Two videos from TED in two days! I'll be sure to reuse this one in teaching and presentations. I can't remember when I started following Tim on Twitter (@tim_hurson), but I'm glad I did. If nothing else, I gained a wonderful "new" quotation from Heraclitus (The unexpected connection is more powerful than one that is obvious.) to remember and reuse.
Caroline Casey tells an inspiring story about disability, desire, persistence and will. For another take about triumph, again about sight and vision, take a look at Curtis Blackwell's short video. Shared on Twitter by @CreatvEmergence @NewsHour.
A TED video that's literally more beautiful than others I've seen--it's Marian Bantjes's display and explanation of her stunning work. I treasure it for the final few minutes when Bantjes explains why she does what she does--"truly imaginative visual work is extremely important in society...I'm seeding the imagination of the populace. You just never know who is going to take something from that and turn it into something else. Because inspiration is cross-pollinating...I really believe that a fully operating, rich society needs these seeds coming from all directions and all disciplines in order to keep the gears of inspiration and imagination flowing and cycling and growing."
Strangely reminds me of the first time I read Lawrence Lessig. I wish we valued imagination and collaboration more highly in all our work.
I was taken with this video on many levels. It reminded me how much I loved learning and how much I struggled against my own schooling. What if? What if we could really learn to to value people because every day and in everything they did they were spreading their dreams before us? And what if we learned to recognize that everything we do is a gift to those we live with?