Thursday, February 28, 2008

TED 2008

The 2008 TED Conference opened yesterday in Aspen. This year's theme is The Big Questions... such as, Who are we? What is our place in the universe? What is life? Is beauty truth? How do we create? How dare we be optimistic? And the point? etc.

Brogan at TED 2008

A couple of highlights from yesterday's session included a surprise presentation by Stephen Hawking, and a preview of the WorldWide Telescope project - a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and builds a comprehensive view of our universe. Kind of like Google Earth turned outward... but infinitely bigger and more complex. WorldWide Telescope looks to be a revolutionary yet incredibly intuitive way to explore the universe. It will be available for free download this spring.

To keep up on the latest at TED, here are a few blogs worth following:
Kings of Simulcast
Lunch Over IP
Thomas Dolby
Official TED Blog

1 comment:

Andy Malone said...

TED talks are great because they let you experience the entire presentation ... instead of four minute "Youtube style" clips.