TED

29Sep07

I have no idea why I haven’t been clued onto this sooner, but TED.com has got to be one of my new favourite sites.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.

The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).

This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. Almost 150 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

You can get straight to the list of talks here with this link.

Here is an example of the kind of videos on the site. This one is of one of my heroes, John Maeda:
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