Alt-rock icon Amanda Palmer rocked TED this week with a passionate talk that begins with her days as a street performer, discusses her highly successful Kickstarter campaign and provides a unique insight on the new relationship between artist and fan. . Read More 24 comments
A new invention makes it possible to transfer wireless data over lightwaves, theoretically enabling household light bulbs, streetlights or even car headlights to beam communications and information as they illuminate.
The project is the work of Harald Haas, a professor and chair of Mobile Communications at the University of Edinburgh. He gave a live demonstration at TEDGlobal using a chip in an LED bulb. By flickering the light more quickly than the human eye can detect, he can transmit far more [...].
The latest TED Talks are now online. The last time I blogged about TED Talks, I made that claim that Majora Carter was as good as Steve Jobs and that created a controversy. One of my favorites is Richard St. John’s. It’s from 2005, but it’s still highly relevant. He gives a great definition to CRAP. The quality of these videos is so high that you will be thanking BMW for sponsoring them and won’t mind the BMW ad in [...].