Martha Fish

Student, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Central Point, OR, United States

About Martha

Languages

English

An idea worth spreading

We are exposed to ideas, but the learning anchors when we recall and reflect on what we went through. This applies to me, being a student. Check out this NPR interview

People don't know I'm good at

massage and singing

My TED story

I first watched TED Talks to learn what works for PowerPoint, and what doesn't. Thanks for that heads up to my instructor, Mark Boney :-DNow I subscribe, and share on facebook, through email, and word of mouth about the TED opportunities for learning. I have suggested to several presentors (and nominated them) that they prepare and contact TED to participate in a conference. I am very grateful for this activity! It goves me hope for the future. And the future is...Now!

Comments & conversations

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Martha Fish
Posted about 3 years ago
LIVE CHAT With Adam Ostrow: What should happen to your digital identity after you die?
I like Zane Thorn's comment; legacy is an important issue. We will leave a legacy no matter what. We can't exactly control that either; we will be remembered by different people differently. My grandmother wanted me to write her life's story after she was gone, but I finally convinced her that if she wanted her biographer to get it right, she should write it herself! I helped her do some of that. Being remembered, and being remembered well is important to some people. After all the Stuff we do in this life, it is the relationships we create with other people that will matter the most.I am into genealogy research. Being able to research on the internet you turn up all sorts of traces nowadays for people who have lived part of their lives through the internet. I appreciate that there is an archive-of sorts, of this electronic world, but don't count on that. Write your life's story if you want your great grand children to know about you. You don't want to be - Page Not Found. Publish or Perish, or publish And perish. I believe that the part of us that is living this life in this body endures after the death of the body. Memorials and tributes for the dead are mostly for the grieving of the living. I don't know that re-opening a facebook page is my kind of memorial ( there are other places for that), but that was interesting. My father was in the cemetery business. He wanted to implant something into the headstone (like they have photographs now) that would play a video of the person's life, even written and orchestrated by the deceased themselves. That is certainly possible now. If our spirit lives on then we can take comfort in not being so attached to our digital identities maybe. I want to live my life now without regrets. Life is a work in progress. I don't doubt that there will be loose ends no matter when I go. Maybe one of the duties of an executor would be to tie up the loose ends in the electronic world, too. Sigh
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Martha Fish
Posted about 3 years ago
LIVE TED Convo: Join TED Fellow Viraj Puri: What innovative development solutions are most appropriate for your city, region or country?
In the Medford, Oregon area we have a pretty significant homeless, and on the edge of homelessness, population. Issues with unemployment and underemployment. We have a pretty long growing season. Lots of wine/grape production, pears. Thanks for the comment on agri-tourism. Siskiyou Sustainable Foods Coop and our Local Foods initiative does that. Certainly the wine tours take advantage of that.I liked this TED Talk onagriculture and cities - http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/carolyn_steel_how_food_shapes_our_cities.html And this TED Talk on integrating Life with living - http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design.html