TED.com
Nature's mysteries meet tack-sharp wit in this hilarious, 10-minute mix of quips and fun lessons, as comedian, writer and TV man John Lloyd plucks at the substance of several things not seen.
toquote  ted  video  philosophy  nature  physics 
october 2009 by tysone
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success | Video on TED.com
Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work. “It’s perhaps easier now, than ever before, to make a good living. It’s perhaps harder, than ever before, to stay calm, to be free of career anxiety.”
ted  video  career  failure  happiness  philosophy 
august 2009 by tysone
Evan Williams on listening to Twitter users | Video on TED.com
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
video  twitter  ted  evan_williams 
march 2009 by tysone
Barry Schwartz on our loss of wisdom | Video on TED.com
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
video  culture  psychology  ted  ethics  inspiration  education  wisdom 
march 2009 by tysone
Dan Gilbert researches happiness | Video on TED.com
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong -- a premise he supports with intriguing research
ted  video  psychology  economy  marketing  economics  statistics 
december 2008 by tysone
TED | TEDBlog: A 3-minute fairy tale of mixed emoticons: Rives on TED.com
Slam poet Rives (star of the Bravo special Ironic Iconic America) tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet
typography  ted  video  rives 
october 2008 by tysone
Erin McKean redefines the dictionary | Video on TED.com
Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction? In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation.
video  ted  language  linguistics  lexicography  english 
october 2008 by tysone
James Nachtwey fights XDR-TB | Video on TED.com
Photojournalist James Nachtwey sees his TED Prize wish come true, as we share his powerful photographs of XDR-TB, a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis that's touching off a global medical crisis.
photojournalism  nachtwey  ted 
october 2008 by tysone
David Griffin on how photography connects us | Video on TED.com
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
photography  photojournalism  ted 
august 2008 by tysone
Jonathan Harris collects stories | Video on TED.com
At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers', and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing "We Feel Fine."
visualization  ted  culture  narratives 
august 2008 by tysone
Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web | Video on TED.com
"This is amazing, but we're not amazed." ... The World Wide Web, as we know it, is only 5,000 days old. Now, Kelly asks, how can we predict what's coming in the next 5,000 days?
web  prediction  technology  ted  future 
august 2008 by tysone
TED | Talks | Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight (video)
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness –- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
ted  video  psychology  brain 
may 2008 by tysone
TED | Talks | Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? (video)
Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize -- much less cultivate -- the talents of many brilliant people. "We are educating people out of their creativity."
education  video  ted  inspiration  culture 
february 2008 by tysone

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