Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Razors Edges

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

Mjushrooms unite

Ursus Wehrli: Tidying up art

Dan Dennett: Ants, terrorism, and the awesome power of meme

Dan Dennett: Can we know our own minds?

Vilayanur Ramachandran: A journey to the center of your mind

Samantha Power: Shaking hands with the devil

Tim Brown: The powerful link between creativity and play

ared Diamond: Why societies collapse

Virginia Postrel: The power of glamour

Zeresenay Alemseged: Finding the origins of humanity