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Works: 987 works in 3,189 publications in 1 language and 160,828 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films 
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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 333 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 311 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
TEDTalks : Nina Jablonski - Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 301 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 )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 298 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 290 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 290 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 : Hans Rosling - The Magic Washing Machine( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 289 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 : Nicholas Christakis - How Social Networks Predict Epidemics( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 289 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 289 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 : Eli Pariser - Beware Online "Filter Bubbles"( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 289 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. A streaming videorecording
TEDTalks : Patricia Kuhl - The Linguistic Genius of Babies( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 288 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 : Gero Miesenboeck - Reengineering a Brain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 288 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 : Salman Khan - Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 287 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 Charles Limb, Building the Musical Muscle( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Limb performs cochlear implantation, a surgery that treats hearing loss and can restore the ability to hear speech. But as a musician too, Limb thinks about what the implants lack: they don't let you fully experience music yet. At TEDMED, Limb reviews the state of the art and the way forward. Limb is a doctor and a musician who researches the way musical creativity works in the brain
TEDTalks Luis von Ahn, Massive-Scale Online Collaboration( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this TEDTalk, computer scientist Luis von Ahn explains that every time we retype squiggly CAPTCHA letters for online verifications, we are simultaneously helping to digitize old books. The success of his CAPTCHA program led von Ahn to develop more ways to utilize ordinary online activity, or "crowdsource" - resulting in the language-learning site Duolingo, which aims to help users master a new tongue while accurately translating the content of other Web sites
TEDTalks Bjorn Lomborg, Our Priorities for Saving the World( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given $50 billion to spend, which would you solve first: AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers in this TEDTalk. Lomborg heads the Copenhagen Consensus, which convenes periodically to assess, prioritize, and brainstorm solutions to the major global challenges of today, including climate change, communicable diseases, conflicts, education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, population migration, sanitation and water, and subsidies and trade barriers
TEDTalks : Ralph Langner - Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-Century Cyberweapon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its unusually high level of sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead's final target - and its covert origins. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how
TEDTalks : Shea Hembrey - How I Became 100 Artists( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself - from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of
TEDTalks : Devdutt Pattanaik - East vs. West, the Myths That Mystify( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is business," asks leadership consultant Devdutt Pattanaik, "but the result of how the market behaves and how the organization behaves?" Pattanaik maintains that these business behaviors can be understood in terms of a culture's traditional mythology. In this TEDTalk, Pattaniak contrasts Western beliefs (exemplified by Alexander the Great and a linear concept of time) with Eastern beliefs (exemplified by yogis and a cyclical concept of time) - and explains how both may influence the way a country does business. Pattanaik writes a column called "Management Mythos" for India's Economic Times
TEDTalks : David Perry - Are Games Better Than Life?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Perry is the visionary game designer behind such famed video games as Earthworm Jim, Messiah, and best-selling game adaptations of movies like Disney's Aladdin, Terminator, and The Matrix. He has designed tie-ins for such international brands as 7Up and McDonald's, and now works on a group of massively multiplayer online titles for Acclaim. A programmer since childhood and a lifelong gamer, Perry heads several Web sites on the art and business of game development, including GameConsultants.com, GameInvestors.com, and the Game Industry Map. Perry brings his sense of humor and visionary outlook to this engaging TEDTalk and discusses the future of videogames. This video features an excerpt from Michael Highland's film As Real as Your Life." A streaming videorecording
 
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