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Average peeps: Mind Map ted talks
everyone wants a voice, and everyone deserves one.
the question is: how do we make it organized, simple and quick and easy? if it's not organized everyone will turn into whiter noise than youtube. if its not simple, quick and easy then it's a multiplication of words and/or nonsense and who has time for that? seriously.
So here's one way to do it. Each ted talk submitted by the average person (not at an event or on a stage) should be chopped up and placed in a 2 dimensional mind map.
The center node would be an introduction to the topic the person is speaking on.
the next layer of the talk would be each major topic relating to the central node.
the next layer would be further details relating to each major topic.
That way I don't have to watch 20 minutes of someone's talk when I only care about the last 2.
plus that way it's searchable and rearrangeable and parts of talks can be arranged with other people's talks on similar topics.
the talk would follow a specific sequence that the speaker would define if someone wanted to watch it from start to finish, and each video would be about 30 seconds to 5 minutes long.
I've recently conceptualized this for a website I'm making and I think Ted could really use the design too.
there's a quick visualization of it:
I've also began a animation conceptual prototype thought I think it would work better with video:
thats the idea, what do you guys think?
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