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Evan Roth’s Ideas Worth Spreading was a stand-out piece in the F.A.T. GOLD five-year retrospective exhibition at Eyebeam in which visitors were invited to create and document their own fake TED Talk. In retrospect, the piece worked swimmingly. Not only have people been genuinely confused during the time of the exhibit as people Instagramed and tweeted themselves “doing TED Talks,” ANIMAL’s […]

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We all know the term “Hero’s Journey.” Every high school English teacher has tried to beat the formula into unwilling heads, in an effort to simplify the story-line for Beowulf and every monomyth ever. If only there was a simpler, more entertaining way to deliver that information to bored kids that didn’t include stick-figure doodles on […]

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Minutes before her big presentation at AOL’s startup incubator, QLabs, Shubhi Agrawal is nervous. It’s an understandable feeling—Agrawal is 19 years old, and she’s about to introduce a product she and her colleagues have spent the past 12 weeks developing to a room full of successful entrepreneurs. The presentation is the last leg of Project […]

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In a lead up to the TED conference earlier this month, $100k prize winner and French street artist, JR, put up his signature work in Los Angeles, although you could hardly tell. The pieces came off as flat and mostly unimpressive, which isn’t the reaction his work normally evokes. Why didn’t these work? It wasn’t […]

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After 36 bids, Morgan Spurlock auctioned off the naming rights to his March 2nd talk at the TED Conference for $7,100 on eBay. A continuation of his Greatest Movie Ever Sold theme, one “lucky” individual/business will be name dropped by the filmmaker in his speech as promised: “If you are the highest bidder, then during […]

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