ted talks


V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Tanaya Winder
Douglas Miles (Apache Skateboards)

Arts Profile

Let Poetry Be Thy Medicine

Tanaya Winder’s extraordinarily ordinary journey

For many, the word “medicine” conjures images of pills and syrups distributed by doctors cloaked in white. But for poet and editor Tanaya Winder, medicine takes a different form.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012

news

The Daily Word in Glitter Dick, Andrew W.K. and Chinese sex slaves.

The Daily Word

Rest in peace guitarist Mickey Baker.

The Onion fooled China.

Bjork shares her favorite TED Talks.

He was a Chinese sex slave dungeon master.

A cat made of fur and anger.

Two students were forced to hold hands.

Here’s what that fire was yesterday.

A New York man got a DWI on his way to a DWI.

A false Messiah gets three years for spitting.

A church in Milan has set up an exorcist hotline.

Amazing anamorphic illusions.

Apparently Andrew W.K. will not be a Cultural Embassador to Bahrain.

Glitter Dick posters on UNM campus sparked a controversy.

Commissioner Wiener wants Charlie Sheen to play him in a movie. Wiener's writing a screenplay.

The lesser prairie chicken is threatened.

Gawker interviews the pale nerd king.

Happy birthday Billy Idol.

Contance Moss, Marisa Demarco and Emily Aragon: Thanks for the linkies!

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011

Tech

TEDxABQ Expands

TEDxABQ, the annual “big idea” presentation by dozens of 505 movers and shakers, has sold out its event at the National Hispanic Cultural Center this coming Saturday, Sept. 10. No surprise there. The good news is organizers have added two simulcasts of the event—one in Santa Fe and one here in Albuquerque at UNM’s School of Architecture & Planning. There are 200 seats up for grabs at UNM. In order to get one, you need to RSVP right away to the TEDxABQ website. Tickets for the simulcast are free, but will go fast. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. inside the Architecture & Planning School’s Garcia Honda Auditorium. Among the inspiring speakers rattling off their brief, brilliant ideas about art, technology, social change, medicine, finance and more are Dr. Arthur Kaufman, Henry Rael, Ries Robinson, Nancy Judd and Hakim Bellamy. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Listen, learn, meet and greet and be inspired! For more groundbreaking ideas—from discovering new planets to rescuing penguins to ending the war in Afghanistan—head to TED.

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.