Springboard Session 3: Typography, puzzle words, and nuclear fusion

This series is for the doers masquerading as lazybones and couch potatoes — you know who you are! Well, we thought you could use a little power-up. Throughout the week, we’ll be doing the work for you, curating an action-items list for after every session at TED 2014. 

Matthew Carter would probably approve of Fontbook, the comprehensive typographic reference tool for the iPhone or iPad of every font nerd at heart. You can also check out the film Helvetica, all about the spread of this popular font.

Amanda Burden has a passion for preserving the best of New York City. Found out about some of the city’s other hidden gems in “Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes) Story in Maps,” which asks 75 New Yorker to “map their Manhattan” and create personalized maps about their lives and stories.

Make David Kwong proud by adding your own Scrabble word.

If you loved the stunning visuals in Gavin Schmidt’s talk, check out the Instagram of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Found out more about Peggy Liu’s non-profit, Juccce, dedicated to creating a greener China.

Read this interview with Canadian local plasma physicist Michel Laberge.

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