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Works: 992 works in 3,318 publications in 1 language and 115,551 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Music 
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Most widely held works by TED Conferences LLC
TEDTalks : Annie Murphy Paul - What We Learn Before We're Born( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. In this TEDTalk, science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb - from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods
TEDTalks : Amory Lovins - A 40-Year Plan for Energy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the U.S. off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key? Integrating all four energy-using sectors - and four kinds of innovation. Lovins is the author of Reinventing Fire, in which he shares ingenious ideas for the next era of energy
TEDTalks : Nina Jablonski - Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but, as Jablonski explains in this eye-opening TEDTalk, that's because he did not have access to UV-radiation data from NASA satellites. Nina Jablonski gives us the best and most fascinating account of everything that you might want to know about the packaging of our anatomy, raves Jared Diamond. A streaming videorecording
TEDTalks : Nancy Etcoff - On the Surprising Science of Happiness( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary psychologist Nancy Etcoff is part of a vanguard of cognitive researchers who want to know what makes human beings feel content, and why we evolved with a preference for beautiful things. In this TEDTalk, Etcoff presents her findings on the nature of happiness, exposing results that surprise even while reinforcing common sense concepts (having flowers in the house really does make us happier). Skewering the popular wisdom that beauty is a social construct, this Harvard psychologist argues that we ogle such features because they radiate the health our species needs to survive, says Time. A streaming videorecording
TEDTalks : Stanley McChrystal - Listen, Learn. Then Lead( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning - and addressing the possibility of failure
TEDTalks : Johanna Blakley - Social Media and the End of Gender( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they're becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and female users outnumber male, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media
TEDTalks : Nicholas Christakis - How Social Networks Predict Epidemics( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After mapping humans' intricate social networks, Nicholas Christakis and colleague James Fowler began investigating how this information could better our lives. Now, he reveals his hot-off-the-press findings: these networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever - from the spread of innovative ideas, to risky behaviors, to viruses (like H1N1)
TEDTalks : Richard Wilkinson - How Economic Inequality Harms Societies( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust
TEDTalks : Hans Rosling - The Magic Washing Machine( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading
TEDTalks : Eli Pariser - Beware Online "Filter Bubbles"( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: we get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy
TEDTalks : Gero Miesenboeck - Reengineering a Brain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the quest to map the brain, many scientists have attempted the incredibly daunting task of recording the activity of each neuron. Gero Miesenboeck works backward - manipulating specific neurons to figure out exactly what they do, through a series of stunning experiments that reengineer the way fruit flies percieve light
TEDTalks : Patricia Kuhl - The Linguistic Genius of Babies( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another: by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world
TEDTalks : Salman Khan - Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script: give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help
TEDTalks : David McCandless - The Beauty of Data Visualization( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut - and it may just change the way we see the world
TEDTalks : Lesley Hazleton - Reading the Koran( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. 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 from TEDxRainier
TEDTalks Itay Talgam, How to Lead Like the Great Conductors( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call it the ultimate leadership challenge - to create perfect harmony without saying a word. Could your typical CEO pull that off? Probably not, but it's second nature to an orchestra conductor. After a decade-long career at the podium in his native Israel, Itay Talgam has reinvented himself as a conductor of people in business. In this TEDTalk, Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all would-be leaders
TEDTalks : Paul Root Wolpe - It's Time to Question Bioengineering( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At TEDxPeachtree, bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bioengineering experiments, from glowing dogs to mice that grow human ears. He asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules?
TEDTalks : Tim Jackson - Economic Reality Check( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity, and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future
TEDTalks : Rory Sutherland - Life Lessons from an Ad Man( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising adds value to a product by altering the way the public thinks about that product, not by changing the product itself. In this TEDTalk, advertising guru Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that how we perceive an object's worth can be just as satisfying as its actual, material worth--think of the popularity of tattered, faded jeans--and his conclusions have interesting consequences for how we look at life. As vice chairman of Ogilvy Group, Sutherland has played an integral role in cutting-edge, interactive campaigns that blur the line between ad and entertainment. A streaming videorecording
TEDTalks Phil Borges, Documenting Our Endangered Cultures( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling the world, photographer Phil Borges documents endangered cultures with the hope that he can help preserve them by photographing and interviewing members of them. In this TEDTalk, Borges shows rarely seen images of people from the mountains of Dharamsala, India, and the jungles of the Ecuadorean Amazon, as he tells their stories. In addition, Borges talks about his initiative to link children in indigenous communities from across the globe with students in the U.S. to promote understanding and peace
 
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