Inspiration, Social Networks and Me

Kristin: This is me, at TEDActive, participating in the TEDActive Social Networks Project (click here or on images to see the video). As I’ve previously described, the project brought 20-30 people together during the course of TEDActive to explore questions around social networks. We managed to spread the work of the TEDED initiative as an experiment to show how […]

Science should not be special

Kristin: As I stated in the social media workshop at the Inspiring Australia conference, science might not equate to interesting and it’s not necessarily inspiring as of itself. But it is when it’s put into the context of how we live, and it is when the complexity of the knowledge is not dumbed down. Tuesday’s morning’s panel at the Inspiring Australia […]

Education at TED

Kristin: I’ve been meaning to post about the two key education resoruces that I became aware of at TED. A big highlight for me was Salman Khan talking about his Khan Academy resource. This site features thousands of 12 minutes videos on science, maths and economics, plus others I’m sure! When he describes the beauty in a mathematical equation […]

The power of the people

Kristin: As I start to write this, ABC24 has switched to Al Jazeera, waiting for the UN response to a broken ceasefire in Benghazi in Libya. And I’m switching between ABC24, Twitter and online news of all varieties to work out the background to what is happening. At TED/TEDActive, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, spoke about […]

A week of social at TEDActive

Kristin: Last week, I had the privilege of attending TEDActive, the livestreamed sister of conference of TED. Amidst the talks, the conversations and the workshops for TEDx organisers, I participated in one of the TEDActive projects – Social Networks (or #TEDActiveSOC). The purpose of our project was explore how we might use our social networks […]