I recently had the opportunity to interview Vijay Gupta, the artistic director and founder of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating live, free, on-site musical experiences of the highest artistic quality for people experiencing incarceration and homelessness in Los Angeles County.
Imagine a technology platform which allows individuals everywhere to network and communicate to preserve and protect what is central to all of our lives: water. Consider an app like Yelp, or a Google Map that allows you to learn about your local watershed.
I still remember how it all started. Few days after Donald returned from TED Active 2014 in Whistler, Canada, I sat with him at the MESH AD Studio a...
Social support can help us sustain any practice. One powerful way to build appreciation in your life is to exchange daily emails or texts with a "gratitude buddy" where you each list one to three things you're grateful for that day.
"Whether it is an impact they made on one student who walked up to them, or the mayor of the town who took notice, each story holds a special place. I am most touched by how each organizer adds a local flavor and personal stamp to each event. "
Hosting TEDx talks are a powerful way to share ideas and inspire people to take action. Yet there are an abundance of ideas out there that it's hard to give everyone the opportunity to share their big idea.
Source: Waffle House Facebook Page We're all searching for it. Some search with running shoes. Some with wine glasses. Some fire up online sites ...
TED is a nonprofit devoted to "ideas worth spreading" and Ethan is a passionate and tireless proponent for restoring sanity and humanity to drug policy: an idea whose time has come.
Think of it like talking to your friend in a casual awesome conversation. Think of it as something fun. Not only is it one of your greatest assets through life but it helps you be superhero status comfortable in your own skin.
What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.
If we teach students how the brain works -- that we are not born smart, but become creative and successful through both sustained effort and failure -- they will learn that the individual controls achievement, and mediates institutional and personal factors.
She's not especially worthwhile only to artists but to anyone open to her way of being, anyone drawn to the power of rawness, anyone who's crackling to live their lives a bit more fearlessly, a bit more honestly.
When I stepped onstage at TEDxBerkeley, the bright lights momentarily blinded me from seeing the audience of 2,000. Like so many other people, I had dreamed of this opportunity for years but wasn't sure if it would ever become a reality.
When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...
Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?
"Most information is just stuff. It's just data. I worship understanding and all of information architecture is the discipline of making things understandable."