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An ode to lunch ladies, a park underneath the streets of New York, and an attempt to put the ‘awe’ back in ‘awesome’: A recap of TED@NYC

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Sally Kohn opens TED@NYC with a plea for us to think of each tweet we write and each headline we click on as an act of media creation. Photo: Ryan Lash Sally Kohn opens TED@NYC with a plea for us to think of each tweet we write and each headline we click on as an act of media creation. Photo: Ryan Lash

TED@NYC is not your usual TED event. Hosted in a New York City club, speakers here—many of whom responded to an open audition call—give rapid-fire, five-minute talks. Below, a recap of each speaker who took the stage last night during this inspiring evening.

The internet can be a place of intelligent conversation, or a place of rumors and insults. Sally Kohn, once the liberal voice of Fox News and now a CNN contributor (and occasional Newt Gingrich debate partner), returns to the TED@NYC stage to deliver an important message: We can influence what we see online, because we are not just passive recipients of media. With everything we blog, everything we tweet and every link we click on, we are making media, she says. “We…

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