Here are a few loose ends from TEDActive that I wanted to pass along. First, is a picture that someone took at the bike ride I mentioned. I guess I was not the only one who found the contrast in attire noteworthy.
They have started posting some of the talks from this year earlier than in the past. Here are links to the ones so far that I think are worth watching:
- Susan Cain explains the power of introverts
- Peter Diamandis predicts a future of abundance
- Vijay Kumar describes his small flying robots
- Brian Stevenson tells about the heartrending problems of ongoing racial injustice
- Andrew Stanton extols the virtues of storytelling (after a somewhat off color intro joke)
Based on the talks, I bought quite a few books. Hopefully, I will find time to read most of them. Here are the books (well, Kindle books) I bought, written by TED speakers:
- The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
- Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
- The Optimism Bias by Tali Sharot
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackmon (resources that Bryan Stevenson referred to in his compelling talk on race in America)
- Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
- The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
I guess I have a lot of reading to do! I hope these entries over the past week have given you at least a taste of what TED is like. Thanks for following along.
I plan to reduce my blog posts to one or two a week for a while. I need to catch my breath!