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Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:00am-12:45pm PST Hosted by Chris Anderson Brian Greene Physicist Brian Greene is perhaps the best-known proponent of superstring theory, the idea that minuscule strands of energy vibrating in a higher dimensional space-time create every particle and force in the universe. briangreene.orgcolumbia.edu/BrianGreene Sarah Parcak Space archaeologist, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak, a TED Fellow, uses satellite imagery to discover ancient, previously unknown archeological sites. sarahparcak.com Paul Gilding Writer Paul Gilding is an independent writer, activist and adviser on a sustainable economy. 2012: Program Guide
People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. A dynamic writer and speaker, Johnson crafts captivating theories that draw on a dizzying array of disciplines, without ever leaving his audience behind. Where does innovation comes from ?
Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.
Jean-Baptiste Michel has sold a small sculpture to the Whitney Museum of American Art. A major museum acquiring a piece—that’s a big moment for any artist. But this sculpture is the very first piece of art Michel ever created.