TEDTalks Art

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Some of the world's greatest artists, designers, photographers and architects showcase their work and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Episode Date
My wish: Let my photographs bear witness | James Nachtwey
00:21:56
Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, war photographer James Nachtwey shows his life's work and asks TED to help him continue telling the story with innovative, exciting uses of news photography in the digital era.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/ItgrjpnS6gM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2007
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss | James Balog
00:19:22
Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/mdZE7xYEDRw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 08, 2009
Capturing memories in video art | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo
00:04:45
Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/dgajpKZY1ZQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 15, 2012
Building unimaginable shapes | Michael Hansmeyer
00:11:07
Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they're buildable -- and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/S7lUCre8zrk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2012
Finding the story inside the painting | Tracy Chevalier
00:14:21
When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that man ... blushing? She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel "Girl With a Pearl Earring."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/MQ57Zo78Uv4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2012
The art of creating awe | Rob Legato
00:16:27
Rob Legato creates movie effects so good they (sometimes) trump the real thing. In this warm and funny talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/2FtGmQUhv6E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 17, 2012
A choreographer's creative process in real time | Wayne McGregor
00:15:18
We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/ZCNMpZHpmk0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 14, 2012
Design for people, not awards | Timothy Prestero
00:11:05
Timothy Prestero thought he'd designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world -- he even won awards for it. But he and his team learned a hard lesson when their incubator completely failed to catch on. Hear his hard-earned manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, not accolades.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/J0UG9Zffnfg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2012
Sculpted space, within and without | Antony Gormley
00:15:56
Legendary sculptor Antony Gormley riffs on space and the human form. His works explore the interior space we feel within our own bodies -- and the exterior space we feel around us, knowing that we are just dots in space and time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/0stEI6W-g10" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 07, 2012
The arts festival revolution | David Binder
00:09:06
David Binder is a major Broadway producer, but last summer he found himself in a small Australian neighborhood, watching locals dance and perform on their lawns -- and loving it. He shows us the new face of arts festivals, which break the boundary between audience and performer and help cities express themselves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/QNF41UY-WBc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 16, 2012
Before I die I want to ... | Candy Chang
00:06:20
In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: "Before I die I want to ___." Her neighbors' answers -- surprising, poignant, funny -- became an unexpected mirror for the community. (What's your answer?)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/IvDiGJqcRZE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 23, 2012
Why architects need to use their ears | Julian Treasure
00:09:51
Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/yn13SpfPq4M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2012
Weaving narratives in museum galleries | Thomas P. Campbell
00:16:36
As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories. With glorious images, he shows how his curation philosophy works for displaying medieval tapestries—and for the over-the-top fashion/art of Alexander McQueen. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Lu-kcZXGOu4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2012
Making sense of maps | Aris Venetikidis
00:16:36
Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/5h97sKRoVkE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 29, 2012
The secret lives of paintings | Maurizio Seracini
00:12:34
Art history is far from set in stone. Engineer Maurizio Seracini spent 30 years searching for Leonardo da Vinci's lost fresco "The Battle of Anghiari," and in the process discovered that many paintings have layers of history hidden underneath. Should they be part of the viewing experience too?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/PiDelbGocgU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2012
Metal that breathes | Doris Kim Sung
00:08:59
Modern buildings with floor-to-ceiling windows give spectacular views, but they require a lot of energy to cool. Doris Kim Sung works with thermo-bimetals, smart materials that act more like human skin, dynamically and responsively, and can shade a room from sun and self-ventilate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CYWZm0SZb5A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2012
The beautiful nano details of our world | Gary Greenberg
00:12:06
When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colorful pieces of candy and the stamens in a flower become like fantastical spires at an amusement park. Gary Greenberg reveals the thrilling details of the micro world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/6Un_luWDDoc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2012
Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair | Sue Austin
00:09:38
When Sue Austin got a power wheelchair, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom -- yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she conveys the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets her explore ocean beds, drifting through schools of fish, floating free in 360 degrees.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/mssTIcK7WzI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2013
Be an artist, right now! | Young-ha Kim
00:16:57
Why do we ever stop playing and creating? With charm and humor, celebrated Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world's greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play forever.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/PZnaihUD8wA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2013
My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK
00:10:28
Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life's passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/AhRU7xinrUY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2013
The invisible man | Liu Bolin
00:07:46
Can a person disappear in plain sight? That's the question Liu Bolin's remarkable work seems to ask. The Beijing-based artist is sometimes called "The Invisible Man" because in nearly all his art, Bolin is front and center — and completely unseen. He aims to draw attention to social and political issues by dissolving into the background.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/dTwfjxrmYG0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2013
The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado
00:16:53
Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world's forgotten people and places.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/0BJbF1hfUB4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2013
"High School Training Ground" | Malcolm London
00:03:00
Young poet, educator and activist Malcolm London performs his stirring poem about life on the front lines of high school. He tells of the "oceans of adolescence" who come to school "but never learn to swim," of "masculinity mimicked by men who grew up with no fathers." Beautiful, lyrical, chilling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/dq_NRn0t5II" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2013
Embrace the shake | Phil Hansen
00:10:01
In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/MrA0TzKzees" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2013
Architecture for the people by the people | Alastair Parvin
00:13:11
Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/DNI71O584N0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2013
Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA | Paola Antonelli
00:18:42
When the Museum of Modern Art's senior curator of architecture and design announced the acquisition of 14 video games in 2012, "all hell broke loose." In this far-ranging, entertaining, and deeply insightful talk, Paola Antonelli explains why she's delighted to challenge preconceived ideas about art and galleries, and describes her burning wish to help establish a broader understanding of design.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WdPhl1IjXR0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 28, 2013
