Thursday, November 18, 2010

TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design

I first encountered ted.com when I was sent an e-mail regarding the hyperbolic coral reef project http://crochetcoralreef.org/
It was a fascinating glimpse of an idea that combines science, women's art and ecology.

This small nonprofit is devoted to ideas worth spreading. Its inception was in 1984 as a conference that brought together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, and design.Their mission is to spread ideas. As stated on their homepage they feel passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.

They are building 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. This website, launched April 2007, is an ever-evolving work in progress. They encourage participation.

Today, TED is best thought of as a global community.
"It's a community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who have just two things in common:they seek a deeper understanding of the world, and they hope to turn that understanding into a better future for us all."

Enjoy one more example:
Steve Jobs: How to live before you die
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog for technology and entertainment really i like it.

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