From the “25 Days of Christmas” ads that ABC Family uses to visually abuse our senses with, the idea of 7 Days of TED was born. And since these experiments are about lessons worth sharing, what better way than to incorporate TED (and its “ideas worth spreading” attitude) into the process?
If you have a computer, and haven’t been using it under a rock, you probably know what TED is. Standing for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, the annual conference started in 1990, but has since grown into a phenomenon of global conferences, 1000+ online videos, and over 1 billion online video views.
“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself” (John Dewey)
How true. Such a sentiment echoes what Alan Watts (one of my all-time favorite people) has said:
There aren’t many more succinctly, significant videos out there that make that point. Are we done learning after we’ve graduated and got that job? Are we not living until we’ve gotten to that “certain something” we’ve been told is coming? Until we recognize “it was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing and dance while the music was playing”, that “certain something” is just held over our head. So I say sing. And dance. And learn. Do it all while the music is playing.
This week aims to exchange the average time most people spend doing passive things (like watching TV, doing idle internet surfing) with time spent watching TED talks (still technically passive, but with a much greater “active” element as well). 3 TED talks a day. All day, every day. Til the boats collapse:
Lessons Learned From…