Every month, the Santa Clara Branch Library hosts a TED discussion group where we
get together and view a set of TED and TEDx videos focusing on a central theme, followed by a discussion afterwards. Future topics and videos can and will be chosen by the group. Have a favorite TED talk? Share it! Have a topic you want to discuss? Let us know! This group follows the mission of the TED organization; a "community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world." Come be a part of an engaging and welcoming discussion where you don’t have to read the book before you attend!
TED videos discussed:
Joe Kowan: How I Beat Stage Fright
Chris Hadfield: What I Learned From Going Blind In Space
Ed Yong: Zombie Roaches and Other Parasite Tales
There were 3 people (including myself) in the discussion and all really enjoyed the talks. The three videos together made for some great conversation about real irrational fear (like stage fright) and how your body reacts to it, real RATIONAL fear (like going blind in space) and the difference between fear and danger, and real things happening in the world that cause both rational and irrational fear (are parasites controlling our brains?). Lots of lively discussion and great fun!
link to Prezi.com presentation: