The STIC 2014 series concludes with two more thought-provoking, curiosity-stirring TED Talks video screenings! ... Our sixth event opens with cabaret-rocker, performance artist, connection-age street economist Amanda Palmer. ... Astronomer, cyberhacker-catcher, Klein bottle-maker extraordinaire and education contrarian Clifford Stoll concludes our playlist! ... Doors open 5:30, program starts 6:30. Hope to see you there then!
Amanda Palmer, "The art of asking" (TED 2013)
Can 7 billion drowning men and women save each other? If so, it's going to take a whole lot of connection and empathy, suggests Mr. Palmer! She offers some hard-earned life lessons for for consideration about trust and reciprocity in this surprising talk.
Clifford Stoll, "The call to learn" (TED 2006)
TED.com once labeled this talk "A conversation with an agile mind." (Good description!) This extra-energetic, seemingly discursive talk might meaningfully tagged a lot of things--including "the art and power of mentoring." Guess what--fostering curiosity helps! And building real relationships!
- Ms. Palmer's "official" YouTube channel
- Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra at the iTunes store
- Mr. Stoll's books and info at Amazon.com
- Information about non-orientable surfaces and two-dimensional manifolds (a specialty of Mr. Stoll!)
And don't forget: the STIC 2014 twelve vldeo playlist (sometimes called "A Trust Belt List") can be viewed, re-viewed, bookmarked and shared at the Art Outreach Gallery's YouTube channel. < bit.ly/stic2014-playlist >