Stefan Sagmeister: Things I have learned in my life so far Rockstar designer Stefan Sagmeister delivers a short, witty talk on life lessons, expressed through surprising modes of design (including [Read more…]

Steven Pinker: Chalking it up to the blank slate Steven Pinker’s book The Blank Slate argues that all humans are born with some innate traits. Here, Pinker talks [Read more…]

Laura Trice: The power of saying thank you In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words “thank you” [Read more…]

Marvin Minsky: Health, population and the human mind Listen closely — Marvin Minsky’s arch, eclectic, charmingly offhand talk on health, overpopulation and the human mind is packed [Read more…]

Jonathan Drori: Why we don’t understand as much as we think Starting with four basic questions (that you may be surprised to find you can’t answer), Jonathan Drori looks at [Read more…]

John Walker: Re-creating great performances Imagine hearing great, departed pianists play again today, just as they would in person. John Q. Walker demonstrates how [Read more…]

Kevin Kelly: Predicting the next 5000 days of the web At the 2007 EG conference, Kevin Kelly shares a fun stat The World Wide Web, as we know it, [Read more…]

Chris Abani: Telling stories of our shared humanity Chris Abani tells stories of people People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming [Read more…]

AJ Jacobs: My year of living biblically Speaking at the most recent EG conference, author, philosopher, prankster and journalist AJ Jacobs talks about the year he [Read more…]

Billy Graham: Technology, faith and human shortcomings Speaking at TED in 1998, Rev. Billy Graham marvels at technology’s power to improve lives and change the world [Read more…]