Sunday, April 19, 2009

The TED Talks

TED, which stands for Technology Entertainment and Design, started out as a conference in 1984 to bring the best and brightest in the aforementioned fields together.  Speeches from previous attendees are available online and are truly quite amazing to watch.  Here are just a few that we recommend.

William McDonough: The Wisdom of Designing Cradle to Cradle
Captain Charles Moore: Sailing The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Dennis vanEngelsdorp: Where Have the Bees Gone?
Michael Pollan: The Omnivore’s Next Dillema
Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto
Alex Stephan: Inspired Ideas for a Sustainable Future
Cameron Sinclair: Open-source Architecture to House the World
Jane Goodall: What Separates Us from the Apes?


anet said...

I am with you brother! Too much to say, thanks for your great blog. What was that George Washington bust in your cabinet?

Fake Plastic Fish said...

I recommend Captain Charles Moore's talk: Sailing The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:


Barto said...

Great site! (Dilemma sp)

Gina Marie said...

TED is awesome! A lot of English teachers at our high school use it in the classroom. I haven't used it yet in my ancient history class, but I'm hoping to integrate it in next years curriculum.

Sustaino - said...

Great list! I would add the biomimicry discussion by Janine Benyus.


Angello said...

The last speeches, need their URLs fixed. They all point to Alex Stephan... I am surprised nobody noticed... :\

Dave said...

Thanks for the heads up. Not sure how that happened but it's fixed.