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Season 4 of the award-winning radio show about design, architecture and the 99% Invisible activity that shapes our world.
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99% Invisible at TED!

Posted by PRX, Inc (Creator)

I'm really excited to share with you the TED Talk I gave earlier this year at the main TED conference in Vancouver.

It was so much fun to be on stage and I was so pleased the organizers encouraged me to perform the talk in the style of the radio show. I even got to sneak in a "This is 99% Invisible. I'm Roman Mars."

The talk is ostensibly about the graphic design of flags, but it's really about using the "rules" of flag design to evaluate all forms of design and the connection between design and civic pride.

I hope you enjoy it and please share it with your friends! There are plenty of people who aren't inclined to listen to a podcast, but this video might get them hooked.

Thanks so much for your ongoing support of 99pi! You're the reason we've made it this far.



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    1. Evan Stein on

      It was awesome. I also loved watching you build the episode back up from the fragments.

    2. Madelena M.

      Watching Mr. Mars on his podcasting console at TED makes me wish there is livestream version of the podcast in video. It's fascinating to watch all the mechanics that make a podcast happen, the use of soundboard, slideshows, pre-recorded loops, etc.

      And now we all know what to send 99pi folks for the holidays. :)