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And what she found -- as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book -- wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk.
Katharine Wilkinson is transforming how we see and relate to the earth. As a writer and messenger, she brings humanity and heart to the challenge of climate change and invites us to be awake, aware and active participants in the community of life. Writer, artist and designer, theorist and community builder, Howard Rheingold is one of the driving minds behind our net-enabled, open, collaborative life.
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It begins with a countdown. A woman goes into labor as the clock ticks towards midnight. Across India, people wait for the declaration of independence after nearly years of British rule. At the stroke of midnight, an infant and two new nations are born in perfect synchronicity.
These events form the foundation of "Midnight's Children.
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Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale.
NOTE: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim stepped down as president of Mauritius in March , following accusations that she misused a credit card given to her by a nonprofit. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was an academic and entrepreneur before being appointed president of Mauritius -- the first Muslim female h One of the premiere writers of his generation, Korean novelist Young-ha Kim weaves tales that speak to the thrills and challenges of young Koreans in our increasingly globalized and ever-changing world.
His technique, called PCR, jump-started the s' biorevolution. He's known for his wide-ranging interests -- and strong opinions.
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NOTE: Research and statements in this talk have been challenged by other scientists working in this field. What drives our desire to behave morally?
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Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin he calls it "the moral molecule" is responsible for trust, empathy and other Reporter Paul Lewis harnesses the power of mobile phones and social media -- innovations that are making every person a potential journalist.
Brewster Kahle is building a truly huge digital library -- every book ever published, every movie ever released, all the strata of web history It's all free to the public -- unless someone else gets to it first. Charles Limb is a doctor and a musician who researches the way musical creativity works in the brain. Esther Duflo takes economics out of the lab and into the field to discover the causes of poverty and means to eradicate it.
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Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly -- clarity and mystery -- and when, why and how they work.
He celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares Something strange and deadly is happening inside the brains of top athletes -- a degenerative condition, possibly linked to concussions, that causes dementia, psychosis and far-too-early death. It's called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and it's the medical mystery that Chris Nowinski wants to solve by analyzing brains after death.
In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens. How does Hollywood choose what stories get told on-screen? Too often, it's groupthink informed by a narrow set of ideas about what sells at the box office.
As a producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn't fit the mold. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favorite scree Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids?
Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools -- things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields -- and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic — love — and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance.
She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse. Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in -- because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business.
Millions of views and a best-selling book later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk, Pat Mitchell From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners.
In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action. The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph Civilization rests upon the existence of language, says language creator David Peterson.
In a talk that's equal parts passionate and hilarious, he shows how studying, preserving and inventing new languages helps us understand our collective humanity -- and gives a quick lesson on High Valyrian, one of two languages he created for "Game of Throne When two young Mormon missionaries knock on Julia Sweeney's door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs, in this excerpt from Sweeney's solo show "Letting Go of God.
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite. Artist Safwat Saleem grew up with a stutter -- but as an independent animator, he decided to do his own voiceovers to give life to his characters.
When YouTube commenters started mocking his Pakistani accent, it crushed him, and his voice began to leave his work.
Hear how this TED Fellow reclaimed his voice and confidence in this charming, thoug Gretchen Carlson is a tireless advocate for workplace equality and women's empowerment. In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. Libraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners.
But there's one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don't actually do what we think they do.
What if your library just Chip Kidd doesn't judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In this deeply felt and deeply hilarious talk, he shares the art and the philosophy behind his cover designs.
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