Welcome to a new feature of our blog – video!
Our first venture is a moving TED talk by photographer Louie Schwartzberg. His stunning time-lapse photography is accompanied by powerful words from a small child and a Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast. Be prepared for a glorious journey!
FYI – In case you never heard of TED Talks – here’s the scoop from the TED website:
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become even broader. Along with two annual conferences – the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburg UK each summer – TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiriting TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.
The two annual TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).
On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages.
We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other. “