The beautiful, sad, shifting state of wild ice: Geomorphologist / photographer James Balog travels the globe to capture the twisting, soaring forms of the world’s vanishing wild ice. In 2009, he wowed the TEDGlobal crowd with his time-lapse photos of the shifting landscapes of the world’s icy habitats.

Above, some striking footage from his project Extreme Ice Survey.

Watch the whole talk here»

Ice, ice baby — the beautiful, sad, shifting state of wild ice

Geomorphologist / photographer James Balog travels the globe to capture the twisting, soaring forms of the world’s vanishing wild ice. In 2009, he wowed the TEDGlobal crowd with his time-lapse photos of the shifting landscapes of the world’s icy habitats.

Above, some striking footage from his project Extreme Ice Survey, which caught the Ilulissat glacier in Greenland breaking up.

Watch the whole talk here»

Uma playlist de TEDx em português: 5 talks in Portuguese

It’s Monday and you know what that means — more language goodness from TEDx. This week’s offerings from Portugal and Brazil include intrepid explorations of the tundra, what it means to be a “Girl Geek” and some hilarious stand-up comedy.

TEACHERS: Did you know it’s possible to create a virtual lesson from a TEDx talk? At TED-Ed you can quickly flip any of these talks. Check out these questions we whipped up for Ana Clara Guerra Marques’ talk and find out more about how you can make your own TED-Ed lessons.


Seja um fracassado: Gustavo Reis at TEDxUnisinos 2012

Many thought Gustavo Reis had failed when he left his corporate job in the USA to return to Brazil to be a teacher. However, the runaway success of his innovative online classes proved the assumption wrong. Gustavo’s teaching method isn’t his only success; his TEDx talk at TEDxUnisinos has had close to 100,000 views. (Filmed in Portuguese with subtitles in English.)

Muitos pensaram que Gustavo Reis tinha falhado quando saiu do seu trabalho empresarial nos EUA para voltar ao Brasil para ser professor. Contudo, o sucesso das suas inovadoras aulas on-line provaram que assunção estava errada. O método de ensino de Gustavo não é o seu único sucesso. A sua palestra TEDx no TEDxUnisinos teve perto de 100.000 visualizações (Filmado em Português (Brasil) com legendas em Inglês.)


Gelo, bactéria e sonho: a vida nos extremos da África e da Antarticá: Alexandre Rosado at TEDxUFRJ
Hear about carnivorous plants, creepy crawlies, frozen climes and travels to the end of the earth from mircobiologist Alexandre Rosado at TEDxUFRJ.

Ouça sobre plantas carnívoras, rastejadores arrepiantes, climas congelados e viagens ao fim do mundo do microbiólogo Alexandre Rosado no TEDxUFRJ.

Os portugueses e os minhotos: João Seabra at TEDxVimaranes 
In this laugh out loud talk at TEDxVimaranes, João Seabra explores what it is to be Minho.

Nesta palestra de partir o coco a rir no TEDxVimaranes, João Seabra explora o que é ser Minho.

Portugal Girl Geek Dinners: Cláudia Amorim at TEDxGuimaraesWomen  Girl Geek Dinners is a community for young, technologically-minded women to get together, network and discuss the field. At TEDxGuimaraesWomen, Cláudia Amorim explains the ethos behind the Portugal branch of Girl Geek Dinners.

Girl Geek Dinners é uma comunidade para mulheres jovens e viradas para a tecnologia se juntarem, criarem contactos e discutirem a área. No TEDxGuimaraesWomen, Cláudia Amorim explica o ethos por detrás do ramo de Portugal da Girl Geek Dinners.

Simplicidade: Tsuyoshi Murakami at TEDxCampos
Well-known chef Tsuyoshi Murakami discusses the future of food and the intrinsic pleasure of food at TEDxCampos.

O conhecido chef Tsuyoshi Murakami discute o futuro da comida e o prazer intrínseco da comida no TEDxCampos.