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TED: The Year in Ideas 2015

TED: The Year in Ideas 2015

What were the most powerful ideas of 2015? Watch highlight reel of the Year in Ideas.
Explore a fun, interactive playlist of the TED Talks of the year at https://yearinideas.ted.com/2015/

This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols 2015/11/09, 18:09
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols
As a gay couple in San Francisco, Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols had a relatively easy time living the way they wanted. But outside the bubble of the Bay Area, what was life like for people still lacking basic rights? They set off on a world tour in search of "Supergays," LGBT people who were doing something extraordinary in the world. In 15 countries across Africa, Asia and South America -- from India, recently home to the world's first openly gay prince, to Argentina, the first country in Latin America to grant marriage equality -- they found the inspiring stories and the courageous, resilient and proud Supergays they had been looking for.
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols 2015/11/09, 18:09
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols
This is what LGBT life is like around the world | Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols
As a gay couple in San Francisco, Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols had a relatively easy time living the way they wanted. But outside the bubble of the Bay Area, what was life like for people still lacking basic rights? They set off on a world tour in search of "Supergays," LGBT people who were doing something extraordinary in the world. In 15 countries across Africa, Asia and South America -- from India, recently home to the world's first openly gay prince, to Argentina, the first country in Latin America to grant marriage equality -- they found the inspiring stories and the courageous, resilient and proud Supergays they had been looking for.
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim 2015/10/28, 17:31
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim
Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Language and music, and she realized that sound doesn't have to be known solely through the ears -- it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea. In this endearing talk, she invites us to open our eyes and ears and participate in the rich treasure of visual language.
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim 2015/10/28, 17:31
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim
The enchanting music of sign language | Christine Sun Kim
Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim was born deaf, and she was taught to believe that sound wasn't a part of her life, that it was a hearing person's thing. Through her art, she discovered similarities between American Sign Language and music, and she realized that sound doesn't have to be known solely through the ears -- it can be felt, seen and experienced as an idea. In this endearing talk, she invites us to open our eyes and ears and participate in the rich treasure of visual language.
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg 2015/10/15, 20:02
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg
When two bodies wearing identical wetsuits washed ashore in Norway and the Netherlands, journalist Anders Fjellberg and photographer Tomm Christiansen started a search to answer the question: who were these people? What they found and reported in Norway’s “Dagbladet” is that everybody has a name, everybody has a story and everybody is someone.
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg 2015/10/15, 19:00
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg
Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories | Anders Fjellberg
When two bodies wearing identical wetsuits washed ashore in Norway and the Netherlands, journalist Anders Fjellberg and photographer Tomm Christiansen started a search to answer the question: who were these people? What they found and reported in Norway’s “Dagbladet” is that everybody has a name, everybody has a story and everybody is someone.
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman 2015/10/07, 19:00
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman
Designer and architect Neri Oxman is leading the search for ways in which digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Working at the intersection of computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering and synthetic biology, her lab is pioneering a new age of symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, our products and even our buildings.
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman 2015/10/07, 19:00
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman
Design at the intersection of technology and biology | Neri Oxman
Designer and architect Neri Oxman is leading the search for ways in which digital fabrication technologies can interact with the biological world. Working at the intersection of computational design, additive manufacturing, materials engineering and synthetic biology, her lab is pioneering a new age of symbiosis between microorganisms, our bodies, our products and even our buildings.
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson 2015/09/22, 19:40
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson
In a disturbing — but fascinating — walk through history, Frances Larson examines humanity's strange relationship with public executions … and specifically beheadings. As she shows us, they have always drawn a crowd, first in the public square and now on YouTube. What makes them horrific and compelling in equal measure?
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson 2015/09/22, 19:40
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson
Why public beheadings get millions of views | Frances Larson
In a disturbing — but fascinating — walk through history, Frances Larson examines humanity's strange relationship with public executions … and specifically beheadings. As she shows us, they have always drawn a crowd, first in the public square and now on YouTube. What makes them horrific and compelling in equal measure?