If you don’t know what TED is, today will change your life in some measure.
Here’s a quick intro:
TED is a small non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Sharing. They host an annual conference which brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
Sounds cool, don’t it? TED.com is where you and I should hang out; we should leave MySpace and YouTube and the Engadget forums. That is the direction we should move.
Most of the talks are available at TED.com.
Start with these:
- Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity
- Benjamin Zander On Music and Passion
- Stuart Brown Says Play Is More Than Fun It’s Vital
- Clifford Stoll On Everything
- Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic
- Sirena Huang dazzles on violin
- Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life
- Ray Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity
- Liz Coleman’s Call To Reinvent Liberal Arts Education
- Tim Brown On Creativity And Play
- Sugata Mitra Shows How Kids Teach Themselves
- Alan Kay Shares A Powerful Idea About Ideas
- Rives Controls The Internet