Ross M. W. Bennetts


May 23rd, 2013

Both of these talks where part of “TEDxWhitechapel – Visions for Transition – Challenging existing paradigms & redefining values (for a more beautiful world)”.

They were removed from the TEDx Youtube channel due to their somewhat controversial subject matter and moved to the lesser known TED blog.

Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness

There’s also some background info over on Tricycle.

September 28th, 2010

From: Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter …

September 8th, 2010

from ‘His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart’ on

His Holiness the Karmapa talks about how he was discovered to be the reincarnation of a revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In telling his story, he urges us to work on not just technology and design, but the technology and design of the heart. He is translated onstage by Tyler Dewar.

May 22nd, 2010

Jenny and Dave who blog about living as a westerner in India on ‘Our Delhi Struggle‘ pointed out a fascinating TED talk that I had not noticed before.

Nandan Nilekani, the visionary co-founder of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress.

March 6th, 2010

Today’s video is Seth Godin at TED2009 and in it he gives an inspiring talk about ‘tribes’ and ‘creating a movement’. Seth’s Blog is one I try to read everyday, I suggest you go check it out. And if you don’t know what TED is you should go there  too.

You might have noticed that I have been tinkering away behind the scenes and there are a few new things here on the blog:

  • WP Greet Box is going to say hi when you first visit a post, and it delivers a tailored message depending upon where you came from… I think it’s pretty cool.
  • ‘Ads by Google’ have appeared in the sidebar using the Easy AdSense plugin and under photos and videos (with AdSense Under Image: reloaded)… I’ve tried to keep them minimal and relatively discrete… if you see anything that interests you, please click the link 🙂 everybody has bills to pay.
  • I’ve imported many of the posts from my two other blogs over on Blog.une, Owe My Eyeball and Ross M. W. Blog. That meant I had to install the “Viper’s Video Quicktags” plugin, which almost seamlessly allowed me to import the video previously embedded with Anarchy Media Player which is getting a bit old these days.

There are more changes coming… just you wait… I hope you enjoy…

March 4th, 2009

From Talking Trash with Captain Charles Moore at TED2009:

At this year’s TED, Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation gave a short talk on how plastic waste is choking the seas, killing birds and poisoning fish. Anyone who has been inspired by Sylvia Earle’s talk and wish will not want to miss this devastating presentation.

7min 20sec
Click the fullscreen button or the link above if you want to see it in the correct aspect ratio.

February 27th, 2009

From Richard Pyle at TED2004:

In this illuminating talk, Richard Pyle shows us thriving life on the cliffs of coral reefs and groundbreaking diving technologies he has pioneered to explore it. He and his team risk everything to reveal the secrets of undiscovered species.

16min 48sec

February 21st, 2009

From Sylvia Earle at TED2009:

Sylvia Earle: Here’s how to protect the blue heart of the planet (TED Prize winner!)

Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean — and shocking stats about its rapid decline — as she makes her TED Prize wish: that we will join her in protecting the vital blue heart of the planet.

Can you help Sylvia make her wish come true?

18min 15sec

[Blogger’s Note: Anna H. and I watched this live online and it was great to see all the support offered to Sylvia during the Q&A session after her talk… A director and a production house offered their assistance to publicise her message… Can’t wait to see ‘An Invonvenient Aquatic Truth’…    🙂
I think any ‘vegetarian’ who stll eats fish really needs to listen to Sylvia Earle… ]

February 19th, 2009

From Jaun Enriquez at TED2009:

Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis

Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don’t look for it on your ballot — or in the stock exchange. It’ll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be … different.

18min 15sec

February 19th, 2009

From Barry Schwartz at TED2009:

Barry Schwartz at TED2009
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

20min 45sec (and worth every minute)