Monday, April 20, 2009

Have you met TED?

Let me begin by saying that this is not a promotion for despite the fact that it was here that I learned the Japanese technique of shirt folding and now can fold a shirt with the speed of light. It was on that I stumbled across TED.

TED is a conference that began in 1984 in the U.S. that brought together internationally acclaimed speakers from the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design (hence the name) for a lecture series which has grown substantially over the years. Each lecture is approximately 20 minutes in length, and are well worth every minute.

I will be posting some of my favourites over time - here is my first.

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? Mr. Robinson gives a compelling lecture on why he believes this to be true and explains why "creativity is as important as literacy."

As a mother of two young children, and as an artist who is also married to an artist - this particular lecture struck a chord. I will save you my opinions and let you draw your own conclusions - yes pun intended.

Watch it here and enjoy!

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