How I made an impossible film | Martin Villeneuve
00:10:55
Canadian filmmaker Martin Villeneuve talks about "Mars et Avril," the sci-fi spectacular he made with virtually no money over a seven-year stretch. In this charming talk, he explains the various ways he overcame financial and logistical constraints to produce his unique and inventive vision of the future.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wlDDnE61qaE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 07, 2013
Photos from a storm chaser | Camille Seaman
00:03:26
Photographer Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for 5 years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/O_0rtn9qzUw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2013
Cloudy with a chance of joy | Gavin Pretor-Pinney
00:10:54
You don't need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. As he shares charming photos of nature's finest aerial architecture, Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/jEatLuoYfx0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 16, 2013
Why we should build wooden skyscrapers | Michael Green
00:12:22
Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/GyBdfMIviQE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 09, 2013
The art of bow-making | Dong Woo Jang
00:08:28
Dong Woo Jang has an unusual after school hobby. Jang, who was 15 when he gave the talk, tells the story of how living in the concrete jungle of Seoul inspired him to build the perfect bow. Watch him demo one of his beautiful hand-crafted archer's bows.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/MhOCNtkTcMU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2013
Design for all 5 senses | Jinsop Lee
00:09:03
Good design looks great, yes -- but why shouldn't it also feel great, smell great and sound great? Designer Jinsop Lee (a TED Talent Search winner) shares his theory of 5-sense design, with a handy graph and a few examples. His hope: to inspire you to notice great multisensory experiences.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/k_2IrkxjNSA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 06, 2013
Your body is my canvas | Alexa Meade
00:07:04
Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it--literally. She covers everything in a scene--people, chairs, food, you name it--in a mask of paint that mimics what's below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wOWfMEGt4vw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2013
The museum of you | Jake Barton
00:15:38
A third of the world watched live as the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001; a third more heard about it within 24 hours. (Do you remember where you were?) So exhibits at the soon-to-open 9/11 Memorial Museum will reflect the diversity of the world's experiences of that day. In a moving talk, designer Jake Barton gives a peek at some of those installations, as well as several other projects that aim to make the observer an active participant in the exhibit.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/NkzZzRB9v7E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2013
Mapping ideas worth spreading | Sean Gourley
00:07:55
What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TEDx Talks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/G6i84DZqGEk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2013
Psychedelic science | Fabian Oefner
00:12:05
Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner is on a mission to make eye-catching art from everyday science. In this charming talk, he shows off some recent psychedelic images, including photographs of crystals as they interact with soundwaves. And, in a live demo, he shows what really happens when you mix paint with magnetic liquid--or when you set fire to whiskey.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/hmEBp9-bmhg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2013
Who am I? Think again | Yuyu Rau
00:09:06
How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent -- and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/r-FTmXKJ9qg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2013
Architecture at home in its community | Xavier Vilalta
00:07:44
When TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta was commissioned to create a multistory shopping mall in Addis Ababa, he panicked. Other centers represented everything he hated about contemporary architecture: wasteful, glass towers requiring tons of energy whose design had absolutely nothing to do with Africa. In this charming talk, Vilalta shows how he champions an alternative approach: to harness nature, reference design tradition and create beautiful, modern, iconic buildings fit for a community.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/eAII8oqrHiU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2013
Design with the blind in mind | Chris Downey
00:11:40
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/V3cef81Fnd8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2013
How to build with clay ... and community | Diébédo Francis Kéré
00:12:11
Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture... He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he's helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/zB-7l9KUylA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2013
The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives | Krista Donaldson
00:09:55
We've made incredible advances in technology in recent years, but too often it seems only certain fortunate people can benefit. Engineer Krista Donaldson introduces the ReMotion knee, a prosthetic device for above-knee amputees, many of whom earn less than $4 a day. The design contains best-in-class technology and yet is far cheaper than other prosthetics on the market.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/clbVyU7uScY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2013
To hear this music you have to be there. Literally | Ryan Holladay
00:06:29
In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay shares his experiment with "location-aware music." This programming and musical feat involves hundreds of geotagged segments of sounds that only play when a listener is physically nearby, creating a magical sense of presence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/3h8QduzBGdE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2014
Profit’s not always the point | Harish Manwani
00:13:58
You might not expect the chief operating officer of a major global corporation to look too far beyond either the balance sheet or the bottom line. But Harish Manwani, COO of Unilever, makes a passionate argument that doing so to include value, purpose and sustainability in top-level decision-making is not just savvy, it's the only way to run a 21st century business responsibly.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/B_FQO1U5ykA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 13, 2014
How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art | Luke Syson
00:13:11
Luke Syson was a curator of Renaissance art, of transcendent paintings of saints and solemn Italian ladies -- Very Serious Art. And then he changed jobs, and inherited the Met's collection of ceramics -- pretty, frilly, "useless" candlesticks and vases. He didn't like it. He didn't get it. Until one day ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/9PjGSzApoIA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2014
Why massive open online courses (still) matter | Anant Agarwal
00:15:19
2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter -- as a way to share high-level learning widely and supplement (but perhaps not replace) traditional classrooms. Agarwal shares his vision of blended learning, where teachers create the ideal learning experience for 21st century students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/YBW_0tmwozM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 27, 2014
How architectural innovations migrate across borders | Teddy Cruz
00:13:14
As the world's cities undergo explosive growth, inequality is intensifying. Wealthy neighborhoods and impoverished slums grow side by side, the gap between them widening. In this eye-opening talk, architect Teddy Cruz asks us to rethink urban development from the bottom up. Sharing lessons from the slums of Tijuana, Cruz explores the creative intelligence of the city's residents and offers a fresh perspective on what we can learn from places of scarcity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/flkG73albSE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2014
Art that craves your attention | Aparna Rao
00:08:56
In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play with your perception -- and crave your attention. Take a few minutes to simply be delighted.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/nWRNd_yKZxs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2014
My DNA vending machine | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo
