Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I love TED (Technology Entertainment & Design conference)

I've been watching video on their website (http://www.ted.com/) and it's amazing all the interesting things I've learned. I love listening to thousands of people talk about things they're passionsate about. Anything from living in biospheres, to Natalie Merchants talking about putting poems to music and singing them, to making art in the eye of a needle.
These are some of my personal favourite talks, which is just a taste of what they have to offer.

Beau Lotto talks about how we see and optical illusions.

Natasha Tsakos preforms part of her one-person, multimedia show, "Upwake." With 3D animation and sounds.

Nellie McKay sings her song "Clonie"

Sir Ken Robinson talks about how school kills creativity.

Douglas Adams' talk "Parrots, the Universe & Everything." He's so hilarious, it's wonderful to listen too.

Eve Ensler talks about vaginas, 'Vagina Warriors' & happiness.

Willard Wigan talks about how he discovered his ability to make art on the head of a pin or in the eye of a needle.

Eve Ensler talks about the "Girl Cell", embracing your inner girl & preforms "I'm an Emotional Creature" from her new book.

Julian Treasure talks about how sound affects us.

Taryn Simon talks about two of her photographic projects; one about sites normally kept secret from the public & one about men who were imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit.

Kavita Ramdas talks about woman who are changing the world, using & embracing traditions.

Sheila Patek talks about the Mantis Shrimp & how she discovered they have the fastest strike of any animal.

Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life. Her new album Leave Your Sleep (which I can't wait to buy! <3) has lyrics from 19th century poems that she put to music.

You should explore the site yourself and find other great talks, since I'm sure we have different tastes.

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