TED weekly is a new addition to The Millennial Times that we bring to you to show you a glimpse of TED’s newest and greatest speakers. For those who aren’t familiar with the conference, TED is an annual conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia where they bring to audiences a wide range of perspective and voices in nearly every subject! We hope you enjoy this new, weekly addition to The Millennial Times that will be available every Monday at four in the afternoon.
An artist’s unflinching look at racial violence. – Sanford Biggers
When The Millennial Times was founded, we hoped to focus our time and resources toward many topics including racial issues within the United States. Our generation has been handed the mantle of the Civil Rights Movement – for it is our responsibility to educate our neighbors about racial equality. Mr. Biggers, a Morehouse College and School of the Art Institute of Chicago educated, offers a glimpse into the racial violence plaguing African American communities through his contemporary art.
(If the embedded video does not work, click on the title above to watch the video on the TED website.)
Gene editing can now change an entire species – forever. – Jennifer Kahn
The title of this TED talk is just as provocative as it is dangerous. In this talk, Kahn, a journalist by training, delves into the complexities of the CRISPR gene editing drives and how those are able to permanently alter the genome of a specific species of any mosquito, fish, and even primates. The Millennial Times recommends this talk because it shows us the beauty of genetics and science and how, when science is used properly, technology can help to preserve and protect our species.
Your online life, permanent as a tattoo. – Juan Enriquez
The opening of this talk centers around Andy Warhol’s quote, “In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” Mr. Enriquez turns this prediction on its head by showing how our own online presence can preserve our entire life for generations long after our passing – even if we make mistakes like tattooing the name of our first love on our chest. Instead of looking to innovation for the answers to this issue, this talk teaches us to look at the past.
TED Weekly is presented to you by Bryce Tapp. Tapp is the editor-in-chief of The Millennial Times.