00:04:56
Vending machines generally offer up sodas, candy bars and chips. Not so for the one created by TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo. This artist has dreamed up a DNA Vending Machine, which dispenses extracted human DNA, packaged in a vial along with a collectible photo of the person who gave it. It’s charming and quirky, but points out larger ethical issues that will arise as access to biotechnology increases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/RdmyqpoIBwM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2014
To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering | Bran Ferren
00:20:12
When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how the tools of science and engineering become more powerful when combined with art, with design and beauty. Ever since, he's been searching for a convincing modern-day equivalent to Rome's masterpiece. Stay tuned to the end of the talk for his unexpected suggestion.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/esXWZgP5XqI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 25, 2014
My life in typefaces | Matthew Carter
00:16:01
Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/cBMnuF7EDt4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 18, 2014
Embrace the near win | Sarah Lewis
00:11:41
At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/G3BytBFv0TY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 21, 2014
Success, failure and the drive to keep creating | Elizabeth Gilbert
00:07:18
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/1v3uPr0iMiU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2014
Why people need poetry | Stephen Burt
00:13:12
"We're all going to die -- and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/cp-Gj-jVqvM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2014
Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea | Shih Chieh Huang
00:05:14
When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/SlTcuyJwhxU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 16, 2014
Everyday objects, tragic histories | Ziyah Gafić
00:04:32
Ziyah Gafić photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses. But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them have been exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, is photographing every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost. <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/cC2oUEJqHVE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 22, 2014
How I brought a river, and my city, back to life | Aziza Chaouni
00:05:39
The Fez River winds through the medina of Fez, Morocco—a mazelike medieval city that's a World Heritage site. Once considered the "soul" of this celebrated city, the river succumbed to sewage and pollution, and in the 1950s was covered over bit by bit until nothing remained. TED Fellow Aziza Chaouni recounts her 20 year effort to restore this river to its former glory, and to transform her city in the process.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/uHqtsupzgdU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 19, 2014
Wry photos that turn stereotypes upside down | Uldus Bakhtiozina
00:04:03
Artist Uldus Bakhtiozina uses photographs to poke fun at societal norms in her native Russia. A glimpse into Russian youth culture and a short, fun reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/-qkMr1Pz9hw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2014
How to reinvent the apartment building | Moshe Safdie
00:05:46
In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Ul7El5f3WLc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2014
My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process | Alejandro Aravena
00:15:49
When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that each family could expand on. It was a complex problem, but with a simple solution — one that he arrived at by working with the families themselves. With a chalkboard and beautiful images of his designs, Aravena walks us through three projects where clever rethinking led to beautiful design with great benefit.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/2giGSMIDhdY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2014
How painting can transform communities | Haas&Hahn
00:11:23
Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighborhoods, and involving those who live there -- from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North Philadelphia. What's made their projects succeed? In this funny and inspiring talk, the artists explain their art-first approach -- and the importance of a neighborhood barbecue.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/reWj3OgIN8U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2014
A dance in a hurricane of paper, wind and light | Aakash Odedra
00:09:50
Choreographer Aakash Odedra is dyslexic and has always felt that his best expression comes through movement. “Murmur” is his ode to that experience, teaming up with co-creators Lewis Major and Ars Electronica Futurelab. Watch him spin his way through the center of a storm, as pages of books take flight all around him.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/baCPw9blfuQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2014
The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive | Thomas Hellum
00:18:06
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live -- and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Ovti5QDFE8E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2014
Trash cart superheroes | Mundano
00:05:22
In Brazil, "catadores" collect junk and recyclables. But while they provide a vital service that benefits all, they are nearly invisible as they roam the streets. Enter graffiti artist Mundano, a TED Fellow. In a spirited talk, he describes his project "Pimp My Carroça," which has transformed these heroic workers' carts into things of beauty and infused them with a sense of humor. It's a movement that is going global.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/TAEqZZ9cHFM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2014
The beauty and diversity of Muslim life | Bassam Tariq
00:04:38
Bassam Tariq is a blogger, a filmmaker, and a halal butcher -- but one thread unites his work: His joy in the diversity, the humanness of our individual experiences. In this charming talk, he shares clips from his film "These Birds Walk" and images from his tour of 30 mosques in 30 days -- and reminds us to consider the beautiful complexity within us all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Kb8Koz2FLtE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2015
Old books reborn as art | Brian Dettmer
00:06:06
What do you do with an outdated encyclopedia in the information age? With X-Acto knives and an eye for a good remix, artist Brian Dettmer makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/inE_JL3zEDM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2015
Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you | Marc Kushner
00:18:05
"Architecture is not about math or zoning -- it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. With the help of social media, feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. The result? Architecture that will do more for us than ever before.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/IdY2fFsBdrY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 10, 2015
How to go to space, without having to go to space | Angelo Vermeulen
00:07:04
"We will start inhabiting outer space," says Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of a NASA-funded Mars simulation. "It might take 50 years or it might take 500 years, but it's going to happen." In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/eHt0jTCYrOQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2015
There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help | Alison Killing
00:04:39
In this short, provocative talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen -- cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and the way we build for dying ... well, maybe that should too. It's a surprisingly fascinating look at a hidden aspect of our cities, and our lives.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/e58DQC4pOUs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 30, 2015
How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art | Theaster Gates
00:16:52
Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a "miniature Versailles" in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wlxfAbdb62I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 26, 2015
The dancer, the singer, the cellist ... and a moment of creative magic | Somi
00:06:26
Legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi didn't know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at TED2015. They just knew they wanted to offer the audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. The result: An improvised piece they call "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain," so extraordinary it had to be shared ...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CXxoWPu5BK8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2015
