Playlist TEDActives Finest

(TED is on its annual two-week vacation. During the break, we’re posting playlists from the TEDTalks archive. We’ll be back with new talks on August 29th.)

Today’s playlist are some of our favorite TEDTalks to come out from TEDActive in sunny Palm Springs, California.

Sebastian Wernicke shares a hilarious statistical analysis of TEDTalks to come up with a metric for creating “the optimum TEDTalk”.

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Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave a paralyzed street artist the means to make art again.

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Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death.

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Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that’s short and bittersweet 😉

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Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. Her talk is a meditation on conscious consumption — wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity.

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Tom Morello aka The Nightwatchman of Rage Against the Machine, came out to TEDActive’s Grand Party in the desert and pulled out all the stops on the first song.

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Playlist by the TEDActive team.