TED DIY

While I’m behind on the main session posts as I type this (three sessions behind now…), this is worth highlighting.

One of the unique things (and there are many) about TED@PalmSprings is the opportunity for audience members to get on stage and share their ideas worth spreading.

This morning, a bunch of us did just that. And it was AWESOME!

Welcome to TED DIY!

Aaron

  • why is a Guitar Hero instrument not a legitimate music tool?
  • imagine if

Al Myers

  • edu revolution!
  • innovate learning methods!
  • immerse!
  • mentors
  • empowered

Jim Fallon

  • UC prof
  • neuroscientist
  • history of deep research into creativity (and other areas)
  • also research into psychopathic killers why?
  • gene expression as consequence of exposure to extreme violence
  • cultures exposed to violence have potential for increased gene expression

Matthias

  • opencauses.org
  • treat donations themselves as a form of currency
  • work, innovate, create
  • representative cause credits
  • open platform
  • just 1%?
  • what couldn’t we do?

Linda

  • 23andme.com
  • difficult to teach genetics, even to doctors
  • have created a how to kit/visualisation for genome comparison

Annette Greenstein

  • evolution about mobility
  • access to location
  • change in thinking
  • what thinking do we need to do?
  • mobility solutions in underprivileged communities

Jeffrey

  • Dean of Engineering SMU
  • 1 lifetime to increase computing power 1Mx
  • power of innovation + power of imagination makes everything possible
  • from “one-off” to one billion
  • Global Open Source Home

Jenny Morel

  • Martin Jetpack

Jakob

  • ex-Navy diver
  • 27y in tech now
  • rowing across Atlantic 2nd Atlantic Trade Winds Expedition
  • 14 man crew
  • Canary Is to Barbados
  • mind over body body needs to be ready
  • gruelling selection process and training
  • lost rudder 11 days in

Seth and Jose

  • creating stock market to fund 10 large scale public artworks
  • trustart.org
  • auction after 1yr
  • proceeds split between artists and funders
  • invest social capital into social art
  • clever idea!

Sebastian Verbeke

  • storytelling
  • buffalo!
  • (buffalo)^n=English sentence
  • ambiguity
  • just let the buffalo roam

Lisa Buksbaum

  • Soaring Words
  • 250K kids and families helped

Elaine Parker

  • what skills do we need for success?
  • get kids into the kitchen to learn
  • magic as analogy for cooking
  • diabetes and obesity big issues
  • as kids think they make intelligent critical choices about food

Tony O’Driscoll

  • poem about power of TED
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BarCamp Sydney #4 – Saturday, 15 November 2008

The (un)organisers of BarCamp Sydney have let me know that they are preparing for yet another festival of creativity to engage and excite the Australian tech and innovation community. Details below.

Date: 15 November 2008

Venue: UNSW Roundhouse

Time: 9:00AM-5:00PMpm (registration starts at 8:30AM)

Register: Do it yourself on the wiki

If you’ve never been to a BarCamp before, I highly recommend it. Make some time in your schedule. For those that have been before, I needn’t remind you how great BarCamp is. Take a look at my tag list below to see just how much of your life this might touch.

Hopefully, I’ll see you there. I’m not sure how my timetable is yet.