Friday, May 02, 2008

Top TEDTalks

If you haven't discovered TEDTalks, do so NOW! Below are the top 100 talks - there are SO many more - they're only 10-25 minutes long, so if you get a chance, watch one every now and then - you won't regret it!


1. Al Gore on averting climate crisis
2. David Pogue says "Simplicity sells"
3. Majora Carter's tale of urban renewal
4. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
5. Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen
6. Joshua Prince-Ramus on Seattle's library
7. Julia Sweeney on letting go of God
8. Rick Warren on a life of purpose
9. Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture
10. Jehane Noujaim inspires a global day of film
11. Larry Brilliant wants to stop pandemics
12. Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child
13. Jeff Han demos his breakthrough touchscreen
14. Sirena Huang dazzles on violin
15. Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic
16. Amy Smith shares simple, lifesaving design
17. Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs
18. Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning
19. Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia
20. Mena Trott tours her blog-world
21. Ze Frank's nerdcore comedy
22. Helen Fisher tells us why we love, cheat
23. Eve Ensler on happiness in body and soul
24. David Deutsch on our place in the cosmos
25. Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce
26. Steven Levitt analyzes crack economics
27. Eva Vertes looks to the future of medicine
28. Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging
29. Jacqueline Novogratz invests in ending poverty
30. Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty
31. Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states
32. Sasa Vucinic invests in free press
33. Burt Rutan sees the future of space
34. Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole
35. Edward Burtynsky on manufactured landscapes
36. Robert Fischell on medical inventing
37. Bono's call to action for Africa
38. Michael Shermer on believing strange things
39. Peter Donnelly shows how stats fool juries
40. Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves
41. Ray Kurzweil on how technology will transform us
42. Gregory Colbert on "Ashes and Snow"
43. Peter Gabriel fights injustice with video
44. Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet
45. Rives controls the Internet
46. Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success
47. Bjorn Lomborg sets global priorities
48. Robert Neuwirth on our "shadow cities"
49. Phil Borges on endangered cultures
50. Wade Davis on endangered cultures
51. Martin Rees asks: Is this our final century?
52. Robert Wright on optimism
53. Steven Johnson tours the Ghost Map
54. Charles Leadbeater on innovation
55. Pilobolus perform "Symbiosis"
56. Anna Deavere Smith's American character
57. Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs
58. Saul Griffith on everyday inventions
59. Carl Honore praises slowness
60. Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice
61. Dan Dennett's response to Pastor Rick Warren
62. James Nachtwey's searing pictures of war
63. Bill Clinton on rebuilding Rwanda
64. E.O. Wilson on saving life on Earth
65. Chris Bangle says great cars are Art
66. Craig Venter on DNA and the sea
67. Dean Kamen on inventing and giving
68. Jane Goodall on what separates us from the apes
69. Golan Levin on software (as) art
70. Janine Benyus shares nature's designs
71. Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do
72. Seth Godin on sliced bread
73. Thom Mayne on architecture as connection
74. Vik Muniz makes art with wire, sugar
75. James Watson on how he discovered DNA
76. Frans Lanting's lyrical nature photos
77. Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?
78. Paul Bennett finds design in the details
79. Nick Bostrom on our biggest problems
80. Stefan Sagmeister shares happy design
81. Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future
82. Nora York sings "What I Want"
83. Susan Savage-Rumbaugh on apes that write
84. Sheila Patek clocks the fastest animals
85. Al Seckel says our brains are mis-wired
86. Juan Enriquez on genomics and our future
87. Richard Dawkins on our "queer" universe"
88. Dan Dennett on our consciousness
89. Caroline Lavelle casts a spell on cello
90. Jill Sobule sings to Al Gore
91. Evelyn Glennie shows how to listen
92. William McDonough on cradle to cradle design
93. Jeff Bezos on the next web innovation
94. Rives remixes TED2006
95. Eddi Reader sings about "What You've Got"
96. Eddi Reader sings "Kiteflyer's Hill"
97. Tom Honey on God and the tsunami
98. Richard Dawkins on militant atheism
99. Tom Rielly delivers a comic send-up of TED2006
100. Thomas Dolby and Rachelle Garniez

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