TEDTalks Art

TEDTalks Art

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TEDTalks Art

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.
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Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis Dec 21, 2018 Listen Download
A lesson on looking | Amy Herman Dec 6, 2018 Listen Download
The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero | Gabby Rivera Nov 29, 2018 Listen Download
How I accidentally changed the way movies get made | Franklin Leonard Nov 7, 2018 Listen Download
My quest to defy gravity and fly | Elizabeth Streb Oct 25, 2018 Listen Download
3 ways to create a space that moves you, from a Broadway set designer | David Korins Oct 9, 2018 Listen Download
Intimate photos of a senior love triangle | Isadora Kosofsky Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
"Chasms" | Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
How to build a thriving music scene in your city | Elizabeth Cawein Sep 27, 2018 Listen Download
"Wild Women" | Sunni Patterson Aug 31, 2018 Listen Download
Why art thrives at Burning Man | Nora Atkinson Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
How art can shape America's conversation about freedom | Dread Scott Aug 27, 2018 Listen Download
"Interpassion" / "Ba$$in" | Yelle Aug 20, 2018 Listen Download
You are fluent in this language (and don't even know it) | Christoph Niemann Jul 27, 2018 Listen Download
The genius behind some of the world's most famous buildings | Renzo Piano Jul 13, 2018 Listen Download
The symbols of systemic racism -- and how to take away their power | Paul Rucker Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
Why theater is essential to democracy | Oskar Eustis Jun 4, 2018 Listen Download
Visions of Africa's future, from African filmmakers | Dayo Ogunyemi Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
How the arts help homeless youth heal and build | Malika Whitley Apr 11, 2018 Listen Download
How I use art to bridge misunderstanding | Adong Judith Mar 19, 2018 Listen Download
Why must artists be poor? | Hadi Eldebek Mar 15, 2018 Listen Download
The radical beauty of Africa, in portraits | Iké Udé Mar 12, 2018 Listen Download
How fashion helps us express who we are -- and what we stand for | Kaustav Dey Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
What soccer can teach us about freedom | Marc Bamuthi Joseph Mar 5, 2018 Listen Download
3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem | Amit Kalra Feb 15, 2018 Listen Download
Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé Oyéjidé Feb 15, 2018 Listen Download
How architecture can create dignity for all | John Cary Feb 7, 2018 Listen Download
Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair | George Steinmetz Jan 24, 2018 Listen Download
Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade Jan 19, 2018 Listen Download
The search for "aha!" moments | Matt Goldman Jan 16, 2018 Listen Download
How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier Jan 9, 2018 Listen Download
Inside Africa's thriving art scene | Touria El Glaoui Jan 8, 2018 Listen Download
The next generation of African architects and designers | Christian Benimana Dec 21, 2017 Listen Download
The gift of words | Javed Akhtar Dec 18, 2017 Listen Download
What makes something go viral? | Dao Nguyen Dec 7, 2017 Listen Download
The secret language of letter design | Martina Flor Dec 5, 2017 Listen Download
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët Nov 17, 2017 Listen Download
Sci-fi stories that imagine a future Africa | Nnedi Okorafor Nov 1, 2017 Listen Download
The future of storytelling | Cyndi Stivers Oct 30, 2017 Listen Download
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina Oct 19, 2017 Listen Download
The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer Oct 10, 2017 Listen Download
Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane Sep 15, 2017 Listen Download
How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance Coughenour Aug 31, 2017 Listen Download
Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu Aug 29, 2017 Listen Download
"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu Senbanjo Aug 25, 2017 Listen Download
A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte Aug 23, 2017 Listen Download
7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe Aug 17, 2017 Listen Download
How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack Conte Aug 16, 2017 Listen Download
A dance to honor Mother Earth | Canku One Star Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
How your brain decides what is beautiful | Anjan Chatterjee Aug 8, 2017 Listen Download
The stories behind The New Yorker's iconic covers | Françoise Mouly Aug 3, 2017 Listen Download
Can art amend history? | Titus Kaphar Aug 1, 2017 Listen Download
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace Kim Jul 24, 2017 Listen Download
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke Jun 21, 2017 Listen Download
