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Lunch with TED and Lynda

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Weekly online learning event and discussion.

12:00 – 1:00 pm / CMC 11
A weekly online learning event

Should we continue Lunch with TED and Lynda? 

Contact Doug Foxgrover to express interest in this event.


TED talks are all about "ideas worth spreading."   At TED, they "believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world."  The annual TED conferences invite the most inspired thinkers and challenge them to give the talk of their lives (in 5-15 minutes).  You could think of them as concentrated Convocations. produces software training tutorials and documentaries of creative individuals.  They "believe that education is power, knowledge creates opportunity, that technology should be accessible to everyone, and that comprehensive, straightforward training can make a world of difference."

Many people find these talks and tutorials to be a valuable way of expanding awareness and knowledge into diverse and divergent areas, including those affecting our work at the College.  Come discover how and why.  Every Monday, starting September 17th, Doug Foxgrover will host an informal session showcasing TED talks, software training tutorials and other pursuits of lifelong learning.  There will be time each week for viewing and discussion.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

All sessions will be held in CMC 011 (in the basement), and will start about noon.

We started the new year with a TED talk by Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education.

On Oct 8th, we saw a TED talk by Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust.  Rachel is the co-author of WHAT’S MINE IS YOURS : The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. This is happening now, and in a big way.

On Oct 15th, we'll start a short series on design, drawing, visual thinking and the secret life of paintings.  We'll begin with a talk by Ole Qvist-Sørensen at TEDxCopenhagen 2012:  Draw more, together.  Next, we'll see a TED talk by John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders.  Last, we'll move on to The secret lives of paintings, a TED talk by Maurizio Seracini, who uses medical and military tools to discover hidden treasures within paintings and buildings.

On Oct 22nd, we'll look at museum narratives (Thomas P. Campbell: Weaving narratives in museum galleries) and also self-directed learning (The self-organizing computer course - Shimon Schocken).


Previous TED talks shown:

The happy secret to better work (Shawn Achor)
Women entrepreneurs, example not exception (Gayle Tzemach Lemmon)
The Girl Effect (not a TED talk)
Lost Generation (not a TED talk)
Coding a better government (Jennifer Pahlka)
The power of introverts (Susan Cain)
Abundance is our future (Peter Diamandis)

Why videos go viral (Kevin Allocca)
2600 years of history in one object (Neil MacGregor)
Comedy is translation (Chris Bliss)
Crowdsourcing your health (Lucien Engelen)
Impossible photography (Erik Johannson)
Shape-shifting dinosaurs (Jack Horner)
Why SOPA is a bad idea (Clay Shirky)
The magnificence of spider silk (Cheryl Hayashi)
The powerful link between creativity and play (Tim Brown)
Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence  (Jonathan Haidt)
The missing link to renewable energy  (Donald Sadoway)
Spaghetti harvest  (not a TED talk)
Instant color TV  (not a TED talk)
The other inconvenient truth (Jonathan Foley)
Designing Books (Chip Kidd)
Connected but alone (Sherry Turkle)
Garr Reynolds on Presenting
Games for a change (Brenda Brathwaite)
More about Brenda Brathwaite's games
A teen just trying to figure it out (Tavi Gevinson)
How to use a paper towel (Joe Smith)
David Gallo shows underwater astonishments
The Optimism Bias (Tali Sharot)
Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
RSAnimate's version of Ken Robinson's talk
Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way (Reggie Watts)
Religions and Babies (Hans Rosling)
Will our kids be a different species? (Juan Enriquez)
We are all designers (John Hockenberry)
The shared wonder of film (Beeban Kidron)
What we're learning from online education - Daphne Koller
The mad scientist of music - Mark Applebaum
What we're learning from 5000 brains - Read Montague
Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust
Draw more, together: Ole Qvist-Sørensen at TEDxCopenhagen 2012
How art, technology and design inform creative leaders - John Maeda
The secret lives of paintings - Maurizio Seracini



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