Magical houses, made of bamboo | Elora Hardy
00:10:17
You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. No two poles of bamboo are alike, so every home, bridge and bathroom is exquisitely unique. In this beautiful, immersive talk, she shares the potential of bamboo, as both a sustainable resource and a spark for the imagination. "We have had to invent our own rules," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/-gq375fung0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 12, 2015
Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed | Roman Mars
00:18:18
Roman Mars is obsessed with flags -- and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don't have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology -- the study of flags -- Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/UaHIaXvLhpU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2015
One woman, five characters, and a sex lesson from the future | Sarah Jones
00:25:28
In this performance, Sarah Jones brings you to the front row of a classroom in the future, as a teacher plugs in different personas from the year 2016 to show their varied perspectives on sex work. As she changes props, Jones embodies an elderly homemaker, a “sex work studies” major, an escort, a nun-turned-prostitute and a guy at a strip club for his bachelor party. It’s an intriguing look at a taboo topic, that flips cultural norms around sex inside out.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/kdqoKh2NIks" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 09, 2015
A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender | Lee Mokobe
00:04:21
"I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered," says poet Lee Mokobe, a TED Fellow, in this gripping and poetic exploration of identity and transition. It's a thoughtful reflection on bodies, and the meanings poured into them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/xJPHeyMUoPw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2015
The art of first impressions -- in design and life | Chip Kidd
00:18:57
Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly -- clarity and mystery -- and when, why and how they work. He celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/8a8OBo53CeE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 23, 2015
This is what enduring love looks like | Alec Soth
00:10:18
Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world's largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine's Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale. Between these two extremes, they unwound a beautiful through-line of how a couple goes from meeting to creating a life together. (This talk was part of a TED2015 session curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/YH-amPZt1V0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 15, 2015
Street art with a message of hope and peace | eL Seed
00:05:39
What does this gorgeous street art say? It's Arabic poetry, inspired by bold graffiti and placed where a message of hope and peace can do the most good. In this quietly passionate talk, artist and TED Fellow eL Seed describes his ambition: to create art so beautiful it needs no translation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/1Cr7pAPIan4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 23, 2015
A secret memorial for civilian casualties | Matt Kenyon
00:06:55
In the fog of war, civilian casualties often go uncounted. Artist Matt Kenyon, whose recent work memorialized the names and stories of US soldiers killed in the Iraq war, decided he should create a companion monument, to the Iraqi civilians caught in the war's crossfire. Learn how he built a secret monument to place these names in the official record.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/H4oMM7nSZpg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 13, 2015
A journey through the mind of an artist | Dustin Yellin
00:07:32
Dustin Yellin makes mesmerizing artwork that tells complex, myth-inspired stories. How did he develop his style? In this disarming talk, he shares the journey of an artist -- starting from age 8 -- and his idiosyncratic way of thinking and seeing. Follow the path that leads him up to his latest major work (or two).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/pogcDvzEt4o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2015
Stunning photos of the endangered Everglades | Mac Stone
00:19:15
For centuries, people have viewed swamps and wetlands as obstacles to avoid. But for photographer Mac Stone, who documents the stories of wildlife in Florida's Everglades, the swamp isn't a hindrance — it's a national treasure. Through his stunning photographs, Stone shines a new light on a neglected, ancient and important wilderness. His message: get out and experience it for yourself. "Just do it — put your feet in the water," he says. "The swamp will change you, I promise."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/ZmK5JWoUgIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 30, 2015
Art that lets you talk back to NSA spies | Mathias Jud
00:12:56
In 2013, the world learned that the NSA and its UK equivalent, GCHQ, routinely spied on the German government. Amid the outrage, artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter thought: Well, if they're listening ... let's talk to them. With antennas mounted on the roof of the Swiss Embassy in Berlin's government district, they set up an open network that let the world send messages to US and UK spies listening nearby. It's one of three bold, often funny, and frankly subversive works detailed in this talk, which highlights the world's growing discontent with surveillance and closed networks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wVdB6dLL7gI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2015
Why great architecture should tell a story | Ole Scheeren
00:16:26
For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren's buildings -- from a twisted tower in China to a floating cinema in the ocean in Thailand -- and learn the stories behind them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/8-2N7q7G6fI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2016
An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection | Marina Abramović
00:15:51
Marina Abramović's art pushes the boundary between audience and artist in pursuit of heightened consciousness and personal change. In her groundbreaking 2010 work, "The Artist Is Present," she simply sat in a chair facing her audience, for eight hours a day ... with powerfully moving results. Her boldest work may still be yet to come -- it's taking the form of a sprawling art institute devoted to experimentation and simple acts done with mindful attention. "Nothing happens if you always do things the same way," she says. "My method is to do things I'm afraid of, the things I don't know, to go to territory that nobody's ever been."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/8TgtK5cfD6c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2015
My year reading a book from every country in the world | Ann Morgan
00:12:03
Ann Morgan considered herself well read -- until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores. Explore interactive maps of her reading journey here: go.ted.com/readtheworld<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/yz5puqWBtdo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 23, 2015
Forget shopping. Soon you'll download your new clothes | Danit Peleg
00:06:20
Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you. What started as designer Danit Peleg's fashion school project turned into a collection of 3D-printed designs that have the strength and flexibility for everyday wear. "Fashion is a very physical thing," she says. "I wonder what our world will look like when our clothes will be digital."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/DBVhFQqDPro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 08, 2015
An underwater art museum, teeming with life | Jason deCaires Taylor
00:11:09
For sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the ocean is more than a muse -- it's an exhibition space and museum. Taylor creates sculptures of human forms and mundane life on land and sinks them to the ocean floor, where they are subsumed by the sea and transformed from lifeless stone into vibrant habitats for corals, crustaceans and other creatures. The result: Enigmatic, haunting and colorful commentaries about our transient existence, the sacredness of the ocean and its breathtaking power of regeneration.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Bls3VZKs2b8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 22, 2015
The unheard story of the Sistine Chapel | Elizabeth Lev
00:17:33
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most iconic buildings on earth -- but there's a lot you probably don't know about it. In this tour-de-force talk, art historian Elizabeth Lev guides us across the famous building's ceiling and Michelangelo's vital depiction of traditional stories, showing how the painter reached beyond the religious iconography of the time to chart new artistic waters. Five hundred years after the artist painted it, says Lev, the Sistine Chapel forces us to look around as if it were a mirror and ask, "Who am I, and what role do I play in this great theater of life?"<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/4x-iGtC02bQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2016
