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See the TEDMED talks (as cartoon illustrations)

Creativity is supposed to come alive at TEDMED, and everyone is doing their part. In the “social spaces” tent, many of the event sponsors and other companies are coming up with unique approaches to the vendor booth. Booz Allen Hamilton hired an artist to do illustrations of each TEDMED talk and puts them up all […]

Creativity is supposed to come alive at TEDMED, and everyone is doing their part.

In the “social spaces” tent, many of the event sponsors and other companies are coming up with unique approaches to the vendor booth. Booz Allen Hamilton hired an artist to do illustrations of each TEDMED talk and puts them up all around their booth. For example, the one above is a representation of “Can Medical School be a Fantastic Voyage” by Marc Triola, an associate dean at NYU’s School of Medicine and “Can You Bring a 3-D Cadaver Back to Life on the Web” by John Qualter, the director of media at BioDigital Systems.

TEDMED will eventually post the videos of most of the talks happening over the next few days. Below are pictures of some of the illustrations of select talks.

“Faster, Higher, Smarter: The Olympics? No, Uncle Sam,” by Todd Park, U.S. chief technology officer.

“What do You do When Your Best Shot Falls Short?” by Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Why is My Joystick Smarter Than Your Stethoscope?” by Seth Cooper, creative director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington.

“What Have We Learned About Tackling ‘Great Challenges,’ ” by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president at CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“Are You Ready for a New Slice of Reality?” by Lisa Nilsson, a visual artist.

“Is America Finally Ready to Tackle Obesity,” by Judith Salerno, Leonard D. Schaeffer executive officer of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

“Is the ‘Disease Model’ Sick — or Just Exhausted,” by Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health.

“What is the Source of All Life?” by Howard Shapiro, global staff officer, plant science and external research at Mars.

“From Discovery to Health: Does it Have to be a Long and Winding Road?” by  Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

“When is Research an Exercise in Fertility?” by Diane Kelly, senior research fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

“Can I Wear My Computer Like a Second Skin?” by David Icke, chief executive officer of mc10.

“Do Your Proteins Have Their Own Social Network?” by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, director of the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University.

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