Tribes to change the world

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Tribes to change the world

In this inspiring TED Talks, Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so, to go out and Tell a Story > Connect a Tribe >Lead a movement > Make a Change >

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TED x Seapoint – Who Moved my Sushi?

This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend TEDx Seapoint – Who Moved my Sushi?  It was a truly inspiring event that brought light to the plight of our oceans (over 80% of the oceans fisheries are currently over-exploited) and shared solutions to protect and restore our marine resources. The speakers were change-makers from all walks of life – from big wave riders and free divers to filmmakers, artists, photographers and marine biologists.  As the day progressed a common theme began to emerge – that people will only conserve what they know and love and that media has a huge role to play in creating these connections. So let’s us all share our stories of water, for it is the element that connects us…

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A TED talk from the future

Being such huge fans of TED, I just had to post this TEDTalk (Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world) from the year 2023 as envisioned by Prometheus director Ridley Scott! Although it appears to be pure fantasy, if you read any literature on future trends, it may one day be our reality, and a scary one at that.

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Trash to Toys

Arvind Gupta (science educator) is turning trash into toys for learning. In this video he shares how he creates toys that kids can build themselves – while learning basic principles of science and design.

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Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit

Here’s a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally — using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you’ll ever see … Check out

Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb

What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower — and do it in a way that’s more efficient, secure and widespread.

Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself?

Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to  outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make  architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material  that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.

William McDonough: The wisdom of designing Cradle to Cradle

Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account “all children, all species, for all time.”

Cameron Sinclair: TED Prize wish: Open-source architecture to house the world

Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. He unveils his TED Prize wish for a network to improve global living standards through collaborative design.

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The Secret Life of Plants

A few years ago I read an intriguing book – the *Secret Life of Plants* by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. It analysed the relationship between humans and plants, exploring the idea that plants may actually be sentient!! Well 37 years on scientists are still exploring these issues with some exciting discoveries!

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