1) Cocos nucifera, a drupacious palm fruit endemic to South India
2) an American born Indian who's brown on the outside, white on the inside, exploring his tender core, and exposing his nutty shell


If you're interested in global health, cultural conundrums, social innovations, and life in India then read on!

Nov 24, 2009

Ideas Worth Spreading at TED India

"We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other."

TED (Technology Entertainment Design) hosted their first-ever gathering in India at the Infosys campus in Mysore on November 4-7th, 2009. It offered a fast-paced, highly curated three-day stage program featuring the famous 18-minute TED talks. These talks will open your eyes and drop your jaw in mind-expanding ways. Below I highlight some of my favorite TED India talks. You can access most of the TED India talks here.

*Pranav Mistry, MIT grad student prodigy and inventor of the SixthSense technology, shows his wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Watch him showcase this technology in the talk below.

If you want to see another video about applications of Sixthsense Technology see this video.

*Ryan Lobo, Indian filmmaker and photographer, speaks about "compassionate storytelling" sharing photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives. In this talk, he reframes controversial subjects with empathy, so that we see the pain of a Liberian war criminal, the quiet strength of Indian UN women peacekeepers stationed in Liberia, and the perseverance of Delhi's underappreciated firefighters. See more of his photography at his blog. Watch the video of his moving TED talk below.

*Hans Rosling, global health expert and data visionary, talks about Asia's Rise with a mind boggling data presentation. Watch the video here: 

No comments:

Post a Comment