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Hot-Air Balloons At Ted Talks

Michael Drew | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media
Michael Drew

I've been at TED Talks, and I've watched many, many of them and, you know what? I get the feeling that the formulaic is replacing the fresh.

Benjamin Bratton to TED: 'More Copernicus, Less Tony Robbins' (VIDEO)

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Shana Ting Lipton

I was reading The Guardian when I happened upon an editorial that intelligently criticized the popular TED conferences. Its premise -- that TED's dumbed-down, pop-intellectual, Gladwellian talks weren't doing our already devolving culture any favors -- struck a personal chord.

TEDwomen 2010: "Reshaping the Future"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Marcia G. Yerman

When it was announced that the TED enterprise -- which features global conferences with idea innovators and change agents -- was gearing up to present a TEDwomen conference, there was immediate push back.

Separate Still Isn't Equal: Sexism Among TED Conferences

CV Harquail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
CV Harquail

From an organization that claims to be all about cutting-edge ideas, TED's decision to create a separate women's conference to address sexism displays simplistic, outdated, and unenlightened thinking.

A Little Nutrition For Our Media Diet

Daniella Vitale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniella Vitale

American Idol, the Super Bowl, are the Oscars are welcome diversions, but ultimately voyeuristic pleasures that need to be balanced with equally substantive media content. Thankfully, there is an antidote: TED.