elizabeth gilbert


V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Jill Bolte Taylor brought a human brain to her TED talk

Culture

Top TED Talks and Tickets!

This is the one folks, start your engines.

TED: Ideas Worth Sharing. The TED website is awesome. It lets you search all the talks and even organize them based on criteria like how much they’re watched , number of comments people have posted on them or the date they were filmed.

I was excited to see that one of my favorites, Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity, was in the top ten most viewed. I was also ecstatic to see that there were nine much loved talks I hadn’t seen at all, and proceeded to spend most of a morning cramming my brain with inspirational fuel.

The others currently in the top ten most watched are:

Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

David Gallo shows underwater astonishments

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demo SixthSense

Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic"

Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen

Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth

Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?

Check these out, and then click around at random to watch more. I have never stumbled upon a TED talk that was less than thrilling. After you get really jazzed about TED, you’ll want to get tickets to TEDx Albuquerque. Get the details here. It’s a chance for us to absorb some of the TED talk energy live.

AND, yes, this is the blog on which you should comment if you want FREE tickets! Just tell us what your favorite TED talk is, and the Alibi will give a pair of tickets to the first two people who leave a comment. Then I can spend the afternoon watching your favorite talks. Sweet.

V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Emily Leach at the 2010 Albuquerque conference
Dawn Allynn Photography

Art News

TED Time!

Ideas worth spreading. This is the mission of the nonprofit organization TED, which works toward changing attitudes, lives and the world. It began with two annual conferences where some of the world’s greatest innovators and insight-givers were challenged to give the best talk they could in 18 minutes or less. Videos of the talks are regularly posted online for everyone to watch, share and love.

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V.19 No.4 |

Elizabeth Gilbert Tonight

Best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, hits Burque tonight at 7 p.m. at the UNM SUB Ballroom to discuss her new tome, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. (Read our review of it here.) For tickets, go to bkwrks.com.

Do you think you deserve a free, hardcover copy of this super new book? Tweet or comment with the best reason and it's yours.

V.19 No.4 | 1/28/2010

Book Review

’Til Death, Probably

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

If you’ve been to a bookstore in the past four years, you’re at least glancingly familiar with Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia. The story of the then thirtysomething author’s disastrous divorce and search for fulfillment was a breakaway bestseller, garnering the praise of none other than Oprah. It is now being made into a movie starring Julia Roberts, realizing what is, arguably, the apex of American pop-cultural achievement.

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