TED’s Microphone Headset by Sennheiser

Mina Sabet, head of production at the illustrious conference of ideas, explains the audio upgrade

In August 2021 at TEDMonterey, the inspirational idea-powered organization introduced a brand new headset microphone developed with high-end German audio brand Sennheiser. This week, these discreet but powerful devices make their Vancouver debut, finding a place on the faces of this year’s diverse roster of speakers. This aesthetic and auditory upgrade directly corresponded to a dislike of previous iterations—notably, by Chris Anderson (the Head of …

Brave, Not Perfect: How Celebrating Imperfection Helps You Live Your Best, Most Joyful Life

From the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, this empowering book (inspired by her TED Talk) is a call for girls and women to embrace mistakes and let go of perfectionism. Girls, as Saujani explains, are culturally conditioned to be afraid of failure, to play it safe and to sacrifice their voice in the vein of politeness, but prioritizing perfection is a …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Mold art, flying motorcycles, anthropomorphic canines and more from around the web

Lizzo Traces Twerking’s Black History + How it Became a Spiritual Practice In her first TED Talk, three-time Grammy-winner Lizzo traces the history of twerking to a West African dance called mapouka, traditionally performed by women to celebrate joy, marriage or as religious worship. When it was transported to American by Black women during the transatlantic slave trade, its ties to Black culture were erased …