Susan Blackmore: Memes And Temes

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It’s time again for the TED talk of the week. This week I have selected Susan Blackmore’s utterly fascinating talk about what she calls memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She argues that humanity has spawned a new grander meme called the teme, which is spreading itself via technology.

Sounds interesting right? Well, that’s because it is.

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TED Talks: Yves Behar

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As part of my ongoing attempt to post at least one TED Talk every week, I have selected Yves Behar’s recent talk about some of the iconic objects he has been responsible for designing. I thought Behar’s work was a little more closely akin to the nature of the blog. I hope you enjoy it. Copied directly from the TED website, you can read a little about the talk and Behar below:

About this talk

Designer Yves Behar digs up his creative roots to discuss some of the iconic objects he’s created (the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset). Then he turns to the witty, surprising, elegant objects he’s working on now — including the “$100 laptop.”

About Yves Behar

Yves Behar has produced some of the new millennium’s most coveted objects, like the Leaf lamp, the Jawbone headset, and the XO laptop for One Laptop per Child. Read full bio »

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