No, this is not another Wahlberg film. Ted Conferences invite Technology, Entertainment and Design visionaries from all over the world to share their thoughts on science, business, arts and global issues.
#TED15, Truth and Dare, started on Monday in Vancouver, Canada and will continue throughout the week. Over 70 speakers will take to the stage giving short presentations, comedic and musical performances.
In Session 1: Opening Gambit, MIT PhD student Abe Davis shared more about how sound will soon evolve via his co-creation of the Visual Microphone, which takes audio from silent digital videos and creates audio tracks. #BostonStrong
I wish I could have been there to hear him speak in person, but if you’re like me and not in position to hop on the next flight to BC, you can sign up for a virtual seat with TED Live.
TED Live gains you online access to every talk for $500, or someone could give you TED Live as a gift. This option is on the registration page. Now you can watch live-streaming videos in HD of the sessions, and revisit your favorite talks on-demand anytime throughout the year. (FYI, for $100 you can enjoy the same privileges, but you’ll have to wait until March 21).
If none of these options interest you, edited content will start rolling out for FREE after the conference on TED.com, but not all talks will be posted online.
As a solution, for $25 you can sign up for specific talks. I’m booked for Session 5: Life Stories with master story collector Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and Session 8: Pop-Up Magazine with interactive storyteller Chris Milk who used a variety of cross-media platforms in his works including The Johnny Cash Project and “Hello, Again.” I however still have to wait until March 21 to have access.
One last TEDbit, check outTED Books, the recently launched iOS app for iPhone and iPad. Downloading Ted Books is free, and an all-access subscription costs only $14.99 to read works such as,Things Don’t Have to Be Complicated, The Science of Optimism and Why School?