James Delahoussaye

James Delahoussaye appears in the following:

Gabby Rivera: Writing the story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero

Friday, September 09, 2022

In Marvel's "America," Gabby Rivera wrote a superhero who's queer, Latina, and punches portals across dimensions. She shares why it's empowering to write characters that mirror her identity.

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Hrishikesh Hirway: Finding balance through deconstructing music

Friday, September 09, 2022

Hrishikesh Hirway always wanted to be a musician. When his dream didn't go as planned, he navigated complex feelings of success and failure — embracing opportunities that became unexpected gifts.

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Mary L. Gray: The invisible "ghost" workforce powering our day-to-day lives

Friday, August 26, 2022

The technology powering many apps and services seems automatic. But anthropologist Mary L. Gray explains how there are millions of hidden workers behind the screen who are key to making it all work.

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Holly Herndon: How AI can transform your voice

Friday, August 26, 2022

Artist Holly Herndon created an AI clone of her voice that can sing in any languages and in any tone. In her music, Holly shows how AI can enhance the power and artistry of the voice.

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Carin Bondar: Eggs and the genius of bird moms

Friday, July 15, 2022

Laying eggs may seem like a simple way to reproduce compared to human birth, but biologist Carin Bondar says bird moms are the micromanagers of the animal kingdom.

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David Biello: Are we alone in the universe?

Friday, July 08, 2022

Are we alone in the universe? This hour, we travel the cosmos with TED science curator David Biello in search of extraterrestrial life, uncovering how it may look and how we'll know we've found it.

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Vinith Misra: How can our relationships with computers be funnier and friendlier?

Friday, June 03, 2022

Artificial intelligence and people often struggle to seamlessly interact. Computer scientist Vinith Misra shares how computational humor could help bridge the gap between humans and their machines.

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Jamie Beard: How can we tap into the vast power of geothermal energy?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Geothermal energy is a clean, renewable, nearly limitless energy source. Technologist Jamie Beard wants us to use more of it — and to do that, she's recruiting experts from the fossil fuel industry.

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Gay Gordon-Byrne: Why do big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff?

Friday, May 20, 2022

Manufacturers intentionally make their products hard to fix. Right-to-repair advocate Gay Gordon-Byrne fights for laws to stop companies from monopolizing repairs and let people fix their own stuff.

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Patrice Gordon and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: How can we become more competent leaders?

Friday, April 29, 2022

Organizational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic says we often associate leadership with the wrong traits. That's why Patrice Gordon was so surprised by an unusual opportunity: to mentor her CEO.

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Diana Adams: How can we provide better care for non-traditional families?

Friday, April 08, 2022

For LGBTQIA and non-nuclear families, navigating the legal system and family benefits is difficult. Attorney Diana Adams says we need more inclusive laws that cater to all chosen families.

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Steven Johnson: The Past, Present, and Future of the Human Life Span

Friday, March 25, 2022

In the last century, human life expectancy has doubled. This hour, we talk with writer Steven Johnson on the many breakthroughs that made this possible — and where we go from here.

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Katrina Spade: Could our bodies help new life grow after we die?

Friday, March 11, 2022

We compost plants and livestock, so why not humans? Katrina Spade says that if you want to help the planet one last time, consider composting your body.

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Celeste Headlee: How can we fight burnout with purposeful rest?

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hard work has been baked into our culture for so long, but at what cost? Journalist Celeste Headlee explains why we must give our bodies the rest they need, so that we can live fuller lives.

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Dylan Selterman: What are our dreams — and nightmares — trying to tell us?

Friday, February 18, 2022

We might forget our dreams mere minutes after waking. But psychologist Dylan Selterman says that if we pay attention to them, we could gain new information about our emotions, relationships and more.

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Matteo Cerri: Will humans one day hibernate?

Friday, February 18, 2022

Bears and squirrels hibernate to survive harsh conditions; why not humans? If we want to travel deep into space or combat deadly diseases, physiologist Matteo Cerri says hibernation might be the key.

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Craig Richard: Whispers and haircuts — the science of ASMR

Friday, February 18, 2022

Why do so many people experience brain tingles when watching ASMR videos? Physiologist Craig Richard shares the science behind the "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response," and how it calms the mind.

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Stuart Duncan: Why do we need safe virtual play spaces?

Friday, February 11, 2022

Bullies are everywhere, especially online. That's why Stuart Duncan created AutCraft: a Minecraft server where kids with autism can play freely.

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Dave Eggers: How Can Kids Learn Human Skills in a Tech-Dominated World?

Friday, January 21, 2022

Fiction can serve as a window into multiple realities--to imagine different futures or understand our own past. This hour, author Dave Eggers talks tech, education, and the healing power of writing.

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Nabiha Saklayen: Could lasers make stem cell therapy available to everyone?

Friday, January 07, 2022

Stem cells have long been heralded as a potential tool to treat illnesses. Nabiha Saklayen explains how it's still early, but scientists are getting closer to turning this vision into a reality.

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