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Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.
Tuesday at 3:00 PM
In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.
Monday at 3:23 PM
If you're lucky enough to live without want, it's a natural impulse to help others in need. But, asks philosopher Peter Singer, what's the most effective way to give charitably? He talks through some surprising thought experiments to help you balance emotion and practicality -- and make the biggest impact with whatever you can share.
Fri May 17, 2013 at 3:03 PM
It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers -- not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.
Thu May 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.
Wed May 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Can a person disappear in plain sight? That?s the question Liu Bolin?s remarkable work seems to ask. The Beijing-based artist is sometimes called ?The Invisible Man? because in nearly all his art, Bolin is front and center ? and completely unseen. He aims to draw attention to social and political issues by dissolving into the background.
Tue May 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we?re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we?ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it?s unfamiliar. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)
Mon May 13, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn?t mean you can?t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.
Fri May 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Thu May 9, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn?t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of ?grit? as a predictor of success.