June 2nd, 2011 • Posted in Conferences, Creative Process, Video Clips
Here’s the video of my recent speech at TEDxMarin. The theme of the event was “Communication Revolution”. The organizers invited me to speak about the future of television, social media and personal storytelling.
Robert Tercek at TEDxMarin May 2011: “Reclaiming The Power of Personal Narrative” from Robert Tercek on Vimeo.
TED talks are all about passion and ideas. The ideas that get me most excited these days don’t come from big corporations or even startup ventures. They tend to come from individuals who are working outside of the context of business entirely. I decided to focus my comments on four activists who are using media to tell stories that literally change the world. I find these people very inspiring. They are some of the 85 Creative Activists sponsored by the Creative Visions Foundation, where I have been involved on a volunteer basis.
November 19th, 2010 • Posted in remarkable people
This week I interviewed Pranav Mistry
onstage at the Creativity World Forum
in Oklahoma City. Pranav was catapulted to fame last year by virtue of his talk at TED
, titled “The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology.”
His formal title is “research assistant and PhD candidate
” in the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab. That title is a spectacular understatement. It’s like calling Thomas Edison a telegraph operator, or Albert Einstein a patent clerk.
November 5th, 2010 • Posted in Conferences, remarkable people
While visiting Israel last week for the Journey Conference, I learned about some inspiring developments in the Middle East. Israel is rocking!
It was an illuminating experience for me. In the USA, the mainstream media diet includes a steady supply of sensational stories about the Middle East, featuring suicide bombings, terrorism, rocket attacks and reprisals.
So one might arrive in Tel Aviv expecting fear and chaos. But the reality is Continue Reading