How I'm discovering the secrets of ancient texts | Gregory Heyworth
00:12:07
Gregory Heyworth is a textual scientist; he and his lab work on new ways to read ancient manuscripts and maps using spectral imaging technology. In this fascinating talk, watch as Heyworth shines a light on lost history, deciphering texts that haven't been read in thousands of years. How could these lost classics rewrite what we know about the past?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/hyUW8IUPOBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2016
Dive into an ocean photographer's world | Thomas Peschak
00:10:10
Somersaulting manta rays, dashing dolphins, swarming schools of fish and munching sharks inhabit a world beneath the ocean's surface that few get a chance to see. Conservation photographer Thomas Peschak visits incredible seascapes around the world, and his photos reveal these hidden ecosystems. "You can't love something and become a champion for it if you don't know it exists," he says. Join Peschak in a new, immersive TED Talk format as he shares his stunning work and his dream for a future of respectful coexistence with the ocean.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Tx1Aip8_BYc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 29, 2016
The beauty of human skin in every color | Angélica Dass
00:11:27
Angélica Dass's photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity's true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WXnINHk8bQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 28, 2016
The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life | Danielle Feinberg
00:12:04
Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real. This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/0i56pIdUVFA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 06, 2016
Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Joshua Prager
00:06:01
As different as we humans are from one another, we all age along the same great sequence, and the shared patterns of our lives pass into the pages of the books we love. In this moving talk, journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotations from Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, William Trevor and other great writers, set to visualizations by graphic designer Milton Glaser. "Books tell us who we've been, who we are, who we will be, too," Prager says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/afXxpnA4Vhs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2016
Insightful human portraits made from data | R. Luke DuBois
00:12:43
Artist R. Luke DuBois makes unique portraits of presidents, cities, himself and even Britney Spears using data and personality. In this talk, he shares nine projects -- from maps of the country built using information taken from millions of dating profiles to a gun that fires a blank every time a shooting is reported in New Orleans. His point: the way we use technology reflects on us and our culture, and we reduce others to data points at our own peril.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/b2eDPyNVLyU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2016
Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers | Alice Rawsthorn
00:11:44
In this ode to design renegades, Alice Rawsthorn highlights the work of unlikely heroes, from Blackbeard to Florence Nightingale. Drawing a line from these bold thinkers to some early modern visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Rawsthorn shows how the greatest designers are often the most rebellious.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/-rviXjBfmWA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 03, 2016
An artist's unflinching look at racial violence | Sanford Biggers
00:04:19
Conceptual artist and TED Fellow Sanford Biggers uses painting, sculpture, video and performance to spark challenging conversations about the history and trauma of black America. Join him as he details two compelling works and shares the motivation behind his art. "Only through more thoughtful dialogue about history and race can we evolve as individuals and society," Biggers says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/jHRJ2MR1C94" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2016
Drawings that show the beauty and fragility of Earth | Zaria Forman
00:07:14
Zaria Forman's large-scale compositions of melting glaciers, icebergs floating in glassy water and waves cresting with foam explore moments of transition, turbulence and tranquility. Join her as she discusses the meditative process of artistic creation and the motivation behind her work. "My drawings celebrate the beauty of what we all stand to lose," she says. "I hope they can serve as records of sublime landscapes in flux."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/FF6DAVL_R9o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2016
My journey from Marine to actor | Matt Johnson
00:18:02
Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian -- and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Because, as he says: "Self-expression is just as valuable a tool as a rifle on your shoulder." Followed by a spirited performance of Marco Ramirez's "I am not Batman" by Jesse J. Perez and Matt Johnson. (Adult language)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/yYccvYBb1o8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 27, 2016
The passing of time, caught in a single photo | Stephen Wilkes
00:12:36
Photographer Stephen Wilkes crafts stunning compositions of landscapes as they transition from day to night, exploring the space-time continuum within a two-dimensional still photograph. Journey with him to iconic locations like the Tournelle Bridge in Paris, El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and a life-giving watering hole in heart of the Serengeti in this tour of his art and process.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/ZiinYMmy460" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 03, 2016
Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable | Amit Sood
00:15:00
What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google's Cultural Institute and Art Project, it's an online platform where anyone can explore the world's greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril Diagne in a mind-bending demo of experiments from the Cultural Institute and glimpse the exciting future of accessibility to arts and culture.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/A_4wpjTLc7M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 07, 2016
Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent | Safwat Saleem
00:10:48
Artist Safwat Saleem grew up with a stutter -- but as an independent animator, he decided to do his own voiceovers to give life to his characters. When YouTube commenters started mocking his Pakistani accent, it crushed him, and his voice began to leave his work. Hear how this TED Fellow reclaimed his voice and confidence in this charming, thoughtful talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/KkfcmLv65eI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 07, 2016
My love letter to cosplay | Adam Savage
00:13:07
Adam Savage makes things and builds experiments, and he uses costumes to add humor, color and clarity to the stories he tells. Tracing his lifelong love of costumes -- from a childhood space helmet made of an ice cream tub to a No-Face costume he wore to Comic-Con -- Savage explores the world of cosplay and the meaning it creates for its community. "We're connecting with something important inside of us," he says. "The costumes are how we reveal ourselves to each other."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WNCpFzcY9oU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 15, 2016
A project of peace, painted across 50 buildings | eL Seed
00:11:26
eL Seed fuses Arabic calligraphy with graffiti to paint colorful, swirling messages of hope and peace on buildings from Tunisia to Paris. The artist and TED Fellow shares the story of his most ambitious project yet: a mural painted across 50 buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a district of Cairo, Egypt, that can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/rVL5WIuRCTc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 19, 2016
The spellbinding art of human anatomy | Vanessa Ruiz
00:11:22
Vanessa Ruiz takes us on an illustrated journey of human anatomical art over the centuries, sharing captivating images that bring this visual science -- and the contemporary artists inspired by it -- to life. "Anatomical art has the power to reach far beyond the pages of a medical textbook," she says, "connecting our innermost selves with our bodies through art."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/OvmeNWCja1A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 26, 2016
