Thursday, January 18, 2018

TED Talk #14: Looks Aren't Everything

Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder... but try telling that to the media industry!

Today's TED talk comes from Cameron Russell about the subject of beauty.  Cameron, a model, knows first-hand how often people are judged based on the way we look.

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Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and a model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a critical look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

Take a look at her TED talk at This link.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

TED Talk #13: The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life

Anyone interested in art, technology, storytelling, digital graphics, or even Finding Nemo is going to love this chat!!

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See how animators create the realistic digital worlds and characters that we've come to love! 
Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, creates stories with soul and wonder using math, science, and code. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E and more, and discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastic worlds where the things you imagine can become real. This talk comes from the PBS special "TED Talks: Science & Wonder."
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Click here to view the Danelle's Talk 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

TED Talk #12: A Story of Mixed Emoticons

Storytelling has been around for thousands of years! 

Each generation puts their own personal spin on the stories we tell to reflect the culture and time. Check out this storyteller/ poet as he tells a bittersweet story with emoticons! 

Find his talk here.  

Rives has been called the world's first 2.0 poet.  He uses images, video, and technology to bring his words to life! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

TED Talk #11: The Thrilling Potential of 6th Sense Technology

In my Stories and Film class, we've been talking a lot about imagined technological advances that are becoming more and more of a reality.  Our TED Talk today shows just how close the future is.  What was once only seen as sci-fi is not becoming possible.

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Check out Pattie Maes's TED Talk as she introduces us to the 6th sense and a very Minority Report way of using technology! 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

TED Talk #10: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

When was the last time someone said you were childish?

Where you doing something silly?  Something fun?  Something imaginative?

Is it always a bad thing to be like a child? Think about it, what are some things that kids can actually teach adults?  To take risks, to bounce back, to be creative, get excited, to ask questions, to leap, to let it go.

Our Ted Talk speaker today is our youngest speaker yet.  Adora Svitak gave this talk when she was only 12-years-old.  Once you see it, I think you will all agree that we can learn a lot from children.

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Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.