Synthesizing TED

January 7, 2012[ssba]

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As Graphic Facilitators, our primary skill set here in New York is listening to conversations, synthesizing key ideas into headlines, and creating responsive drawings that capture the ideas in words and pictures.

Sebastian Wernicke has taken on a similar and entertaining task of summarizing 1000 TED talks into 6 words. Having fun by referencing the story attributed to Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn” and also the Six-Word Memoir project by SMITH, Wernicke uses crowd sourcing to achieve this daunting and amusing task. Check it out!


Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that — and less