Posted by: bemyduende | 02/25/2009

Smell 4/嗅覚 4: TED

The internet is such a big place to explore with so many cool, inspiring things to find.  There is so much to “sniff out” that I always appreciate friends recommending websites, especially ones which connect the world and inspire change.

TED is one of those sites and I thank Charles for alerting me to its presence.  TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and their mission is to spread ideas.  How wonderful.  Every year TED awards three people the TED prize which “is designed to leverage the TED Community’s exceptional array of talent and resources.  Each person receive $100,000 and, much more important, the granting of ‘One Wish to Change the World’.”  I wanted to embed the video of José Antonio Abreu unfortunately, I couldn’t get it to work. Click on his picture and you can watch his idea -of course its a music one.

If music isn’t your thing, not only can you watch the other two prize recipients’ videos but, you can also watch 375 more compelling ideas as well as additional performances, all of which are 18 minutes long. I realize 18 minutes is like a lifetime in “staying on the same internet page” time but when you do have the time, the patience, and the desire, please watch any video which captures your attention.  It’s well worth it.

For more videos, click here.


Photo credit: Right Livelihood


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