Tuesday, March 18, 2008

TED: Also a great conference

No the TED -- http://www.ted.com conference is not named after me, but instead stands for Technology Education and Design. For the past month I have been taking advantage of the incredible gift that TED has given all of humanity (or at least that portion that has Internet access and understands English) by making years and years of their conference talks available as podcasts.

To say that the speakers at TED are amazing wouldn't do justice to the incredible breadth of knowledge and depth of experience that these remarkable people have achieved and are able to share through engaging presentations. Must see TV for any curious person -- it almost doesn't matter which 20 minute talk you choose. They are all hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

What I have been doing is downloading them to my iPhone and listening to a few each day during my morning run. Sometimes I have to stop and switch to the video, as the visual elements are often amazing -- but mostly I just listen. And then go on thinking about the ideas for days.

Highly recommended!

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Ted, you're 10000% correct on this call (yes that is ten thousand percent) - the TED talks are awesome. My personal favorites are either the talk by Evelyn Glennie about how to listen - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/103

or the one by Blaise Aguera y Arcas about Photo Synth - http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129