TED 2022: Entering the TED Metaverse with Particle Ink

Transmedia storytelling company Kaleidoco's immersive augmented reality introduction

Welcoming in-person attendees for the first time since 2019, the idea-rich and action-oriented TED conference commenced its main stage programming this weekend with an unexpected request: Whitney Pennington Rodgers, the current affairs curator at TED, asked guests to lift up provided iPads and point them toward the stage. As the venue lights dimmed, a joyful spectacle burst forth that blended projection mapping, live performance and—as seen through …

Alt_Road Haelo Packable Jacket

Melbourne, Australia-based cycling brand MAAP has tapped NYC’s The Arrivals for a capsule collection of elevated bike gear. Stylish enough to be worn as everyday apparel, the Alt_Road Haelo Packable Jacket (available in men’s and women’s sizing) promises a lightweight, flexible fit. The outer is constructed from a water-repellant 100% polyamide, while the lining is a shiny ripstop 100% recycled polyester. The three-piece, adjustable hood …

More than 270 years later, Handel’s “Theodora” Returns to Covent Gardens

When George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Theodora was performed at London’s Royal Opera House in 1750, it was snubbed; perceived at the time to be a blemish within the esteemed Baroque-era composer’s portfolio. In 2022, this is no longer the case. The now-praised composition is returning to Covent Garden after more than 270 years, with a modern-day feminist retelling produced by Katie Mitchell. Where the original …