Tonight we had a night discussion around two videos from TED Talks (www.ted.com)
TED is a small 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 ever broader. Along with the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, California, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK, TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Program, the new TEDx community program, this year's TEDIndia Conference and the annual TED Prize.
The first video was by Tom Wujec on "3 ways the brain creates meaning":
The second video was by Tom Wujec on "Language and Thought":
Both were interesting ideas and there was some lively discussion about both, although Pinker's video created the most dialogue.