Peterer S

South Pole, Antarctica

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Peterer S
Posted over 2 years ago
Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle
I laud Limb for a call to advance the restoration of hearing in people who have lost this crucial sense. I also see a cochlear implant as a valid choice for deaf persons who willingly choose tohave the procedure done with an educated understanding of the pro's and con's. I dislike the definition of beauty put forward by the presenter and his simplistic scientific explanation of what is beautiful. I understand that these talks are the representations of opinions and ideas. But with my historical background, I can plainly see there is a lack of objectivity in presenting his debatable message. The value system he uses to sway his audience is blindly accepted by many people who do not understand how people with disabilities live.We might be inclined to reason a normal human person's perception is perfect when all senses are functioning at average and above. But why then is there art and beauty? Why is Beethoven so special and Van Gogh's painting beautiful? Isnt there something different about these people that made them who they are? Isnt there something different about you that makes you who you are? I might buy his whole argument with a protection policy if he stuck to advancing the "logistical functioning in a society that clearly is biased towards average + hearing" but he is not willing to admit that much. Instead we are lead by media to compare a short clip of a child meant to make us think "that does not look normal, that baby is not paying attention to her mother, look at how desperate that mother is to relate, she has to work so hard. etc."(generally arranged negative things)VSanother short clip of the same girl much later at a different developmental stage meant to make us think "look at how much more like us she is, she can enjoy listening and look she is even funny! I identify with wanting to not listen too!" (generally arranged positive things) I cannot deny the usefulness of restoring hearing, but cannot accept this bias. Show the beauty in all
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Peterer S
Posted over 2 years ago
Leslie Dodson: Don't misrepresent Africa
Howard Ashman is just a troll. Honestly his research sounds like its 6th grade level. This talk is common sense to anyone who analyzes and thinks critically. Although she is actually a qualified voice to represent those thoughts. There are a lot of people in the world who only view Africa as if it were some kind of large charity (as if something like that could even exist on a continental scale). I've met them in christian groups, college classrooms, and dinner party conversations. I do love how the troll complained about censorship, but really in this case the censorship probably saves you the embarrassment of coming back here one day after the appropriate real life person knocks you on your ass, and you realize just how justified the outrage response was. Side note, TED is a classroom tool, consider the students who may view your comment out of curiosity. Thats justification enough to censor your crazy argument. crazy gets what crazy wants tho: http://images.memegenerator.net/instances/280x280/10224717.jpg
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Peterer S
Posted over 2 years ago
Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling
semantics Nathan, a revelation is revealed by a reveler. an idea is idea-ified by the idea-ifyer. Tariq's criticism is that the idea does not contain enough originality to merit its emphasis. Its a perfectly valid criticism that does not commit logical fallacy but rather shows his ability and right to notionally dissent when an idea/notion/concept is apprehended and evaluated. The "So What?" question begs a deeper explanation and challenges ideas and people to defend and justify their claims of notional importance and emphasis. TED is a website of somewhat objective presentation of ideas by idea-ifyers, each one of us is entitled to assent or dissent as to when we choose to evaluate the presented.
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Peterer S
Posted over 2 years ago
Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling
As an attempted historical panegyric to the idea of innovating stories, the scope of this talk is very limited. As a product endorsement for iPad and for the glories of the technological revolution, this talk is also very limited and falls into the errors of Model T-ism and Whigism (as if all of history lead to the development of the popup book). But its 3:00 minutes long though so not a huge waste of time. I cant really argue with the interesting display and use of media to relate to the audience and the enthusiastic attitude of the presenter. It doesn't seem up to par with what I usually see on this site, but I wont discredit the purpose of why its here. Its cool and hip and indicates to me that TED wants to expand its audience to younger folks, I wont argue with that.