RUIN

RUIN from OddBall Animation on Vimeo. RUIN – An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe. It’s only a tiny sliver of a much larger story. Thankfully, it’s now set up at 20th Century Fox to become a full length feature. Check out our new Facebook Fan Page at facebook.com/ruinfilm

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

From the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. In this talk, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action. (Filmed at TEDxEast.) Nancy Duarte believes that ideas are the most powerful tools people have. Her passion is to help every person […]

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … (Filmed at TEDxPugetSound.) In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory he has begun […]

Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life

Natalie Merchant sings from her new album, Leave Your Sleep. Lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry pair with her unmistakable voice for a performance that brought the TED audience to its feet. Natalie Merchant’s career spans three decades — as the leader of 10,000 Maniacs and in her own solo work — of making warmly personal […]

Elaine Morgan says we evolved from aquatic apes

Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea — and her theory on why mainstream science doesn’t take it seriously. Elaine Morgan is an octogenarian scientist, armed with an arsenal of television […]