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The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

The complex geometry of Islamic design – Eric Broug

In Islamic culture, geometry is everywhere. You can find it in mosques, madrasas, palaces and private homes. This tradition began in the 8th century CE during the early history of Islam, when craftsmen took preexisting motifs from Roman and Persian cultures and developed them into new forms of visual expression. This period of history was […]

Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity

Jason Clay: How big brands can help save biodiversity

I grew up on a small farm in Missouri. We lived on less than a dollar a day for about 15 years. I got a scholarship, went to university, studied international agriculture, studied anthropology, and decided I was going to give back. I was going to work with small farmers. I was going to help […]

Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed | Roman Mars

Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you’ve never noticed | Roman Mars

I know what you’re thinking: “Why does that guy get to sit down?” That’s because this is radio. (Music) I tell radio stories about design, and I report on all kinds of stories: buildings and toothbrushes, mascots and wayfinding and fonts. My mission is to get people to engage with the design that they care […]

Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day

Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So, I’m an artist. I live in New York, and I’ve been working in advertising for — ever since I left school, so about seven, eight years now, and it was draining. I worked a lot of late nights. I worked a lot of weekends, and I found myself […]

The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington – Michelle Mehrtens

On March 3, 1913, protesters parted for the woman in white: dressed in a flowing cape and sitting astride a white horse, the activist Inez Milholland was hard to miss. She was riding at the helm of the Women’s Suffrage Parade- the first mass protest for a woman’s right to vote on a national scale. […]

The hidden meanings in kids’ movies | Colin Stokes | TEDxBeaconStreet

The hidden meanings in kids’ movies | Colin Stokes | TEDxBeaconStreet

Translator: Luis Javier Salvador Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard You know, my favorite part of being a dad is the movies I get to watch. I love sharing my favorite movies with my kids and when my daughter was four, we got to watch “The Wizard of Oz” together. Totally dominated her imagination for months. Her favorite […]

Chris Anderson (Wired): Technology’s Long Tail

Chris Anderson (Wired): Technology’s Long Tail

I’d like to speak about technology trends, which is something that many of you follow — but we also follow, for related reasons. Obviously, being a technology magazine, technology trends are something that we write about and need to know about. But also it’s part of being any monthly magazine — you live in the […]

Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. | Cameron Russell

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Hi. My name is Cameron Russell, and for the last little while, I’ve been a model. Actually, for 10 years. And I feel like there’s an uncomfortable tension in the room right now because I should not have worn this dress. (Laughter) So luckily, I brought an outfit change. […]

Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”? – Dan Van der Vieren

Can you solve “Einstein’s Riddle”? – Dan Van der Vieren

Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving this list of clues. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Let’s give it a shot. The world’s rarest fish has been stolen from the […]

Tackling homelessness through direct action | Charles-Edouard  Vincent | TEDxHECParis

Tackling homelessness through direct action | Charles-Edouard Vincent | TEDxHECParis

It is obvious that somebody who has spent ten years on the streets cannot get a job. He is living outside, very often dirty, with many drug or alcohol addictions. Very often with a mental disease, among others. And among everything, [experimenting] such a social exclusion that makes him just unemployable. So many social workers […]