Happy New Year from TEDxTheHague! You are cordially invited to our next salon! Our New Year's edition — themed Soothe Your Senses — is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"Of course, we could launch straight into 2019, with a clear sense of purpose and chasing shiny ever new dots on the horizon. But we won't. Instead, let's stay in the here and now for a while, experiencing things as they are. Stop, breathe, think, and enjoy the view."
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Pico Iyer: The beauty of what we'll never know
Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Japan — or, indeed, about anything — than he thought he knew three decades ago. In this lyrical meditation on wisdom, Iyer expands on this curious insight about knowledge gained with age: that the more we know, the more we see how little we know.
Casey Gerald: The gospel of doubt
What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald's religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.
Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow TV. In this very funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7-hour train journey, an 18-hour fishing expedition and a 5.5-day ferry voyage along the coast of Norway.
RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 25 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.
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