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Two TEDxNYEd Presentations Released

March 9, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

You can now access the two of the more compelling and entertaining presentations that occured TEDxNYEd on Saturday, March 6th. Both of these pushed and inverted assumptions, raising compelling questions and challenging the status quo. I am still trying to make my reflections on each of these dense presentation coherent to share with you.

Openess
The first was presented by Lawrence Lessig. For those who do not know, he is director of the Center for Ethics and a law professor at Harvard. Previously, he was a law professor at Stanford and one of the founders of Creative Commons.

Larry's  presentation was on what conservatives can teach the liberal free culture movement. It was a wonderful unexpected twist.

This is Bulls@#t
Jeff Jarvis, the author of What Would Google Do and is an associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Jeff's presentation pushed the envelope in what should be the model for schools. Note – this blog post, which is the transcription of his presentation, does contain harsh language. Readers, please be advised.
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2010/03/08/tedxnyed-this-is-bullshit/#comment-409837

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