A couple of weeks ago my friend, Tara Hunt, posted a list of her 10 favorite TED Talks. She’s inspired me to do the same, except I’m limiting myself to just five. Why five? Well, if I go over five, I’m just as likely to go over 10. And so on. I pretty much like everything I view from TED, and it’s definitely an event that I want to attend one day.
TED strikes me as an odd event – full to the brim of inspiring and inspired people, many of them very powerful and totally capable through the money or social capital they have access to of making a real difference. For a regular person like me, I imagine TED is incredibly exciting to attend, yet almost disheartening as you return to real life afterwards and realise that your individual capacity to drive the sort of innovation and change TED aspires to is rather limited.
That’s perhaps a little bit of a dark view, so I’ll let it just slip on past. Without further ado, my five TED favorites are:
- Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
- Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life
- Larry Lessig says the law is strangling creativity
- Al Gore’s new thinking on the climate crisis
- Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks
What about you? What about TED inspires you and gets you to think differently?