What do you think TED is? (almost in a word)
I think TED is one of the most symbolic and meaningful things in contemporary intellectual culture. Culture is something hard to say in a word, but TED definitely shows us something about it. So I wonder what do you-TEDsters think TED is.
* Yes, I know this kind of questions may be like theories, not practical solution, sorry :-) , but I do think this is going to be a meaningful try to understand contemporary intellectual culture. I'm on my master's paper and I want to know more about it by examing how TEDsters think of TED. So I would like to take your answers as references for the academic use. Please excuse me about this, and thank you for any kinds of participations and advices!