What’s there to learn from TED this week? TED’s “Best of the Web” collection showcases speeches and performances gathered from across the web deemed worth sharing. Surely the viral hits TED collects will never be on the same caliber as the seventeen-second clip of “Surprised Kitty” or other similar hits on YouTube, but Bobby McFerrin’s performance of the pentatonic scale does … [Read more...] about Brain Fodder: Bobby McFerrin Plays… the Audience!
Everyone has a pedestal. Some, however, situate themselves on ornate ones rightfully reserved for the busts of Roman emperors. The worst offenders are the individuals who make up what social and economic theorist Richard Florida describes as the creative class, a sector of the workforce consisting of highly-educated individuals whose professions rely primarily on intellectual … [Read more...] about Brain Fodder: 1000 TED Talks, 6 Words