Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TED Talks

A while ago, I was telling Adele about a TED Talk that I had seen and she said she had never heard of a TED talk. This kind of shocked me but I understand that not everyone has heard of TED so I thought I would write a short blog post for her.
What is TED From the Wikipedia Entry :
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a US private nonprofit foundation best known for its conferences, now held in Europe and Asia as well as the U.S., devoted to what it calls "ideas worth spreading". Its lectures or TED Talks, widely disseminated on the internet, are not subject to a time limit.
TED was founded in 1984; the first conference happened in 1990.

You can find talks and more info and talks at the TED website. I personally just check them out on YouTube. Alot of famous people give talks but I tend to find the real amazing ones are unknown people to me. Here are a few that I found interesting :
Aimee Mullins "How My Legs gave me Superpowers"

Robert Full "Learning from a Gecko's Tail"

Michael Pritchard makes filthy water drinkable

Thats 3, there are heaps more. Check out YouTube or the TED Website for more. Bye.


danndel said...

Awww, thanks I shall pay close attention cause I know you'll quizz me later ;)

Kirsty said...

LOL Del!

Ummm, I have never heard of them either! i watched those three, but I'm still not sure I get it...They were good though!