Isaac Wayton

Film + Video Editor, TED
Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Isaac



TED Conferences

TEDGlobal 2014, TED2014, TEDWomen 2013, TEDGlobal 2013, TED2013

Areas of Expertise

Television & Media , Habits, Goal Setting, Cooking, Music, technology

An idea worth spreading

"Get busy living...or get busy dying"

I'm passionate about

Technology. Cooking. CrossFit. Nutrition. Self-Improvement. Detroit Tigers baseball.

Talk to me about

Baseball. Movies. Music. Paleo / Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Running. Cross-Fit. Toledo, OH. The Midwest. Technology. Travel. Comics. Food (Production, Sustainability, Agriculture, Nutrition, Cooking)

People don't know I'm good at

playing the accordion

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Isaac Wayton
Posted 6 months ago
Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world
Hi, Deepak. I'm not sure I understand why you are upset with this talk. As the editor, it is my job to not only showcase the video images, but to include the speaker in the context of the subject. It is a very hard job to find the right balance between these two things. If you are frustrated because I didn't just let Louie's film play full screen for the entire talk, I am sorry. However, the point of the talk is to look deeper at the things we see everyday. While Louie's video serves as a great example of this, it would be a huge disservice to Louie to not show him speaking at all. Plus, he is only showing a few small order to truly appreciate the film that he has made, I would personally suggest checking out the entire film. You can find a theater location here:
Isaac Wayton
Posted over 1 year ago
Keller Rinaudo: A mini robot -- powered by your phone
I also agree that this talk could have benefitted from a little more substance on the process of developing Romo and the future of these types of robots. However, Keller was only given a small amount of time to give his talk, so if he didn't demo the robot, then people would probably be complaining that he brought a robot out on stage but didn't show it off. You can't please everybody. I think the real takeaway from this talk is that the future of personal robots is happening now, and that with little more than a smartphone you can create a fun, entertaining way to interact with people. It highlights the possibilities for something so simple, while spreading the idea that robots don't have to be cold, complicated machines.
Isaac Wayton
Posted over 1 year ago
Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
It just goes to show how much time, effort, and precision Mr. Lessig put into creating every single slide. Not to mention his impeccable sense of timing to elicit such strong emotions from not only the audience in the theater, but also online viewers. He truly is an artist when it comes to this style of presentation!
Isaac Wayton
Posted over 1 year ago
Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions
Thank you for elaborating, Ahmad. I agree that science for the sake of progress is not enough anymore. We need to consider not only the "how", but also the "why" and what consequences these ideas, inventions, and technology has on our planet as a whole entity. A return to simplicity, or at least acknowledging how certain, less complicated, practices worked better than say newer, more advanced ones, should always be taken into account when talking about forward progress. How else would we learn from the past? That being said, every idea has to start somewhere, and while an initial idea might be flawed, hopefully it can spark debate and thus creativity, leading us to a more polished idea or invention benefitting everyone involved. This is a process that I believe needs to happen before any idea is implemented incorrectly (especially on a grand scale) or squashed completely before it gets legs to move forward. I think TED does a fantastic job of helping to spread these ideas throughout the world so that people of all walks of life can come together and figure out solutions to worldwide problems, or local ones.