I promise sometime soon I’ll write something not about someone else’s videos! But for now, enjoy theoretical physicist Brian Greene on the Colbert Report. Stephen drives an excellent interview, as usual, and proves yet again that he either knows a good deal of science, or he does his homework before talking about it. As a result, science coverage on the Colbert Report is invariably excellent.
I thought it fitting that the inaugural post on my blog be about a talk at a symposium, specifically the TED conference in Monterey, CA. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, its original focus (foci?), but it has expanded to just about anything that’s innovative. Huge names participate in TED (Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Brian Greene, to name a few), and attendance is limited to 1,000. The result is utterly fascinating. Many of the talks are free to watch online.
Jeff Hawkins (founder of Palm and the Redwood Neuroscience Institute) gave his vision on the past and future of brain science in the most entertaining fashion here.
Funny, funny stuff!
More to come! Do check out the TED site, an endless source of entertainment and illumination.