Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old. He navigates the world using echolocation, sending out flashes of sound that bounce off objects and back to let him construct an understanding of the space around him. He let Kate Torgovnick May tag along as he got ready for TED.
The grande dame of performance art explains why being vulnerable isn’t an option, it’s a way of life … and why humor is an important part of her work. Really.
Known as the “doomsday vault,” the Global Seed Vault on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, is built to protect the world’s seed diversity from natural disasters and warfare. We talked to its mastermind, Cary Fowler, who is in the strange position of hoping his life’s work is never used.