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TEDTalks Art

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.

What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones
What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones 2017/10/24, 18:53
What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones
What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones
What we see in movies matters: it affects our hobbies, our career choices, our emotions and even our identities. Right now, we don't see enough women on screen or behind the camera -- but waiting for Hollywood to grow a conscience isn't going to fix the problem, says Naomi McDougall Jones. Join forces with the actor and activist as she outlines her four-point plan for a total representation revolution in Hollywood.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/nKHr5Bfbwio" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina 2017/10/19, 18:54
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism, where anyone can become something else.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/j9n4XrwAFNc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer
The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer 2017/10/11, 00:00
The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer
The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer
Artist Eric Dyer spent years working at a computer to produce images for the screen. Longing to get his hands back on his work, he began exploring the zoetrope, a popular 19th-century device that was used to create the illusion of motion long before the arrival of film. In this vibrant talk, he showcases his resulting art inventions: spinning sculptures and that evoke beautiful, dreamlike scenes. (Warning: This talk includes flashing images and lights. Those who are photosensitive or have seizures trigged by strobes are advised to avoid.)<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/LFcv-AhNLx4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane
Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane 2017/09/15, 19:08
Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane
Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane
In the century-old statues that occupy Cape Town, Sethembile Mzesane didn't see anything that looked like her own reality. So she became a living sculpture herself, standing for hours on end in public spaces dressed in symbolic costumes, to reclaim the city and its public spaces for her community. In this powerful, tour-de-force talk, she shares the stories and motivation behind her mesmerizing performance art.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/wCtYpClJufo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance Coughenour
How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance Coughenour 2017/09/01, 00:00
How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance Coughenour
How your pictures can help reclaim lost history | Chance Coughenour
Digital archaeologist Chance Coughenour is using pictures -- your pictures -- to reclaim antiquities that have been lost to conflict and disaster. After crowdsourcing photographs of destroyed monuments, museums and artifacts, Coughenour uses advanced technology called photogrammetry to create 3D reconstructions, preserving the memory of our global, shared, human heritage. Find out more about how you can help celebrate and safeguard history that's being lost.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/CjU-Hj9g3IU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu
Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu 2017/08/29, 18:36
Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu
Fun, fierce and fantastical African art | Wanuri Kahiu
We're so used to narratives out of Africa being about war, poverty and devastation, says TED Fellow Wanuri Kahiu. Where's the fun? Introducing "AfroBubbleGum" -- African art that's vibrant, lighthearted and without a political agenda. Rethink the value of all that is unserious as Kahiu explains why we need art that captures the full range of human experiences to tell the stories of Africa.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WFoT0vNdHC0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu Senbanjo
"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu Senbanjo 2017/08/25, 18:57
"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu Senbanjo
"The Sacred Art of the Ori" | Laolu Senbanjo
Every artist has a name, and every artist has a story. Laolu Senbanjo's story started in Nigeria, where he was surrounded by the culture and mythology of the Yoruba, and brought him to law school, to New York and eventually to work on Beyoncé's "Lemonade." He shares what he calls "The Sacred Art of the Ori," art that uses skin as canvas and connects artist and muse through mind, body and soul.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/aKwtHzHmAhY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte
A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte 2017/08/23, 18:55
A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte
A lyrical bridge between past, present and future | David Whyte
With his signature charm and searching insight, David Whyte meditates on the frontiers of the past, present and future, sharing two poems inspired by his niece's hike along El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/spDxs_QVH-o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe
7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe 2017/08/17, 18:53
7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe
7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe
More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that's focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/WCUKQnFpOZ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack Conte
How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack Conte 2017/08/16, 19:00
How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack Conte
How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age | Jack Conte
It's been a weird 100 years for artists and creators, says musician and entrepreneur Jack Conte. The traditional ways we've turned art into money (like record sales) have been broken by the internet, leaving musicians, writers and artists wondering how to make a living. With Patreon, Conte has created a way for artists on the internet to get paid by their fans. Could payment platforms like this change what it means to be an artist in the digital age?<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTArts/~4/tD1vkVMZNMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>