Thought-tober: Ideas Worth Spreading
When it comes to provoking thought one of my absolute favorite resources is TED. More specifically, TED Talks. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment & Design. What started off as a conference on interesting new ideas in the fields of technology, entertainment and design has grown into a global phenomenon. People from all over the world are organizing TED events and inviting innovative thinkers, creators and doers to share their ideas, creations and projects.
Now, behind the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading” people from nearly any realm you can think of come to TED events and get 18 minutes to share their idea(s) in the most engaging way possible. Ranging from education, computer science and medicine to art, music and performance, these talks educate, inspire and open up new avenues of research and development throughout the world.
Every one of these talks is available free online through the TED website or platforms like the TED app for iPhone/iPad/Mac and a YouTube channel.
Just in the last few weeks I have watched talks on global warming, the power of books, looking upstream in medicine, the Ignorance Project, an underground park in New York City, depressed and OCD cats, the danger of silence and how to spot a liar. Previously I’ve seen a human beat box, magicians, experts on education, Bill Clinton, musicians and even an amazing yo-yo performer.
These are quick, amazing resources and have been one of my absolute favorite things to watch or listen to as I strive to expand my horizons of knowledge and wonder.
Thanks for reading, have a great day!
P.S. Here’s one I’ve linked to before about stress…
And the yo-yo master…