12 truths I learned from life and writing | Anne Lamott Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
Why glass towers are bad for city life -- and what we need instead | Justin Davidson Jun 6, 2017 Listen Download
Poetry, music and identity | Jorge Drexler May 10, 2017 Listen Download
How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak Hariri Apr 17, 2017 Listen Download
A young poet tells the story of Darfur | Emtithal Mahmoud Mar 31, 2017 Listen Download
Should we simplify spelling? | Karina Galperin Mar 16, 2017 Listen Download
Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig Mar 10, 2017 Listen Download
The data behind Hollywood's sexism | Stacy Smith Feb 24, 2017 Listen Download
Buildings that blend nature and city | Jeanne Gang Jan 24, 2017 Listen Download
Art made of the air we breathe | Emily Parsons-Lord Jan 19, 2017 Listen Download
How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks Oct 26, 2016 Listen Download
Ballroom dance that breaks gender roles | Jeff Fox Oct 14, 2016 Listen Download
Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds | Melissa Walker Oct 12, 2016 Listen Download
The spellbinding art of human anatomy | Vanessa Ruiz Aug 26, 2016 Listen Download
A project of peace, painted across 50 buildings | eL Seed Jul 19, 2016 Listen Download
My love letter to cosplay | Adam Savage Jul 15, 2016 Listen Download
Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent | Safwat Saleem Jul 7, 2016 Listen Download
Every piece of art you've ever wanted to see -- up close and searchable | Amit Sood Jun 7, 2016 Listen Download
The passing of time, caught in a single photo | Stephen Wilkes Jun 3, 2016 Listen Download
My journey from Marine to actor | Matt Johnson May 27, 2016 Listen Download
Drawings that show the beauty and fragility of Earth | Zaria Forman May 25, 2016 Listen Download
An artist's unflinching look at racial violence | Sanford Biggers May 11, 2016 Listen Download
Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers | Alice Rawsthorn May 3, 2016 Listen Download
Insightful human portraits made from data | R. Luke DuBois Apr 26, 2016 Listen Download
Wisdom from great writers on every year of life | Joshua Prager Apr 19, 2016 Listen Download
The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life | Danielle Feinberg Apr 6, 2016 Listen Download
The beauty of human skin in every color | Angélica Dass Mar 28, 2016 Listen Download
Dive into an ocean photographer's world | Thomas Peschak Feb 29, 2016 Listen Download
How I'm discovering the secrets of ancient texts | Gregory Heyworth Feb 10, 2016 Listen Download
The unheard story of the Sistine Chapel | Elizabeth Lev Jan 22, 2016 Listen Download
Why great architecture should tell a story | Ole Scheeren Jan 14, 2016 Listen Download
An underwater art museum, teeming with life | Jason deCaires Taylor Dec 22, 2015 Listen Download
Forget shopping. Soon you'll download your new clothes | Danit Peleg Dec 8, 2015 Listen Download
An art made of trust, vulnerability and connection | Marina Abramović Nov 30, 2015 Listen Download
My year reading a book from every country in the world | Ann Morgan Nov 23, 2015 Listen Download
Art that lets you talk back to NSA spies | Mathias Jud Oct 29, 2015 Listen Download
Stunning photos of the endangered Everglades | Mac Stone Sep 30, 2015 Listen Download
A journey through the mind of an artist | Dustin Yellin Aug 21, 2015 Listen Download
A secret memorial for civilian casualties | Matt Kenyon Aug 13, 2015 Listen Download
Street art with a message of hope and peace | eL Seed Jul 23, 2015 Listen Download
This is what enduring love looks like | Alec Soth Jul 15, 2015 Listen Download
The art of first impressions -- in design and life | Chip Kidd Jun 23, 2015 Listen Download
A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender | Lee Mokobe Jun 12, 2015 Listen Download
One woman, five characters, and a sex lesson from the future | Sarah Jones Jun 9, 2015 Listen Download
Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed | Roman Mars May 14, 2015 Listen Download
Magical houses, made of bamboo | Elora Hardy May 12, 2015 Listen Download
The dancer, the singer, the cellist ... and a moment of creative magic | Somi May 6, 2015 Listen Download
There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help | Alison Killing Mar 30, 2015 Listen Download
How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art | Theaster Gates Mar 26, 2015 Listen Download
Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you | Marc Kushner Mar 10, 2015 Listen Download
How to go to space, without having to go to space | Angelo Vermeulen Feb 19, 2015 Listen Download
Old books reborn as art | Brian Dettmer Feb 6, 2015 Listen Download
The beauty and diversity of Muslim life | Bassam Tariq Jan 30, 2015 Listen Download
Trash cart superheroes | Mundano Dec 19, 2014 Listen Download
The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive | Thomas Hellum Dec 10, 2014 Listen Download
