Una playlist de TEDx en español: 4 talks in Spanish

Looking for brilliant TEDx talks in Spanish? You’re in luck! We’re here with a new playlist, featuring some of our best Spanish-language talks.

¿Buscando brillantes charlas TEDx que estén en español? ¡Estás de suerte! Estamos aquí con una nueva lista de reproducción, con algunos de nuestras mejores charlas en español.

Below, four talks that range from women’s rights in the Indigenous communities of Ecuador to a study of teleportation, with a couple of other gems thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!

A continuación, cuatro charlas que van desde los derechos de las mujeres en las comunidades indígenas de Ecuador, pasando por un estudio de teletransportación, hasta un par de otras joyas adicionales. ¡A disfrutar!

De última hora: Glenda Umaña at TEDxPuraVida 2013
After 15 years at CNN, Glenda Umaña has proven to be an outstanding news anchor. At TEDxPuraVida, she shares her experiences of being a “tica” in journalism and what steps she took to get started on her career.

Después de 15 años en CNN, Glenda Umaña ha demostrado ser una destacada presentadora de noticias. En TEDxPuraVida, comparte sus experiencias como “tica” en el periodismo y los pasos que dio para empezar a trabajar en su carrera.

Un paso más hacia la teletransportación: Carles Ribot at TEDxBarcelona
Teleportation fascinates scientists and non-academics alike. In this fun talk at TEDxBarcelona, Carles Ribot discusses how advances in technology and media have made it much easier to be transported — albeit not exactly physically — than ever before.

La teletransportación fascina a científicos y los no científicos por igual. En esta divertida charla en TEDxBarcelona, Carles Ribot discute cómo los avances en tecnología y medios han hecho que transportarse sea mucho más fácil que nunca antes, aunque no sea exactamente en forma física.

Collages cartográficos: Pablo Mateos at TEDxGuadalajara
Fancy yourself a cartophile? Indulge your inner traveler with Pablo Mateos at TEDxGuadalajara in this lively romp through the history of maps.

¿Te sientes cartófilo? Complace a tu viajero interior y deja que Pablo Mateos en TEDxGuadalajara te guie en un animado paseo por la historia de los mapas.

Leaving a mark on the communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Narcisa Mashienta at TEDxQuito
At TEDxQuito, Narcisa Mashienta discusses what it’s like to be a woman in the Indigenous communities of Ecuador, as well as the work she’s done to improve birthing conditions and empower women in these areas.

En TEDxQuito, Narcisa Mashienta discute qué es ser mujer en las comunidades indígenas de Ecuador, así como el trabajo que ha hecho para mejorar las condiciones del parto y darle poder las mujeres de estas áreas.

Translator: Sebastian Betti
Reviewer: Francisco Gnecco

When I gave a talk at [TEDxMidAtlantic] in November, I thought that if I did a good job, the video might go viral. But I was still astonished when not only did it go viral, but also today it has 140,000 views while Colin Powell’s (who spoke at the same event) has only 2,700. He is an incredibly experienced and intelligent man. And yet our society’s obsession with celebrity and models means more people were interested in listening to my talk.

Afterwards I was invited to speak on CNN and written up in Jezebel and [The] Huffington Post, among others. I didn’t say anything groundbreaking. I haven’t done the profoundly impactful work many TED speakers have. And yet, people watch.

Why? I don’t know the answer to this entirely. From personal experience, nearly everyone I meet, be it young teenagers, flight attendants, academics, CEOs, actors, you name it, they all want to talk about modelling. And actually, here’s where I think the real power of modelling lies. Not in an ability to get wealthy people to buy expensive clothes, or news anchors to invite you onto their shows (these things can be powerful too). Modelling is a powerful platform because it engages people…

[Modelling] gave me the opportunity to talk about privilege and race on national television – topics most [Americans] are usually very uncomfortable discussing. Yet, they are easy topics to discuss when we talk about modelling. And since the CNN piece was posted yesterday, hundreds of people have engaged with what I said on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and elsewhere, and the clip has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.

I hope that in the coming months and years I can figure out how to use my lottery ticket to make mass media that is more informed, more participatory and more responsible.

Cameron Russell talking with Australian Vogue about her TEDxMidAtlantic talk, “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model,” which is the featured talk on TED.com today.