highly recommended: - The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED, a documentary about the 2006 Technology Entertainment Design (TED) conference held annually in monterey. i don’t know if i’d ever heard to TED before getting this on netflix – maybe in passing, but i certainly had no idea about what happened there. this documentary was enthralling, i think mostly because of its unabashed optimism (and perhaps because i watched it after spending a weekend with a crew who put everything they had into creating something most of the world would consider a waste of time and talent). these are the world’s leading thinkers getting together and talking about all the opportunities that lie before mankind in supportive, constructive, impassioned way – focusing on what is possible, not what isn’t, in all areas of humanity: art, music, technology, agriculture, health, spirituality. if you’re looking for some inspiration (or brain-bending mood lift), i highly recommend watching the documentary, or you can watch most of the 18-20 minute segments on the TED website.
i particularly enjoyed this segment: Sir Ken Robinson on schools killing creativity
Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen
Majora Carter’s tale of urban renewal in the south bronx