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Your body is my canvas – Alexa Meade

Is that a painting — or a person?

Unconventional artist Alexa Meade slathers her subjects with paint, and even dunks them in a bathtub of milk, in pursuit of the perfect portrait. The results will make you question where reality begins and ends, and what it means to create art.

Alexa Meade selects a topic and then paints it–literally. She covers everything in a scene–people, chairs, food, you name it–in a mask of paint that mimics what’s below it. In this eye-opening talk Meade shows off photographs of some of the more outlandish results, and shares a new project involving people, paint and milk.

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How the TED Conference Got It’s Start

On this episode of Epiphany, Richard Saul Wurman shares the guiding principles behind his creation of the TED and WWW conferences.

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The happy secret to better work – Shawn Achor

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards?

In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

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The Power of Seduction in Our Everyday Lives: Chen Lizra

With nearly a decade of experience in the animation industry, working on projects for MTV, TVA, Alliance Atlantis, Mainframe Entertainment and Radical Entertainment, Chen Lizra’s intellect, imagination and creative thinking evolved her into a branding expert.

In 2009 & 2012 Chen was nominated as one of the “YWCA Women of Distinction in Vancouver,” and was recently honored by the Australian government with a Distinguished Talent Permanent Visa for her international achievements in the arts. As the international author of “My Seductive Cuba, a unique travel guide”, Chen has won two awards in the US, including the prestigious IPPY Book Award. With a passion for dance and creative movement, Lizra offers students seduction workshops and focused lectures and seminars about the art of seduction in our everyday lives.

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, joy, belonging, and love.”
“Blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort.”

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Brené Brown: Listening to shame

 

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior.

Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on.

Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

 

Shame = “I am not good enough.” and “Who do you think you are?”

“Shame needs secrecy, silence, and judgement.”

“Empathy is the antidote to shame.”

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Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?

Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand.

He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003.

Pun Pun doubles as a center for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use.

It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably.

Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years.

He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfill their basic needs.

For more information visit http://www.punpunthailand.org

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A TED speaker’s worst nightmare

Colin Robertson had 3 minutes on the TED stage to tell the world about his solar-powered crowdsourced health care solution. And then…

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Copyright Math (TM)

The $8 billion iPod.

Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.

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