Saturday, December 29, 2012

Andrew Bird on TED TALKS 2010

It was many many moons ago that I came upon the man that is named Bird, looks like a bird, and sounds like a bird. Where was I when this event was announced? The date took place in Long Beach, CA; a location that is approximately 20 minutes from where I live. Regardless I am pleased to see that he made it to TED Talks.

Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination - 2010 - Long Beach, CA

TED TALK Description:
Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com.

Monday, December 24, 2012

TEDxEast - Sarah Kay-Poetess/Storyteller

One of my favorite slam poets, Sarah Kay on TED Talks.

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TEDxEast - Sarah Kay-Poetess/Storyteller - 2011

TEDxSFED - George Watsky

One of my favorite slam poets, George Watsky on TED Talks.


TEDxSFED - George Watsky - 2011

TEDxConcordiaUPortland - Anis Mojgani - Equal Parts Science and Magic

One of my favorite slam poets -- Anis Mojani on TED Talks.

TEDxConcordiaUPortland - Anis Mojgani - Equal Parts Science and Magic

Free air! Buddy Wakefield at TEDxUSU

I couldn't be more pleased to see that one of my favorite slam poets has made it to TED. Buddy Wakefield delivers with humor and grace a great TED talks.


Free Air! - Buddy Wakefield - TEDxUSU - November 7th 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

To the survivors and the helpers of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut

On 12/14/12 a 20 year old male gunman shot 20 children and 8 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut
Sandy Hook Elementary School on morning of shooting.
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world." 
-- Mister Rogers

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Image is Powerful: Cameron Russell at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

Model Cameron Russell speaks about beauty privilege. Good stuff.


Image is Powerful: Cameron Russell at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

How Advertisers Failed Women in 2012

Sexist Ads in 2012


How Advertisers Failed Women in 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

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