Watch TED Talks in Sphere Form – TEDSphere

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

The Bestiario design group seems to have been busy lately. Their latest project, TEDSphere, unsurprisingly, places the ever-so-popular TED talks series in a spherical space. You can watch TED talks from both inside and outside of the sphere, which is pretty cool.

inside tedsphere

Talks are connected with lines to show relationships between lectures. Originally, I thought relationships were talks with similar tags, but I clicked around, and that doesn’t seem to be case, so I’m not immediately sure.

Similar Look and Feel

TEDSphere has a similar look and feel to Bestiario’s previous works with the 3D browsing and connections, which is nice and often provides smooth browsing experience. Although I wish the 3D environment could be rendered a bit more smoothly. Edges and connecting lines always look so coarse. It’s probably a limitation of the Flash environment, but if that could be accomplished, these 3D projects could look that much better and feel less alpha.

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