Hello, I hope you enjoyed my previous update? haha oh yeah you didn't even notice... oooor did you? I dont know. Anyways I have been following a website called TED.com for a while now, and i have also been playing them on my show on BSide FM. Basically the TED.com website is about smart people talking about Technology, Entertainment and or Design. There are some really good talks there so here are a few of my favourites - this is to make a change from music MP3s and they will now be talking MP3s I will give you the direct link as well as the link to the page about the talk - which also has a video of the talk and these are usually good to watch, well the ones with visual aides and what not.
- Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity (download)
"Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity."
- Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice (download)
"Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied."
- John Hodgman: A brief digression on matters of lost time (download)
"Humorist John Hodgman rambles through a new story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way all of these somehow contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love."
- Stephen Petranek: 10 ways the world could end (download)
"How might the world end? Stephen Petranek lays out the challenges that face us in the drive to preserve the human race. Will we be wiped out by an asteroid? Eco-collapse? How about a particle collider gone wild?"
- Steven Levitt - Why do crack dealers still live with their moms? (download)
"Freakonomics author Steven Levitt presents new data on the finances of drug dealing. Contrary to popular myth, he says, being a street-corner crack dealer isn’t lucrative: It pays below minimum wage. And your boss can kill you."
- Malcolm Gladwell: What we can learn from spaghetti sauce (download)
"Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness."
- David Deutsch - Our Place in the cosmos (download)
"Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem."
- Helen Fisher: The brain in love (download)
"Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love."
So yeah, there you go enjoy them and let me know what you think.