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29 sept. 2011

On nurturing creativity: Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. Watch her presentation below, or by clicking here to make use of its interactive transcript.

21 sept. 2011

The 4 ways sound affects us: Julian Treasure

Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan offices by clicking here. You can read its interactive transcript on the homepage too.

Or you can directly watch the video below, without the transcript. Have a good time.

20 sept. 2011

The danger of a single story: Chimamanda Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. Watch this fascinating presentation by clicking here (you´ll be able to read its Interactive Transcript as you follow the presentation on TED´s homepage); or by watching the presentation below (without transcript).

The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion. You can also read this presentation using the Interactive Transcript on the right when the presentation is running. Click here (TED´s homepage) for a very good time, or you can watch the same presentation without the interactive transcript below.