Lately at Ted


I’ve been known to burn a whole afternoon just watching talk after talk. Here’s some of what I’ve enjoyed of late.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy takes Ted inside a school for suicide bombers in Pakistan.

Chris ‘moot” Poole, founder of 4chan, on online anonymity.

Sir Ken Robinson continues his discussion on the education crisis.

Adam Sakowsky walks Ted through the building of OK Go’s Rube Goldberg machine.

Lawrence Lessig talks about remix culture. It’s a good talk if you overlook his obsession with party labels.

Johanna Blakley’s talk about the success of creative industries that aren’t protected by intellectual property law.

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 →