frog today released the latest edition of its award-winning design mind magazine, a special issue dedicated to the TEDGlobal 2011 conference, "The Stuff of Life." With European Director of TED Bruno Giussani as the guest editor, the issue presents new perspectives on the TEDGlobal talks in Edinburgh including behind-the-scenes stories from speakers and participants.
"We were thrilled to investigate the 'Stuff of Life' theme, and the result is an issue that uncovers the essence of what makes life possible, interesting, and meaningful," said Sam Martin, editor-in-chief of design mind. "This is our second issue done in a 'broadsheet' format, which turned out to be an ideal medium for the rich visuals and ideas we discovered at TEDGlobal this year."
Highlights of the issue include:
Actress Thandie Newton shares her story of finding her "otherness," and her journey from an uncomfortably different child growing up between two cultures, to a successful actress who embraces her identity.
French artist and 2011 TED Prize winner JR shows how his newest project-dubbed Inside Out-harnesses the power of art to transform neighborhoods and make visible communities that are often unseen.
Trial & Error
In this excerpt from his book Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure economist Tim Hartford explores how our biggest mistakes-and the stubborn geniuses behind them-can lead to our most revolutionary ideas.
Under the Microscope
Contributing Editor Reena Jana takes a look into the transparent life of TEDGlobal speaker Hasan Elahi, an FBI target who exposed every detail of his life-restaurant, receipts, location, banking activity-by posting it online for the government to see.
The Psychology of Pleasure
Psychologist and author Paul Bloom believes pleasure is in the eye of the beholder and is shaped by our beliefs of where things come from, what they're made of, and what their hidden nature is.
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for F-Secure, explains why now is the time to establish international law enforcement to defend the Internet, one dangerous virus at a time.
On the Media
Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media and host of TEDWomen, gives a behind-the-scenes look at curating a TEDGlobal session and what it takes to be a successful journalist.
Is the Internet a Human Right?
frog's Executive Creative Director of Global Insights Jan Chipchase explores the idea of affordable Internet access as a basic human right, like water or electricity, and the challenges that come with this notion.
Neuroeconomist Paul Zak has a secret ingredient for making businesses thrive and saving our shaky economy: oxytocin.
TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim and his team at Planetary ONE are going beyond green to re-engineer Brooklyn. We include a pullout poster that gives a glimpse into their Urbaneering Brooklyn project.
"Life is complex, often messy, and always glorious. This is the 'stuff' that we invited speakers to explore in depth-from biology, emotions, and culture to history, global affairs, and other complex systems in life," said Bruno Giussani, European director of TED. "For this third collaboration with frog, we continue to be impressed with the magazine's ability to extend the insights from the conference with new content explorations."