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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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    • 4.1 • 234 Ratings

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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    How poetry unlocked my superpowers | Keenan Scott II

    How poetry unlocked my superpowers | Keenan Scott II

    Keenan Scott Il's passion for words, stories and superheroes fueled his journey to becoming a celebrated playwright, producer, director and actor. Showing how language can illuminate the superhero in all of us, Scott performs three spoken word pieces that seamlessly weave together literary devices like simile, assonance and slant rhyme, sharing the talent he's cultivated despite the obstacles (read: kryptonite).

    • 13 min
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    How to keep your hometown from becoming a ghost town | John Paget

    How to keep your hometown from becoming a ghost town | John Paget

    "My very first film was about a town that disappeared," says documentarian John Paget. It was the beginning of a lifelong fascination with cities and towns across the US that experienced slow-motion declines -- but managed to stage a comeback after an era of demise. From the closure of the iconic Route 66 to the roller-coaster history of Buffalo, New York, Paget reveals the power of sharing your town's "civic story" to spark local revitalization.

    • 15 min
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    Ancient Pompeii's hidden messages, preserved in graffiti | Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons

    Ancient Pompeii's hidden messages, preserved in graffiti | Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons

    Take a graffiti tour through ancient Pompeii with Roman archaeologist Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons and discover what 2,000-year-old scribblings from antiquity can teach us about life in modern times. A fascinating reminder of what we leave behind for future generations.

    • 15 min
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    3 stories of Pakistani resilience, told in film | Jawad Sharif

    3 stories of Pakistani resilience, told in film | Jawad Sharif

    TED Fellow Jawad Sharif was born with a rebellious streak -- and he's used it in his documentary films to amplify the unheard voices of Pakistan. Sharing three stories of everyday heroes -- a high-altitude mountaineer, a folk musician of a bygone instrument and the country's first transgender doctor -- Sharif shows how documentaries can be a space for both creation and defiance.

    • 4 min
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    The one question every aspiring leader needs to ask | Constance Hockaday

    The one question every aspiring leader needs to ask | Constance Hockaday

    What does inclusive leadership look like? Artist and TED Fellow Constance Hockaday shares how the captain of a trans-Atlantic community raft taught her how to voice her hopes and desires, inspiring a vision of possibility for the future. Hockaday calls for mentors everywhere to step up and invites aspiring leaders to answer one crucial question in order to unlock their agency and power.

    • 6 min
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    A creative approach to community climate action | Xavier Cortada

    A creative approach to community climate action | Xavier Cortada

    When he learned of the threat that rising sea levels posed to his coastal hometown of Miami, Florida, eco-artist Xavier Cortada founded a movement around beautifully designed elevation markers highlighting the risk of flood damage. The collaborative art project quickly mobilized action -- and excited some controversy. Watch as Cortada offers a creative vision of community organizing inspired by art that engages, educates and empowers.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

imahalfblood ,

Not bad

The fashion and some architecture ones are sorta boring. Take it with a grain of salt, though. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

veveyone ,

Favorite Talk to date:

JR

A wonderfully rich story-telling project supporting the effectiveness and beauty of art in the hands of a thoughtful and talented artist, as he tears down walls and rebuilds communication by default, improving the quality of lives for individuals lacking a voice.
JR created a path for these inmates to be heard and seen.

Hotdawgz ,

:)

I like the newest one

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