We live in the era of information, everything you want to know, from making an atomic bomb to LSD or how to give a girl an orgasm in 23 different ways is on the interwebs. New media, like youtube and TED.com, started a digital revolution when they got information you only see in boring text books or class rooms and put it in short videos that are fun and inspiring to watch. I learned so much from TED that I shared it with all my friends, and now I want to share it with you. TED fits in all prerequisites of the western world, its quick (max 20 min.), fun, easy and usefull. Ofcourse there is one downfall with this, you see it, learn from it but remember just a little bit and most of the time its hard to put the information into your practical daily life.
Thats why I want to start a TED discussion group, we start with 10 people for now (so 9 more, first come, first serve!). A general blueprint will look something like this; Every week the discussion starter picks 3 TED talks. In the first 24 hours the first 9 apply to the topic and pick one they will find interesting. Second 24 hours they watch it and give their first impression and from there on out a discussion will start. If you are too late for one group, you can always start another one, and ofcourse it doesn’t have to be limited to TED, it can also be fora.tv, bigthink or any other source. Different people different tastes!
I forgot to add 3 talks, here we go:
Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory – http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/daniel_kahneman_the_riddle_of_experience_vs_memory.html
Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption – http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/rachel_botsman_the_case_for_collaborative_consumption.html
Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms – http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms.html
Sounds good. Maybe for the first one we can keep it to five people so we can get this going quicker? Also how do you want to do this so only the 5 or 10 people can participate? I cannot currently create discussions restricted to certain users.
Holy shit that’s a lot of rules and as much as I love TED it’s not enough to barter for a timeslot to share ;) … so, regardless here are my 3 fav’s :)
1. Jill Bolte Taylor “Stroke of Insight”
2. Elizabeth Gilbert on surviving creativity
3. I agree with @Martign one of my very favorites is Sir Ken Robinson especially since I LOVE to dance!
NOT on TED but TED worthy by all measures one of the most amazing talks I’ve ever seen
Randy Pausch ‘The Last Lecture’
Luv you guys and this community!!! Thank you Jordan!
Maybe less rules would be better, I agree! Has anyone watched the talk already?
The two main points for me are the distinguish of the remembering self and the experiencing self, how we see the future as anticipated memories. The other one is the outcome of his, now famous study of the correlation of yearly income and happiness.
What do you guys pick out of this talk?
I want one spot. I was just trying to explain the happiness/yearly income to someone yesterday and realized I had to watch it again as I couldn’t explain it properly. Fancy that…
That said, I do have to watch it again, and since I’ve secured a spot, I’ve now decided to ignore the rest of the rules as I don’t quite understand what you’ve settled on in the end.