In this program, three different TED Talks are screened every week. Each screening is hosted by a volunteer and followed by a facilitated discussion in the style of a philosopher’s café.
Room: Piano Room
Please register at 604-669-5051. This program is by donation.
• Steven Johnson – Where good ideas come from: People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. Johnson shows how history tells a different story.
• Matt Ridley – When ideas have sex: The engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
• Christopher Ryan – Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?: Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature.
• Louise Leakey – A dig for humanity’s origins: Leakey digs for the evolutionary origins of humankind and suggests a stunning new vision of our competing ancestors.
• Jon Ronson – When online shaming goes too far: Twitter gives a voice to the voiceless, a way to speak up and hit back at perceived injustice. But sometimes things go too far.
• David R. Dow – Lessons from death row inmates: Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. He proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place.
• Ze Frank – Nerdcore comedy: Frank delivers a hilarious standup routine, then tells us what he’s seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using web tools.
• Itay Talgam – Lead like the great conductors: An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word.
• Sir Ken Robinson – Do schools kill creativity?: A moving case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity.