The Bail Project

Presented at TED, Robin Steinberg's bold plan is based on equality and the simple but essential importance of freedom

In a moving and ultimately educational talk, Robin Steinberg (public defender and CEO of The Bail Project) outlined her bold, ambitious and wildly important plan to combat the unjust mass imprisonment of low-income and at-risk Americans. The Bail Project (part of TED’s new Audacious Project) is based on Steinberg’s Bronx Freedom Fund, which essentially offers bail money to those who need it most. Speaking passionately …

Computer Scientist and Visual Artist Jaron Lanier’s TED Talk

A philosopher for the digital generation on the urgent changes we must make online

One of the brightest minds in computer science, Jaron Lanier‘s titles and accomplishments are many. Whether you primarily consider him the founder of virtual reality, a visual artist, an author or philosopher, his ideas and their execution have long been revolutionary. Lanier took the stage in Vancouver for this year’s TED—and his talk, very much in the raw but sharp and poignant style of TED …

Jonah Samson’s “Yes Yes We’re Magicians” Found Photography Book

A collection of tragicomic imagery weaving a narrative on the human condition

Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his “new old photos.” Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and presents them in galleries. Or, in the case of his latest book “Yes Yes We’re Magicians,” he assembles them into a narrative. A moody, meticulous complication, …

TED 2016: Al Gore’s Optimism on Climate Change

With awareness increasing and actions underway, it's time to be inspired

At this year’s TED Talks in Vancouver, former Vice President Al Gore took to the stage, once again addressing climate change concerns. For the first half of the talk, Gore delivers impassioned, powerful and fact-driven points on the harm of global warming. The second half, however, focuses on the unexpected: optimism for the future and the positive change we have begun to make. Throughout, Gore …