Monday, February 18, 2008

TED -Technology, Entertainment, Design

TED began as a conference bringing together people from technology, entertainment adn design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). View the list of videos.

TED's ethos encompasses believing "passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world." The website has become a "clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other." And the end result is hours of entertaining videos and sound bites.

I especially enjoyed this one recently: Sir Ken Robinson talking about "Do schools kill creativity?" at the 2006 Confernece. It's entertaining, funny and very thought provoking. Al Gore also spoke on averting climate crisis.

Poke around .. you are just going to be "blown away". Enjoy