i was wondering about the possibility of screening videos from talks like those at TED
, etc, in the café some evening(s)?
the google talk vids average around 50 mins. good uns include those by cory doctorow
(boingboing.net editor, on copyright/economics), mike gravel
(outspoken democratic presidential candidate nominee)/ron paul
(libertarian republician presidential candidate nominee), neil gaiman
(author), violet blue
(sex positive author/journo) and aubrey de grey
(on life extension technologies)
the TED talks are 20 mins long, rather succinct and often, like, wow. my faves include hans rosling
(on statistics), steven levitt
(freakonomics dude), ken robinson
(on education) and lawrence lessig
(creative commons founder).
one other talk i can't not mention is this one
by the mighty ray kurzweil on the singularity.
is this feasible? anyone else got ideas for other talk videos?