Spend a Saturday Afternoon with Ted


We did this back in June, but there have been a lot of good videos posted from Ted in the last month and a half, so here’s a few highlights.

Willard Wigan does some of the most jaw-dropping art I’ve ever seen. You have to look closely, though, because it’s done on the head of a pin.

Golan Levin, on the other hand, makes art that looks back at you.

Nina Jablonski discusses skin color as an environmental adaptation.

Michael Pritchard invents a water filter that could change the world. That’s not an exaggeration.

Janine Benyus talks about biomimicry and how it’s driving scientific breakthroughs.

A beautiful performance by Emmanuel Jal who fought as a child soldier in the Sudan

Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →