I’ve got to give this guy some credit for going out on a limb. As with many TED talks, this one is quite thought provoking but I’m guessing this one wasn’t universally embraced. After listening to it, it makes me think that I missed an opportunity last fall when the first TEDxPSU took place and I’m probably going to attend the one this year.
This is the second TEDxPSU talk to be featured on TED.com. The first is Ali Carr-Chellman’s talk on boys in school.
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/eng//id/1053 (I’m not sure how to embed)
I helped out with TEDxPSU last year. I think it’s something that could truly grow into a serious event. I’ve heard the new executive team has some big ideas for the future. Many TED and TEDx events cost money but last years event was free and I hope they keep it that way. I would definitely check it out next year.
Richards’ talk is on the front and center of TED.com. Awesome for Sam and PSU.
Sam Richards is the man. I had the luxury of having him as a professor for two of my classes and he was one of the best teachers that I had while at PSU (even above Dr. Frank Clemente, who I also had).
That talk is a glimpse into his classroom, he actually gives that same talk in Soc 119.
even above Dr. Frank Clemente, who I also had
Awesome they are doing this at PSU now. I definitely will try to attend the next one.