At CreativeMornings/London, David Mccandless shares the process behind his stunning visualizations and the role journalism has played in pursuit of beautiful, meaningful data […]
Watch Chris Clark’s “Everybody Knows When You’re Talking To Your Mother” talk on Interaction’14 | IxDA Conference
A crash course in sociolinguistics, and a challenge to find the messages hidden in your own words […]
Alvin Toffler’s talks about the 40th anniversary of the book on the effect of rapid change holds insights into the present […]
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens […]
It may seem that big problems require big solutions, but ad man Rory Sutherland says many flashy, expensive fixes are just obscuring better, simpler answers. To illustrate, he uses behavioral economics and hilarious examples....
In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening — like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks — but some require a bigger vision […]
China’s top legislature began to deliberate a draft law on exit and entry administration, which aims to cope with the surging overseas visits by Chinese and the influx of foreigners […]
Shanghai will carry out new policies to create a better work and living environment to retain non-local professionals, including expats, and to stabilize the growth of consumer prices, the Shanghai’s Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng told a meeting in town recently […]
By leading the Americans in his audience at TEDxPSU step by step through the thought process, sociologist Sam Richards sets an extraordinary challenge: can they understand — not approve of, but understand — the motivations of an Iraqi insurgent? And by extension, can anyone truly understand and empathize with another?