TED Talk Tuesday – February 12, 2013

I saw this talk on the Ted Blog and it looks like a interesting study on color and how it can inspire change.
From TED: Filmed, May 2012 (15:43)
Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint

Make a city beautiful, curb corruption. Edi Rama took this deceptively simple path as mayor of Tirana, Albania, where he instilled pride in his citizens by transforming public spaces with colorful designs. With projects that put the people first, Rama decreased crime — and showed his citizens they could have faith in their leaders. (Filmed at TEDxThessaloniki.)

You had me at “oyster-tecture” let’s watch.
From TED: Filmed, Dec 2010 (10:08)
Reviving New York’s rivers — with oysters!

Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution and make legendarily dirty waters clean — thus driving even more innovation in “oyster-tecture.” Orff shares her vision for an urban landscape that links nature and humanity for mutual benefit.

How do you get this job?
From TED: Filmed, Feb 2012 (4:25)
TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect — she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body’s insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.

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