TED2

  • March 1-2, 1990
  • Monterey, CA

The second-ever TED conference, held after a six-year hiatus following the first TED event.

Conference was held in March 1990 - exact dates are unknown.

Speakers

Laurie Anderson

Experimental performance artist and musician

Frank Gehry

Architect
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Defending a vision for architecture: In 1990, the not-yet-legendary architect Frank Gehry takes a whistlestop tour of his work to date, from his own Venice Beach house to the under-construction American Center in Paris. In this 50-minute slideshow... More

Defending a vision for architecture: In 1990, the not-yet-legendary architect Frank Gehry takes a whistlestop tour of his work to date, from his own Venice Beach house to the under-construction American Center in Paris. In this 50-minute slideshow (before TED's 18-minute limit), Gehry explains the site-specific nature of his buildings -- context he felt was lost in the discussions of his then-controversial work. In this candid and funny talk, he exposes his own messy creative process ("I take pieces and bits, and look at it, and struggle with it, and cut it away...") and the way he struggles with problems ("This model on the left is pretty awful. I was ready to commit suicide when this was built ... If any of you have ideas on it, please contact me. I don't know what to do").

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Stephen Jay Gould

Author and evolutionary biologist

Quincy Jones

Record producer

John Sculley

Partner, Sculley Brothers

TED2 is part of the TED series of events.

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