A dance in a hurricane of paper, wind and light | Aakash Odedra Dec 5, 2014 Listen Download
How painting can transform communities | Haas&Hahn Nov 7, 2014 Listen Download
My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process | Alejandro Aravena Nov 6, 2014 Listen Download
How to reinvent the apartment building | Moshe Safdie Sep 26, 2014 Listen Download
Wry photos that turn stereotypes upside down | Uldus Bakhtiozina Sep 12, 2014 Listen Download
Everyday objects, tragic histories | Ziyah Gafić Aug 22, 2014 Listen Download
How I brought a river, and my city, back to life | Aziza Chaouni Aug 19, 2014 Listen Download
Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea | Shih Chieh Huang Jul 16, 2014 Listen Download
Why people need poetry | Stephen Burt Jun 4, 2014 Listen Download
Success, failure and the drive to keep creating | Elizabeth Gilbert Apr 25, 2014 Listen Download
Embrace the near win | Sarah Lewis Apr 21, 2014 Listen Download
My life in typefaces | Matthew Carter Apr 18, 2014 Listen Download
To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering | Bran Ferren Mar 25, 2014 Listen Download
My DNA vending machine | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo Mar 6, 2014 Listen Download
Art that craves your attention | Aparna Rao Feb 7, 2014 Listen Download
How architectural innovations migrate across borders | Teddy Cruz Feb 5, 2014 Listen Download
Why massive open online courses (still) matter | Anant Agarwal Jan 27, 2014 Listen Download
How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art | Luke Syson Jan 16, 2014 Listen Download
Profit’s not always the point | Harish Manwani Jan 13, 2014 Listen Download
To hear this music you have to be there. Literally | Ryan Holladay Jan 10, 2014 Listen Download
The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives | Krista Donaldson Dec 19, 2013 Listen Download
How to build with clay ... and community | Diébédo Francis Kéré Dec 10, 2013 Listen Download
Design with the blind in mind | Chris Downey Nov 12, 2013 Listen Download
The art of bow-making | Dong Woo Jang Nov 1, 2013 Listen Download
Architecture at home in its community | Xavier Vilalta Oct 25, 2013 Listen Download
Who am I? Think again | Yuyu Rau Oct 18, 2013 Listen Download
Psychedelic science | Fabian Oefner Oct 3, 2013 Listen Download
Mapping ideas worth spreading | Sean Gourley Sep 18, 2013 Listen Download
The museum of you | Jake Barton Sep 10, 2013 Listen Download
Your body is my canvas | Alexa Meade Sep 6, 2013 Listen Download
Design for all 5 senses | Jinsop Lee Aug 6, 2013 Listen Download
Cloudy with a chance of joy | Gavin Pretor-Pinney Jul 16, 2013 Listen Download
Why we should build wooden skyscrapers | Michael Green Jul 9, 2013 Listen Download
Photos from a storm chaser | Camille Seaman Jun 21, 2013 Listen Download
How I made an impossible film | Martin Villeneuve Jun 7, 2013 Listen Download
Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA | Paola Antonelli May 28, 2013 Listen Download
Architecture for the people by the people | Alastair Parvin May 23, 2013 Listen Download
Embrace the shake | Phil Hansen May 21, 2013 Listen Download
The invisible man | Liu Bolin May 15, 2013 Listen Download
"High School Training Ground" | Malcolm London May 8, 2013 Listen Download
The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado May 1, 2013 Listen Download
My journey to yo-yo mastery | BLACK Apr 19, 2013 Listen Download
Be an artist, right now! | Young-ha Kim Feb 15, 2013 Listen Download
Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair | Sue Austin Jan 8, 2013 Listen Download
Before I die I want to ... | Candy Chang Nov 23, 2012 Listen Download
The arts festival revolution | David Binder Nov 16, 2012 Listen Download
The beautiful nano details of our world | Gary Greenberg Nov 7, 2012 Listen Download
Metal that breathes | Doris Kim Sung Oct 25, 2012 Listen Download
The secret lives of paintings | Maurizio Seracini Oct 12, 2012 Listen Download
Weaving narratives in museum galleries | Thomas P. Campbell Oct 5, 2012 Listen Download
Making sense of maps | Aris Venetikidis Sep 29, 2012 Listen Download
Why architects need to use their ears | Julian Treasure Sep 18, 2012 Listen Download
A choreographer's creative process in real time | Wayne McGregor Sep 14, 2012 Listen Download
Sculpted space, within and without | Antony Gormley Sep 7, 2012 Listen Download
The art of creating awe | Rob Legato Aug 17, 2012 Listen Download
Design for people, not awards | Timothy Prestero Aug 16, 2012 Listen Download
Building unimaginable shapes | Michael Hansmeyer Jul 27, 2012 Listen Download
Finding the story inside the painting | Tracy Chevalier Jul 25, 2012 Listen Download
Capturing memories in video art | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo Jul 15, 2012 Listen Download
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss | James Balog Sep 8, 2009 Listen Download
My wish: Let my photographs bear witness | James Nachtwey Apr 3, 2007 Listen Download

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