TED stands for Technology Entertainment Design. Its a conference or more strictly speaking a series of conferences that always has fascinating speakers from the worlds of tech, entertainment, design and far beyond!
The 2008 vids have just begun to be released including this talk from Harvard-trained brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor. Yes, that is a brain in her hand!
Also, hear from Craig Venter on how close he is to creating synthetic life for example, bacteria designed from scratch to gobble CO2 and generate advanced fuels.
Finally astronomer Roy Gould unveiled the WorldWide Telescope as created by Microsoft’s Curtis Wong: the WorldWide Telescope. Here’s his talk.
A fascinating mixture of information – and a great example of involving people from ‘beyond the room’ using webcasts.