TED Ideas Worth Spending On
What, you didn't have the six large to attend TED this year? Bummer. No matter, you can still see the talks for free. The website at TED.com presents videos of presentations, performers, futurists, and culture heroes.
Anand Agarawala's BumpTop Desktop
Everything and everyone from Eve Ensler of the Vagina Monologues (I think she's moved on to another body part) to Malcom Gladwell (of the big hair) to Pilobolus performing Symbiosus and big thinkers (the usual suspects include Jane Goodall, Al Gore, and Stewart Brand) sharing insight into their work, their process, and their vision for the future.
Ross Lovegrove's Organic Design presentation
These are jaw dropping examples of beauty, clarity, and innovation. TED brands their conference with the slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading." These are presentations worth calling your friends, colleagues, and kids over to watch.