TED Again: Iconic Conference Kicks Off 2011 With Gates, a Data Artist and a Wrongologist!
Today, the formal program at the famous TED conference begins, with the theme title: “The Rediscovery of Wonder.”
BoomTown will be flying down to Long Beach, where the event is now held and runs through Friday (and where I will be sadly missing the Apple iPad 2 launch in San Francisco on Wednesday).
As usual, it’s a highly diverse and unusual speaker schedule, full of artists, scientists, educators and architects.
Among the most interesting to me are speakers such as: Data artist Aaron Koblin, who is now creative director of the Data Arts team in Google’s Creative Lab; Wrongologist Kathryn Schulz, who writes a Slate series featuring interviews with high-profile people about how they think and feel about being wrong; and roboticist Dennis Hong.
And, of course, I will be paying mind to whatever Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates has to say about his latest philanthropy efforts.
There is a lot more you can read about here in TED’s schedule.
What I like a lot about the TED event is that what’s onstage in terrific videos soon appears on its very robust Web site.
I will be taking my own videos, of course, so get ready.