Ted Radio Hour

Technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter, and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd. A new wave of collaborative consumption is transforming consumerism and the rules of engagement. What is the true potential of 21st century collaboration? Is this a new phenomenon--or have we seen this movie before?

HOST: Alison Stewart

Social media is enabling people across the globe to connect with each other in new ways. Clay Shirky shows how our increasingly interconnected world is transforming the nature of news, politics, and our roles as citizens.

When Anders Behring Breivik went to trial for killing 77 people in Norway, he claimed that a Norwegian children's song was "brainwashing" the country's youth. Lill Hjonnevag and Christine Bar decided to reclaim the song--with all of Norway.

Using modular parts, wikis, and how-to videos, Marcin Jakubowski presents fifty machines--such as a tractor, brick press, and circuit board maker--for a do-it-yourself civilization.

Casey Pugh asks the crowd to remake George Lucas' 1977 epic; hundreds become Luke Skywalker, others, to help Pugh win an Emmy.

Charlie Todd causes bizarre, hilarious, and unexpected public scenes with his group, Improv Everywhere: Seventy synchronized dancers in storefront windows, and the annual no-pants subway ride.

Composer Eric Whitacre conducts thousands of singers from around the world. He explains possibilities and challenges of making music powered by YouTube.


Clay Shirky, Lill Hjonnevag, Christine Bar, Marcin Jakubowski, Casey Pugh, Charlie Todd and Eric Whitacre

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