Originally posted on TED Blog:

The past few weeks have seen some extraordinary TED-relevant news items, both happy and sad. Below are some highlights.

This year’s TEDGlobal included a new simulcast event, TEDxVilniusLive, which featured a livestream of the conference, a TEDxYouShare audience session, and a Maker Fair that showed off plenty of innovative local work. Lithuania’s youngest quadcopter constructor, Matas Jankauskas, had one of his quads take some beautiful footage of the event.

Last week, TED Fellow Jae Rhim Lee was granted a special jury award for her mushroom burial suit in Designboom’s “Design for Death” competition. (The other winners are deeply worth checking out too.) Watch her beautiful, bizarre and compelling TED Talk.

TED speaker Brené Brown spoke recently with Business Insider Australia about how to face criticism head-on, even when others are recommending that it’s better not to read your online comments. Watch her 2010 breakout talk…

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