TED Conference 09

While the TED 09 Conference was on we featured Twitter feeds from two of the attendees as a stream of updates in the sidebar.

Now the conference is over we have taken down the live feeds but included snapshots of some of those comments down below.

Remo from Sydney who has attended several conferences in the past at Remorandum These are in the nature of status updates and are 160 character answers to the what are you doing? Examples of both are below.

Remo used photos taken on his mobile which is another options.

  1. Wisdom is “moral jazz” … knowing when to make exceptions to rules. A wise person is made not born. Barry Schwartz at #TED
  2. http://twitpic.com/1dkhl – #TED: Nearing the end. Standing ovation for Chris and the TED team
  3. http://twitpic.com/1diko – Six Eyes at #TED. 3ality demonstrates updates in 3D technology
  4. http://twitpic.com/1dhs7 – Nicholas Negraponte back at #TED to report on One Laptop Per Child
  5. http://twitpic.com/1dg9k – Chris Anderson responds to criticism that GFC somewhat ignored at #TED
  6. Exclusive: RSW Unplugged. TED Founder interviewed by ME at #TED2009 re: genesis & metamorphosis of #TED. Unedited video: http://bit.ly/FsCG
  7. Back from #TED Party at Long Beach: Chock Full of Interesting Folk … including many who claimed to feel very bonded to REMO brand. Nice.
  8. RT @TEDchris: #TED Interview with Bill Gates re economic crisis, Malcolm Gladwell, oddball teachers & his legacy http://tinyurl.com/b4jj4r

And Sean Gourley who is a TED Fellow this year.

  1. back in Santa barbra. Here 7 days ago, feels like yesterday. Time is wierd like that at #ted
  2. @chrisalbon his models were a little bit black box. We also know that models need to be sensitivity analysis. I’m not convinced.
  3. ted prize a lifetime achievement award? Or something to help you realize a dream. #ted
  4. where to start on the journey to interact with politics. #ted
  5. we are handicapped by waiting for the experts to give solutions. We all have capacity for collaboration and innovation. #ted
  6. liz Coleman asking some really interesting questions about the current state of our liberal arts colleges. #ted
  7. Thomas Jefferson getting some love. #ted
  8. wouldn’t have been able to do my research using a reductioist approach. Connections are too important to leave out. #ted

This year there are some vidos already live and a number of photo collections including this Bestof TED2009 on Flickr . The whol;e event can be quite overwhelming and thankfully the TED website only release a few of the video presentations each week as they would get lost if they all come out at once.

The TED prizes for Conference 09 were online again this year.  I watched but must confess that I was somewhat surprised  that the SETI search got a prize this year. (SETI=Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)

I may have imagined it but at one point I thought I heard Jill say they were still searching for signs of intelligent life on earth.

Astronomer Jill Cornell Tarter,

“I wish that you would empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company.”

Deep Sea explorer Sylvia Earle,

“I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.”

Maestro José Antonio Abreu

“I wish you would help create and document a special training program for at least 50 gifted young musicians, passionate for their art and for social justice, and dedicated to developing El Sistema in the US and in other countries.”

I find it surprising that no mass orchestra programme appears to exist in the US that is like the Sistema approach.

There is a connection between social justice and the orchestra as a learning and co-operative model that might be its real strength.