Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fired up: TEDxCLE, hackers and a brain

I had a ball researching and writing about Ohio's newest hackerspaces for this week's hiVelocity.

Can you call it work when you get to hang out with a bunch of hackers who are controlling mushroom grow houses with a Raspberry Pi and installing giant interactive fire art displays at the Burning Man festival? I think not!

Next up, I kindled some flames with a slew of fascinating peeps who will ignite the 2013 TEDxCLE event for this week's Fresh Water.

Two of the interviewees therein, Scott Simon and Jennifer Margolis, are self-titled "TED talk addicts." When I asked them to recommend a great TED talk, they said Jill Bolte Taylor's "Stroke of Insight" was one of the best, so here you go:

People, I tried. I tried hard, but I couldn't get past the brain. I have not given up. I will try again. Maybe later in the evening after fortifying myself with a toddy.

Thanks to all who visit the links and spend time with my work.

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Anonymous said...

Cool Stuff. Love TED Talks. Long to attend Burning Man. THE HIGGS BOSON IS CONFIRMED!

Life is Good.


Meagan said...

Yay Dave Walton! I had to forward this on to my husband... I think he'll know most of the people you're talking to.

Anonymous said...

Just finished...Great talk...thanks for sharing.


Elisson said...

Gotta love the TED.

Three years ago, Elder Daughter emceed the TEDxPotomac talk in Washington, DC. I drove up with the Mistress of Sarcasm for the occasion... it was pretty frickin' amazing.