Lately at Ted

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Every so often I like to do one of these posts–a link roundup of some of the fascinating talks put together for the various Ted conferences. Spend an afternoon watching videos.

Carter Emmart takes you on a tour of the universe.

If Ellen Dunham-Jones can make these ideas about retrofitting suburbia happen, I’d consider living in the suburbs again.

Mitchel Joachim has some different ideas about the architecture of the future. He wants to make homes out of meat.

Marian Bantjes talks about how adding personality into design isn’t always a bad thing.

Rory Sutherland uses behavioral economics to discuss some interesting approaches to problems. In short, big problems don’t always require big solutions.


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 →