Tag Archives: TED

Scaling the Anti-Summit 2015

Created by the tireless Craig Hatkoff (of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Disruptor Foundation) and his equally gifted partners at RELEVENTS, the first ever Anti-Summit debuted last week across two days and a variety of venues and vantage points in Tribeca and Brooklyn, New York.

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BEST OF TED: Brain-to-Brain Communication Has Arrived. How We Did It

You may remember neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis — he built the brain-controlled exoskeleton that allowed a paralyzed man to kick the first ball of the 2014 World Cup. What’s he working on now? Building ways for two minds (rats and monkeys, for now) to send messages brain to brain. Watch to the end for an experiment that, as he says, will go to "the limit of your imagination."

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BEST OF TED: Why Truly Innovative Science Demands a Leap into the Unknown

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from question to answer, but as something more creative. It's a message that will resonate, no matter what your field.

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Social Soul – An Immersive Digital Experience

Social Soul is an immersive digital experience inspired by the question: how does it feel to be inside someone else's social media stream? MKG collaborated with artists' Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald to design an experience that brings to life a user's Twitter stream in a larger-than-life structure where their social media profile is on display in a 360-degree stream of monitors, mirrors and sound.

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