Tuesday, March 13, 2007

more future

Our creative director just came back from TED. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and its a conference hosted in CA. Some of this years' speakers included: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Clinton, Deborah Scranton, Paul Simon, Richard Branson, Michael Pollan, and Robin Chase ..to name just a few. We had a little agency debrief to talk about the conference. To me, TED seemed like a gathering place for ideas on how to make a better world and to provide inspiration for a more responsible future.

If you want to see a sweet website that's also connected with TED check out: http://www.worldchanging.com/

Its fantastic! So much to soak up and learn on this site! We also watched a couple of last years' speakers on DVD and its crazy inspiration to want to act. There is so much going on in our world and why not be a part of something (anything!) that can make a profound difference in the future.

You can also listen to the speakers by subscribing to TEDTalks - Each week, they'll release a new talk, in audio and video, to download or watch online. For best effect, plan to listen to at least three, start to finish. They have a cumulative effect... http://www.ted.com

Lastly, Deborah Scranton, who was one of the TED speakers directed a documentary called The War Tapes. THE WAR TAPES is the result – a uniquely collaborative film from a team that includes Director Deborah Scranton, Producer Robert May (THE FOG OF WAR) and Producer/Editor Steve James (HOOP DREAMS). Check out the trailer! www.thewartapes.com

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