Sunday, December 07, 2008

TED: Technology Entertainment Design

I regularly listen to a podcast called TED Talks (TED stands for Technology Entertainment Design). These are recordings of conferences on many different topics from Education to Physics. I thought I'd share it with all of you since many of the talks are very interesting and some really apply to this field. There are talks on the development and future of video games, the evolution of graphics, and new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. There is even a talk by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, on the principle of flow. 

Some talks in particular that I found intriguing were an experiment done to teach crows how to use a vending machine and a video on placing specially built computers outdoors in poor rural areas in India to teach village children how to read and speak English. Some fascinating ideas are out there. I hope you enjoy watching some of these videos if you get a chance. 

You can watch all of the TED Talks at 


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