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David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

Duration: 11:43

David Kwong is a magician who makes crossword puzzles -- in other words, a pretty nerdy guy. And for his next trick ...

     
David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Duration: 08:03

Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.

     
Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul"

Duration: 17:38

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots -- including two musical bots that like to jam with humans.

     
Guy Hoffman: Robots with

Ryan Holladay: To hear this music you have to be there. Literally

Duration: 06:29

The music industry has sometimes struggled to find its feet in the digital world. In this lovely talk, TED Fellow Ryan Holladay tells us why he is experimenting with what he describes as "location-aware music." This programming and musical feat involves hundreds of geotagged segments of sounds that only play when a listener is physically nearby. (Filmed at TED@BCG.)

     
Ryan Holladay: To hear this music you have to be there. Literally

Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell

Duration: 15:38

Adam Savage talks about his fascination with the dodo bird, and how it led him on a strange and surprising double quest. It's an entertaining adventure through the mind of a creative obsessive.

     
Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell

Colin Powell: Kids need structure

Duration: 17:46

How can you help kids get a good start? In this heartfelt and personal talk, Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State, asks parents, friends and relatives to support children from before they even get to primary school, through community and a strong sense of responsibility. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

     
Colin Powell: Kids need structure

AJ Jacobs: The world's largest family reunion ... we're all invited!

Duration: 09:45

You may not know it yet, but AJ Jacobs is probably your cousin (many, many times removed). Using genealogy websites, he’s been following the unexpected links that make us all, however distantly, related. His goal: to throw the world’s largest family reunion. See you there?

     
AJ Jacobs: The world's largest family reunion ... we're all invited!

Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?

Duration: 07:18

What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game. Then again, when the game is "massively multiplayer thumb-wrestling," what else would you expect?

     
Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

Duration: 19:30

When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience -- and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.

     
Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

Duration: 14:13

"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.

     
Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

Rives: The Museum of Four in the Morning

Duration: 14:04

Beware: Rives has a contagious obsession with 4 a.m. At TED2007, the poet shared what was then a minor fixation with a time that kept popping up everywhere. But after the talk, emails starting pouring in with obscure, hilarious references—from the cover of "Crochet Today!" magazine to twin mentions in "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons." A lyrical peek into his Museum of Four in the Morning, which overflows with treasures.

     
Rives: The Museum of Four in the Morning

Marco Tempest: And for my next trick, a robot

Duration: 06:18

Marco Tempest uses charming stagecraft to demo EDI, the multi-purpose robot designed to work very closely with humans. Less a magic trick than an intricately choreographed performance, Tempest shows off the robot’s sensing technology, safety features and strength, and makes the case for a closer human-robot relationship. (Okay, there’s a little magic, too.)

     
Marco Tempest: And for my next trick, a robot
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