Last year the library featured “TED Talk Tuesdays” on the library’s giant display in the Commons area. Our students gave us some constructive feedback on these events, including: while they all love TED Talks, students found it difficult to follow the talks with Closed Captioning, as the volume on the library TV is turned down; some students also reported that they like having the news on all the time, as it usually is; finally, some students pointed out that it was difficult to watch all of a TED Talk if they were just passing by or studying.
While the library reevaluates TED Talk Tuesdays for the fall, we wanted to let you know that there are a lot of other ways you can get your TED fix!
For those who don’t know, TED is a non-profit organization that originally began in 1984 as a conference on Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Today TED covers a huge range of topics from business, to science, to medicine, in over 100 languages. TED’s mission is to spread ideas on these topics in the form of short, uplifting and empowering talks, usually 18 minutes or less, featuring engaging speakers from all walks of life.
You can get the free TED app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and other Amazon devices.
In the meantime, stay tuned for TED Talk Tuesdays to re-emerge this fall, perhaps on the library’s new 80″ digital display in the atrium!