I am still in a fog from TED last week in Long Beach. It was a magical eight days. I am beyond grateful to the TED Fellows program for bringing me, for giving me and the animals a platform, and for throwing me into a community so vast and interesting that a week later I am homesick for something that three weeks ago I didn’t even know existed. Two of my favorite talks:
Talks that are not up on Ted.com yet that I am eagerly waiting for are Jon Ronson
‘s on psychopaths and Sarah Parcak
‘s on doing archeology from space. Not to mention EVERY
single one of the TED Fellows
‘ talks. We were neuroscientists, performance artists, inventors, humanitarians, marine biologists, doctors, designers, engineers, musicians and more. We were from Sri Lanka, Kenya, England, France, Korea, Uganda, Lebanon, Mexico, Ireland, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Pakistan, India and the US. We ate, we drank, we talked into the wee hours, we schemed, we got nervous and wildly relieved, we planned to stockpile free snacks and then forgot, and we even tried to sneak onto someone’s yacht. My respect and affection for these individuals knows no bounds.