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How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks

How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks

Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the...
Paola Antonelli: Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA

Paola Antonelli: Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA

When the Museum of Modern Art's senior curator of architecture and design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, "all hell broke...
Paul Bennett: Design is in the details

Paul Bennett: Design is in the details

Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about...
Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez

Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez

Our kids are our future, and it's crucial they believe it themselves. That's why TED Fellow Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville,...
How we’re harnessing nature’s hidden superpowers | Oded Shoseyov

How we’re harnessing nature’s hidden superpowers | Oded Shoseyov

What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing...
How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city | Ryan Gravel

How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city |...

Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform...
Shape-shifting tech will change work as we know it | Sean Follmer

Shape-shifting tech will change work as we know it | Sean Follmer

What will the world look like when we move beyond the keyboard and mouse? Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines...

3 creative ways to fix fashion’s waste problem | Amit Kalra

What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use,...
Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering

Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let’s combine art and engineering

When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment,...
Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and...