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Monday, June 27th, 2016

I have not been blogging much here, as I am hacked quite often causing lotsa headaches, but in the past few years I’ve been posting the facebook page which will become the norm fyi.

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TED Global 2014: RIO

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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I’m lucky enough to travel toBrazil for TEDGlobal, and will be taking a bit of extra time to visit Floripa where I hear is full of beaches and life, Rio where TED will be held, and then a quick visit to San Paulo which I hear is the NYC of Brazil and I can finally look into a post I had about A City Without Ads.

My exact plans are a bit unplanned even though heading over in a week, but after the jump I’ll provide a useful list of links my friend from Brazil provided…

If your in the know for something to do in Brazil, let me know.

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Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Monday, March 31st, 2014


This inspirational talk has a special place for me since I live in Boston and also captured the alarming global news during the marathon…. watch this talk to get awed in tech and surprised by a guest appearance.

via TED


Ed Yong: Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This was one of the more alarming thought provoking talks this year…. imagine if this were true…parasites partiallycontrol the human brain!

via TED


Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Awesome talk by astronaut Chris Hadfield about doing something that scares you…


Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process from 99U on Vimeo.

One of my fav talks at the 99U (formerly 99% conference)


Shane Koyczan: “To This Day”… for the bullied and beautiful

Monday, March 11th, 2013

By far one of my favorite talks this year at TED. Very truthful, deep, and well spoken…and illustrated! A must watch!!

“By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.

Shane Koyczan makes spoken-word poetry and music. His poem “To This Day” is a powerful story of bullying and survival, illustrated by animators from around the world.”

 


Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

A very inspirational outgoing talk by Amanda Palmer at TED this year! Simply Awesome lady.

“Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

Alt-rock icon Amanda Fucking Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists can and should be directly supported by fans”

via TED


Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Perhaps one of my favorites talks this year at TED…Ron says it all. Plant Some Shit!

“Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Ron Finley grows a nourishing food culture in South Central L.A.’s food desert by planting the seeds and tools for healthy eating.”

via TED


Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it’s happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.”

Allen Savory via TED 


C.J. Huff: Resilience in the aftermath of the unthinkable

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

“C.J. Huff is the superintendent of Joplin, Mo., schools who led his district of thousand of employees and students through the recovery effort that followed the infamous Joplin tornado. “We had children in the rubble…and there is no worse feeling in the world,” he said about the moments after the storm. “I can tell you, at this time in my life, I had 7,747 kids that I was responsible for, and I could only account for my two children.”

 

via poptech


How boxer Claressa Shields overcame adversity to win gold

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

“Boxer Claressa Shields, age 17, clawed her way out of hardscrabble Flint Michigan to win the first ever Olympic gold medal for women’s middleweight boxing. She has won 31 fights — and lost only one. “That fight made me work so much harder when I got back to the gym, even though I cried and I was sad. It made me hungrier.””

via poptech