Fake it ’til you become it: How your body language shapes who you areIn a talk at TEDGlobal 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy offered a free, low-tech lifehack: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life.
Above, designers from the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante illustrated some of the points Cuddy makes about body language (You can see the image in all its wonderful detail here.) and its impact on how we feel. Take a look … and stand up straight.
Watch the whole talk here»
(From our friends at the TED Blog)

Fake it ’til you become it: How your body language shapes who you are

In a talk at TEDGlobal 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy offered a free, low-tech lifehack: assume a posture for just two minutes — and change your life.

Above, designers from the Brazilian magazine Superinteressante illustrated some of the points Cuddy makes about body language (You can see the image in all its wonderful detail here.) and its impact on how we feel. Take a look … and stand up straight.

Watch the whole talk here»

(From our friends at the TED Blog)

Even the most organized email inbox is mind-numbing to look at, let alone to parse. But a team from the MIT Media lab has created a new way for you to see your email, as an intimate and elegant visualization of your life, organized around people.

Tracing every email you’ve ever sent, a new tool called Immersion crafts a complex web of our lives and relationships. The program maps your personal life in a web of circles and lines that shows who you’ve communicated with and how often since you first opened your email account.

Curious who you emailed the most in September 2010? Or how many 3am emails you’ve sent? Immersion can even trace a specific relationship, from the first email sent, to the most recent exchange.

Watch data scientists Deepak Jagdish and Daniel Smilkov explain how Immersion works and how it came to be:

Read more on the TED blog

TEDx Talks on paper: Artists visualize the world’s ideas in 5 fascinating drawings

Doodling may have gotten you in trouble in history class, but at TEDx events, it’s highly encouraged.

All over the world, über-talented artists are contributing to the TEDx world of ideas by putting TEDx Talks onto paper — complete with portraits, calligraphy, speech bubbles, and, sometimes, meditations on donuts.

Below, 5 great graphic recordings of TEDx Talks. Huzzah!

imageYou gotta love a graphic recording written partially in 1337. A+, TEDxYouth@Bath. A gem from Nat Al-Tahhan, who also happens to curate TEDxBristol.

imageA sampling of Carolyn Sewell’s amazing hand-lettered notes from TEDxPennQuarter. Nice advice: “Trust that you will find fulfillment…”

imageMelinda Walker at visual note collective One Squiggly Line created this stellar recap of a talk at TEDxStanford. So colorful!

imageAt TEDxSanAntonio, master doodler Rick-O crafted this lovely visual diary. We absolutely love the drawing of the chamber group. Ah, the cello.

imageWhen he’s not documenting TEDxYouth events, graphic designer Nat Al-Tahhan takes on his own event — TEDxBristol — and jotted down our new favorite instruction: “Poke a cell today.” Will do.