How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks
00:13:08
Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and canvas through her development as an artist, and as a human.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wRmuNEZ1k5k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2016
Ballroom dance that breaks gender roles | Jeff Fox
00:15:33
Tango, waltz, foxtrot ... these classic ballroom dances quietly perpetuate an outdated idea: that the man always leads and the woman always follows. That's an idea worth changing, say Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox, as they demonstrate their "Liquid Lead" dance technique along with fellow dancer Alida Esmail. Watch as Copp and Fox captivate and command the stage while boldly deconstructing and transforming the art of ballroom dance.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Fa_hmWhyLMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2016
Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds | Melissa Walker
00:09:48
Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal. In this inspiring talk, Walker describes how mask-making, in particular, allows afflicted servicemen and women reveal what haunts them -- and, finally, start to let it go.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CDrUARO_mOU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2016
Art made of the air we breathe | Emily Parsons-Lord
00:10:49
Emily Parsons-Lord re-creates air from distinct moments in Earth's history -- from the clean, fresh-tasting air of the Carboniferous period to the soda-water air of the Great Dying to the heavy, toxic air of the future we're creating. By turning air into art, she invites us to know the invisible world around us. Breathe in the Earth's past and future in this imaginative, trippy talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/L4teBT8iS3I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 19, 2017
Buildings that blend nature and city | Jeanne Gang
00:11:55
A skyscraper that channels the breeze ... a building that creates community around a hearth ... Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. "Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings," she says. "We can help steady this planet we all share."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/q66ARd-mOc0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2017
Should we simplify spelling? | Karina Galperin
00:16:13
How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell -- is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules that are filled with endless exceptions? Literary scholar Karina Galperin suggests that it may be time for an update in the way we think about and record language. (In Spanish with English subtitles)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/ZmeNGeB1FvE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 16, 2017
The data behind Hollywood's sexism | Stacy Smith
00:15:44
Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women -- and the potentially destructive effects those portrayals have on viewers. She shares hard data behind gender bias in Hollywood, where on-screen males outnumber females three to one (and behind-the-camera workers fare even worse.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/5NgdLCr2b1o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 24, 2017
Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig
00:07:28
John Koenig loves finding words that express our unarticulated feelings -- like "lachesism," the hunger for disaster, and "sonder," the realization that everyone else's lives are as complex and unknowable as our own. Here, he meditates on the meaning we assign to words and how these meanings latch onto us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/TpvC4At5pAw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 10, 2017
A young poet tells the story of Darfur | Emtithal Mahmoud
00:10:51
Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original poems about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, asking, "Will you witness me?"<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/gqsulZ2M5Ko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 31, 2017
How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak Hariri
00:12:46
To design the Bahá'í Temple of South America, architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination -- from the temple's form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. Join Hariri for a journey through the creative process, as he explores what makes for a sacred experience in a secular world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/L36qXuCY0gs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2017
Poetry, music and identity | Jorge Drexler
00:16:40
One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form known as the "Décima." In this fascinating talk, Drexler examines the blended nature of identity, weaving together the history of the Décima with his own quest to write one. He closes the talk with a performance of the resulting song, "La Milonga del Moro Judío." (In Spanish with English subtitles)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CxgbrnFYqa4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2017
Why glass towers are bad for city life -- and what we need instead | Justin Davidson
00:12:39
There's a creepy transformation taking over our cities, says architecture critic Justin Davidson. From Houston, Texas to Guangzhou, China, shiny towers of concrete and steel covered with glass are cropping up like an invasive species. Rethink your city's anatomy as Davidson explains how the exteriors of building shape the urban experience -- and what we lose when architects stop using the full range of available materials.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CgqlQdXhmIE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2017
12 truths I learned from life and writing | Anne Lamott
00:15:55
A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives in a confusing, beautiful, emotional world, offering her characteristic life-affirming wisdom and humor on family, writing, the meaning of God, death and more.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/uZaMTy3j6io" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 09, 2017
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
00:09:57
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: "Who are we not designing for?"<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/JfrOHXwbyTI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2017
Can art amend history? | Titus Kaphar
00:12:52
Artist Titus Kaphar makes paintings and sculptures that wrestle with the struggles of the past while speaking to the diversity and advances of the present. In an unforgettable live workshop, Kaphar takes a brush full of white paint to a replica of a 17th-century Frans Hals painting, obscuring parts of the composition and bringing its hidden story into view. There's a narrative coded in art like this, Kaphar says. What happens when we shift our focus and confront unspoken truths?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/S7p1arhsxhQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 01, 2017
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace Kim
00:10:15
Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/8rUfSYcDfL4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2017
The stories behind The New Yorker's iconic covers | Françoise Mouly
00:08:29
Meet Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker's art director. For the past 24 years, she's helped decide what appears on the magazine's famous cover, from the black-on-black depiction of the Twin Towers the week after 9/11 to a recent, Russia-influenced riff on the magazine's mascot, Eustace Tilley. In this visual retrospective, Mouly considers how a simple drawing can cut through the torrent of images that we see every day and elegantly capture the feeling (and the sensibility) of a moment in time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/1VeDpswX3DA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 03, 2017
How your brain decides what is beautiful | Anjan Chatterjee
00:14:47
Anjan Chatterjee uses tools from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study one of nature's most captivating concepts: beauty. Learn more about the science behind why certain configurations of line, color and form excite us in this fascinating, deep look inside your brain.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/x_aepoFan4U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2017
How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack Conte
00:10:31
It's been a weird 100 years for artists and creators, says musician and entrepreneur Jack Conte. The traditional ways we've turned art into money (like record sales) have been broken by the internet, leaving musicians, writers and artists wondering how to make a living. With Patreon, Conte has created a way for artists on the internet to get paid by their fans. Could payment platforms like this change what it means to be an artist in the digital age?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/tD1vkVMZNMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2017
