autodidactic techno arsty craftsy eclecticist
I've been working since 1983 with Research and Education (Higher Ed & K12), Libraries, community networks, and other organizations to help them understand and implement new computer, communications, and information technologies into their work, research, and education.
I'm George Brett and I've been involved with technology and network applications in education, community and libraries since the 1980's. Most work done with higher education communities. But my favorite year 1996 was spent working with the Boulder Public Library.
Recently a friend asked, "What's your elevator speech?" As I sit here I realize that at heart I'm a teacher and as a teacher there can be no short answer. Basically, I believe that technology is a tool kit with increasing number of tools of varying application and utility. The trick and joy is in matching the right tools with the right people to the right solutions. I have been blessed to be successful for a long time in communicating and connecting people to the right technologies.
Areas of Expertise
Photography, Metal Smithing, sculpture, Teaching, tech transfer, Information Technology, Publishing, fiber and textiles, social networking, Cyber Diplomacy
An idea worth spreading
There is a lot to learn from the past when technology limitations kept innovation from happening. There is even more to learn from our children who have not read any manuals that may limit their imagination and creation of new applications from daily objects and technology.
I'm passionate about
Education, Art, Design for the Real World, Truth, Accountability, Love, Friendship, Social-Media, Learning from Elements and Patterns of the Past to re-Frame for the Future
Talk to me about
Your preferences for digital photography or how to make junk into fun, useful stuff or at least Art.
People don't know I'm good at
cooking, public speaking
My TED story
I met RS Wurman in the late 80's and followed his work from then. I have wished to attend TED since he started it all. I have been an Associate now since you all started it and have spread word around parts of the DC Beltway.
TED stirs my heart, my imagination, and gives me a strength to think dangerous thoughts of new and exciting things to do.
Thank you TEDsters! You All behind the curtains and those of you around the World.
Love, Peace, and Holding You All in the Light
George Brett (not the baseball player)
ps I have participated in TEDx DC in addition to being a TED Associate since 2009.