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Designs To Save Newspapers

Our final screening of TEDxLeeds2009 and the introduction to our closing session on Design, was particularly topical.

With the unfolding collapse of the newspaper industry and a crisis in professional journalism, Jacek Utko, a Polish newspaper designer, argued that great design could save the newspaper and reconnect with readers.

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A Three-Minute Story Of Mixed Emoticons

With the opening Technology session of TEDxLeeds2009 dominated by heavy-hitters Kevin Kelly and Norman Lewis, we chose to set the opening of the Entertainment session to a more light-hearted tone.

Our second screening of the evening was the poet Rives, a regular on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Rives shared a three-minute typographic fairy tale that was short…and bittersweet.

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The next 5’000 days of the web

TEDxLeeds2009 opened with a screening of Kevin Kelly’s thrilling 2007 talk on “The next 5’000 days of the web“.

The founding editor of WIRED magazine, a board member of the Long Now Foundation and a celebrated writer on the parallels between biology and digital culture, Kevin shared an interesting fact – that the web was only 5000 days old.

In this talk, he speculates on what might come in the next 5’000 days…

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