7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe
00:14:20
More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that's focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WCUKQnFpOZ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 17, 2017
A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte
00:20:15
With his signature charm and searching insight, David Whyte meditates on the frontiers of the past, present and future, sharing two poems inspired by his niece's hike along El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/spDxs_QVH-o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2017
A dance to honor Mother Earth | Canku One Star
00:09:35
Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck debut "Honor thy mother," a delicate, powerful performance of spoken word, violin and dance that draws on the tormented relationship between nature and humanity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/-EVc0BqzR00" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 11, 2017
How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance Coughenour
00:11:57
Digital archaeologist Chance Coughenour is using pictures -- your pictures -- to reclaim antiquities that have been lost to conflict and disaster. After crowdsourcing photographs of destroyed monuments, museums and artifacts, Coughenour uses advanced technology called photogrammetry to create 3D reconstructions, preserving the memory of our global, shared, human heritage. Find out more about how you can help celebrate and safeguard history that's being lost.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CjU-Hj9g3IU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2017
Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu
00:05:10
We're so used to narratives out of Africa being about war, poverty and devastation, says TED Fellow Wanuri Kahiu. Where's the fun? Introducing "AfroBubbleGum" -- African art that's vibrant, lighthearted and without a political agenda. Rethink the value of all that is unserious as Kahiu explains why we need art that captures the full range of human experiences to tell the stories of Africa.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WFoT0vNdHC0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2017
"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu Senbanjo
00:08:50
Every artist has a name, and every artist has a story. Laolu Senbanjo's story started in Nigeria, where he was surrounded by the culture and mythology of the Yoruba, and brought him to law school, to New York and eventually to work on Beyoncé's "Lemonade." He shares what he calls "The Sacred Art of the Ori," art that uses skin as canvas and connects artist and muse through mind, body and soul.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/aKwtHzHmAhY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 25, 2017
Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane
00:13:15
In the century-old statues that occupy Cape Town, Sethembile Mzesane didn't see anything that looked like her own reality. So she became a living sculpture herself, standing for hours on end in public spaces dressed in symbolic costumes, to reclaim the city and its public spaces for her community. In this powerful, tour-de-force talk, she shares the stories and motivation behind her mesmerizing performance art.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wCtYpClJufo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 15, 2017
The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer
00:08:42
Artist Eric Dyer spent years working at a computer to produce images for the screen. Longing to get his hands back on his work, he began exploring the zoetrope, a popular 19th-century device that was used to create the illusion of motion long before the arrival of film. In this vibrant talk, he showcases his resulting art inventions: spinning sculptures and that evoke beautiful, dreamlike scenes. (Warning: This talk includes flashing images and lights. Those who are photosensitive or have seizures trigged by strobes are advised to avoid.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/LFcv-AhNLx4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2017
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
00:07:19
With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism, where anyone can become something else.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/j9n4XrwAFNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 19, 2017
Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa | Nnedi Okorafor
00:09:20
"My science fiction has different ancestors -- African ones," says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her "Binti" series and her novel "Lagoon," Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work -- and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/fZxfNyiGT4g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2017
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët
00:05:56
Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery -- and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. She shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage by infusing them into film and music time capsules.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/DoneFQoujK4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 17, 2017
Why must artists be poor? | Hadi Eldebek
00:06:41
The arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture -- so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities -- so they can focus on their craft instead of their side hustle.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/tUh8pUdgBEA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 15, 2018
The future of storytelling | Cyndi Stivers
00:21:58
"We all feel a compelling need to watch stories, to tell stories ... to discuss the things that tell each one of us that we are not alone in the world," says TV titan Shonda Rhimes. A dominant force in television since "Grey's Anatomy" hit the airwaves, Rhimes discusses the future of media networks, how she's using her narrative-building skills as a force for good, an intriguing concept known as "Amish summers" and much more, in conversation with Cyndi Stivers, director of the TED Residency.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/J_TOdoHErsg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2017
The secret language of letter design | Martina Flor
00:12:15
Look at the letters around you: on street signs, stores, restaurant menus, the covers of books. Whether you realize it or not, the letters are speaking to you, telling you something beyond the literal text -- that whatever they represent is modern or finely crafted or fantastical or zany. Learn to decode this secret language with lettering designer Martina Flor as she explains how altering the shapes, colors and textures of letters changes how we perceive them. (In Spanish with English subtitles)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/lqElcGxRk9U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2017
What makes something go viral? | Dao Nguyen
00:10:25
What's the secret to making content people love? Join BuzzFeed's Publisher Dao Nguyen for a glimpse at how her team creates their tempting quizzes, lists and videos -- and learn more about how they've developed a system to understand how people use content to connect and create culture.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/vaklJqdOWsE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2017
The gift of words | Javed Akhtar
00:10:00
"Do you know what I mean?" Legendary poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar asks why we seem to be losing our power to use words -- and inspires us to better understand and communicate with one another using this near-magical tool that carries our culture across generations. (In Hindi with English subtitles)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/APkln8MZ1pI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2017
The next generation of African architects and designers | Christian Benimana
00:12:57
Christian Benimana wants to build a network of architects who can help Africa's booming cities flourish in sustainable, equitable ways -- balancing growth with values that are uniquely African. From Nigeria to Burkina Faso and beyond, he shares examples of architecture bringing communities together. A pan-African movement of architects, designers and engineers on the continent and in diaspora are learning from and inspiring each other, and Benimana invites us to imagine future African cities as the most resilient, socially inclusive places on earth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/ua1TdSlgA3E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 21, 2017
Inside Africa's thriving art scene | Touria El Glaoui
00:07:57
Art fair curator Touria El Glaoui is on a mission to showcase vital new art from African nations and the diaspora. She shares beautiful, inspiring, thrilling contemporary art that tells powerful stories of African identity and history -- including works by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj and Zimbabwean painter Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. "It is really through art that we can regain our sense of agency and empowerment," El Glaoui says. "It is through art that we can really tell our own story."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/_gJxcfNitJU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2018
