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Reads tagged with “TED”

500,000 Strangers’ Secrets: PostSecret Founder Frank Warren at TED
500,000 Strangers’ Secrets: PostSecret Founder Frank Warren at TED

Cracking open the shell of the human condition.

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NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp on Humanized Data at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Design
NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp on Humanized Data at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Design

On the poetics of probability, or what the architecture of the social web has to do with landing in Hawaii.

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Full Spectrum Reading List: 7 Great Books by TED 2012 Speakers
Full Spectrum Reading List: 7 Great Books by TED 2012 Speakers

Anatomy of introversion, inside the brain’s optimism bias, and a blueprint for doomsday from PC Guy.

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This Is Your Brain on Comedy
This Is Your Brain on Comedy

The laugh track as cultural currency, or what David Letterman has to do with the dopamine circuit.

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The Hidden Beauty of Pollination
The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

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The Power of Simple Words, Animated
The Power of Simple Words, Animated

Getting from “no coordinates exist like one’s domicile” to “there’s no place like home.”

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Full Spectrum 2012: 10 Books on Sensemaking for the TED Bookstore
Full Spectrum 2012: 10 Books on Sensemaking for the TED Bookstore

A reading list for combinatorial creativity.

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Designer Kelli Anderson on Disruptive Wonder and the Hidden Talents of Everyday Things
Designer Kelli Anderson on Disruptive Wonder and the Hidden Talents of Everyday Things

Exploring the intersection of irreverence and whimsy, or how to expand what we demand from reality.

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Christopher Sykes, the Filmmaker Behind the Beloved Richard Feynman Documentaries
Christopher Sykes, the Filmmaker Behind the Beloved Richard Feynman Documentaries

Storytelling meets the pleasure of finding things out.

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Kathryn Schulz on the Psychology of Regret and How to Live with It
Kathryn Schulz on the Psychology of Regret and How to Live with It

Three keys to making peace with regret, or what maritime travel has to do with curbside meltdowns.

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