A little about the conference may be informative. According to their web site, “TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference [held in Monterey, California each February] now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
Chris had found a talk about current education and creativity, and posted the link on his Blog. Curious, I visited the site (a TED page), and, over on the side, noticed a link to a talk by Ben Zander. I “dropped everything,” and went immediately to Ben’s talk, where I remained, enthralled, for the next 20 minutes or so. I hope you are too!
(Oh, by the way, I've officialy designated Benjamin Zander as my hero. A position NOT accorded lightly!)
Thank you sooooo much for sharing that. It brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me of a nun I had as a teacher in the 5th grade that painted a picture for us before listening to Vivaldi's Spring and it's still one of my favorites. I can still see the birds she described.
You know all about it... it's about (Nick nd Jared's) shining eyes!
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