How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier
00:13:40
Do you have a favorite T-shirt or pair of jeans that transforms you and makes you feel confident -- makes you feel like you? That's because what you wear can affect your mood, your health and your self-esteem, says fashion designer Mindy Scheier. Inspired by her son, who was born with a degenerative disorder that makes it hard for him to dress himself or wear clothing with buttons or zippers, Scheier set out to make clothing that works for everyone, including the differently abled. Learn more about how she's made fashion history by producing the world's first mainstream adaptive clothing line.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/pdUjXaBg0Ws" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2018
Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair | George Steinmetz
00:10:44
George Steinmetz's spectacular photos show Africa from the air, taken from the world's slowest, lightest aircraft. Join Steinmetz to discover the surprising historical, ecological and sociopolitical patterns that emerge when you go low and slow in a flying lawn chair.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wMqezHgfv44" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2018
Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade
00:11:00
Artist and poet Cleo Wade recites a moving poem about being an advocate for love and acceptance in a time when both seem in short supply. Woven between stories of people at the beginning and end of their lives, she shares some truths about growing up (and speaking up) and reflects on the wisdom of a life well-lived, leaving us with a simple yet enduring takeaway: be good to yourself, be good to others, be good to the earth. "The world will say to you, 'Be a better person,'" Wade says. "Do not be afraid to say, 'Yes.'"<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/UPcZ_ifhevY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 19, 2018
The search for "aha!" moments | Matt Goldman
00:14:11
In 1988, Matt Goldman co-founded Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stunts. The show works on the premise that certain conditions can create "aha moments" -- moments of surprise, learning and exuberance -- frequent and intentional rather than random and occasional. Now Goldman is working to apply the lessons learned from Blue Man Group to education, creating Blue School, a school that balances academic mastery, creative thinking and self and social intelligence. "We need to cultivate safe and conducive conditions for new and innovative ideas to evolve and thrive," Goldman says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/9cHHIk5DGx0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2018
How architecture can create dignity for all | John Cary
00:13:33
If architect and writer John Cary has his way, women will never need to stand in pointlessly long bathroom lines again. Lines like these are representative of a more serious issue, Cary says: the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people feel valued, respected, honored and seen -- but the flip side is also true. Cary calls for architects and designers to expand their ranks and commit to serving the public good, not just the privileged few. "Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a questions of aesthetics," he says. "They literally shape our ideas about who we are in the world and what we deserve." And we all deserve better.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/kDNbGzgvO2A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2018
Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé Oyéjidé
00:04:54
"To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow Walé Oyéjidé. With his label Ikiré Jones (you'll see their work in Marvel's "Black Panther"), he uses classic design to showcase the elegance and grace of often-marginalized groups, in beautifully cut clothing that tells a story.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Fg8L-q_VCLw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2018
3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem | Amit Kalra
00:09:47
What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit Kalra wants to fix it. He shares some creative ways the industry can evolve to be more conscientious about the environment -- and gain a competitive advantage at the same time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/pq41nqDDC_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2018
How fashion helps us express who we are -- and what we stand for | Kaustav Dey
00:12:33
No one thinks twice about a woman wearing blue jeans in New York City -- but when Nobel laureate Malala wears them, it's a political act. Around the globe, individuality can be a crime, and clothing can be a form of protest. In a talk about the power of what we wear, Kaustav Dey examines how fashion gives us a nonverbal language of dissent and encourages us to embrace our authentic selves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/SbZJSE_-CzM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2018
The radical beauty of Africa, in portraits | Iké Udé
00:13:23
Throughout his colorful career and bodies of work, Iké Udé has found creative ways to reject the negative portrayal of Africans rampant in Western media. In this tour of his work, he shares evocative portraits that blend clothing, props and poses from many cultures at once into sharp takes on the varied, complex beauty of Africa.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/InXJgvjSeIM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 12, 2018
What soccer can teach us about freedom | Marc Bamuthi Joseph
00:05:41
"Soccer is the only thing on this planet that we can all agree to do together," says theater maker and TED Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Through his performances and an engagement initiative called "Moving and Passing," Joseph combines music, dance and soccer to reveal accessible, joyful connections between the arts and sports. Learn more about how he's using the beautiful game to foster community and highlight issues facing immigrants.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Ej6KNMB6alA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 05, 2018
How I use art to bridge misunderstanding | Adong Judith
00:05:00
Director and playwright Adong Judith creates provocative art that sparks dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. In this quick but powerful talk, the TED Fellow details her work -- including the play "Silent Voices," which brought victims of the Northern Ugandan war against Joseph Kony's rebel group together with political, religious and cultural leaders for transformative talks. "Listening to one another will not magically solve all problems," Judith says. "But it will give a chance to create avenues to start to work together to solve many of humanity's problems."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/h41gDwWILpY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2018
How the arts help homeless youth heal and build | Malika Whitley
00:06:28
Malika Whitley is the founder of ChopArt, an organization for homeless teens focused on mentorship, dignity and opportunity through the arts. In this moving, personal talk, she shares her story of homelessness and finding her voice through arts -- and her mission to provide a creative outlet for others who have been pushed to the margins of society.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/7fms59sIKjY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 11, 2018
Visions of Africa's future, from African filmmakers | Dayo Ogunyemi
00:11:45
By expanding boundaries, exploring possibilities and conveying truth, films have helped change Africa's reality (even before "Black Panther"). Dayo Ogunyemi invites us to imagine Africa's future through the lens of inspiring filmmakers from across the continent, showing us how they can inspire Africa to make a hundred-year leap.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/Ft1i1NKJXqg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2018
Why theater is essential to democracy | Oskar Eustis
00:13:10
Truth comes from the collision of different ideas, and theater plays an essential role in showing us that truth, says legendary artistic director Oskar Eustis. In this powerful talk, Eustis outlines his plan to reach (and listen to) people in places across the US where the theater, like many other institutions, has turned its back -- like the deindustrialized Rust Belt. "Our job is to try to hold up a vision to America that shows not only who all of us are individually, but that welds us back into the commonality that we need to be," Eustis says. "That's what the theater is supposed to do."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/uyE2lASFLiM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2018