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Visual High Notes from TEDxMidAtlantic

Ever heard of TED? It’s a small nonprofit devoted to sharing what they call “Ideas Worth Spreading” online, through a yearly conference and prizes and just recently TEDx events. They have an amazing collection of short speeches given by a broad range of presenters including Isabel Allende, Seth Godin, Richard Dawkins and Malcolm Gladwell.

TEDx events follow the TED format but are independently and locally organized. They are largely a volunteer effort – the speakers are unpaid and many of the organizers and supporters (myself included) are unpaid as well.

Last Thursday, I photographed the very first TEDx event in this area – TEDxMidAtlantic, which was held at the MICA’s Brown Center in Baltimore.

I encourage you to have a look at the entire set of all 429 photographs on Flickr here. If 429 seems like a lot of photographs, scroll down for my favorites below of each presenter below.


e3bank Chairman Sandy Wiggins

Security researcher Marcus J. Ramun

NPR reporter Scott Simon

Polyface Farms’ Owner and Sustainable Agriculture Advocate Joel Salatin

2003 Nobel Prize winner Peter Agre

Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

Artist & activist Naomi Natale

Multimedia sculptor Ico Bukvic

Director of Food & Nutrition for Baltimore City Public Schools Tony Geraci

ReWIRED for Change founder & performer Sonja Sohn

Walters Art Museum Manuscript & Rare Book Curator Will Noel

Entreprenuer Mark Walsh

Director of the American Visionary Art Museum Rebecca Hoffberger

Harris Chair of economics and NYTimes columnist Tyler Cowen

Singer & songwriter John Forté

Photojournalist, teacher & author Karen Kasmauski

JHU Senior Advisor Aris Melissaratos

Tai Sophia Institute President Bob Duggan

JHU professor, researcher & author Roland Griffiths

Classical guitarist Ana Vidovic

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2 Comments:

Sounds similar to Cafe Scientifique
( http://www.cafescientifique.org/ ) which back when I was interested in GMO’s was a great way to find out about what the scientists are actually up to and debate the future with them.

TED sounds like a similar outfit with a broader remit – would that be about right?

Oh and nice photos (as always). When wandering around Oxford I’ve thought of how you’d enjoy photographing all the gargoyles on the older colleges.

Posted by tom on 12 November 2009 @ 05:48am

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