TED Women, Katie Paterson: The mind-bending art of deep time

This is Katie Paterson's talk for TED WOMEN 2021 that we filmed and edited for the official TED conference in Palm Springs where it was projected.

"Short-sightedness may be the greatest threat to humanity, says conceptual artist Katie Paterson, whose work engages with deep time -- an idea that describes the history of the Earth over a time span of millions of years. In this lively talk, she takes us through her art -- a telephone line connected to a melting glacier, maps of dying stars – and presents her latest project: the Future Library, a forested room holding unread manuscripts from famous authors, not to be published or read until the year 2114."