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« on: October 13, 2012, 11:28:28 PM »
What did you guys think of it? What were your favorite talks?


What's the url to that facebook page Dave Casey said we should go for 'continuing the discussion'? The one I have isn't postable [size=78%]http://www.facebook.com/ted.xorlando.7[/size]


Is anybody planning to go to one of the future events, like Pecha Kucha or the TedX Orlando Salon?

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Re: Post-TedX discussion
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 02:05:33 AM »
It was great! I liked the dolphin guy, that talk was fun. The black dude's Ted talk was incredible, I had goosebumps. The biochar was really interesting, I'm gonna look more into that, and the talk about old people was both amusing and made me think. The "Yes, and..." talk is all stuff I knew, but stuff that you can't hear too many times. It's also a message that really needs to get out more. I am definitely going to the PechaKucha Orlando meeting on the 26th, and I think Jamie's coming. I'm down to get a group together.


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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 02:02:44 PM »
I really enjoyed the dolphins, 7th grade teacher, Pecha Kucha, Ian's talk and the psychopathy video. I felt emotionally connected to those topics, which made them stick with me. Delivery was key, in my opinion.

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Re: Post-TedX discussion
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 02:38:45 PM »
I wish I'd had the nerve to walk up and say "Hi, my name is Ian and I am NOT a psychopath!" - however I wasn't taking ANY chances...and stuck with what I'd practiced :)

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Re: Post-TedX discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 10:29:59 AM »
What did you guys think about the dolphin guy in respect to the 'minors at the lab' discussion?

I guess, to piece the two together, we might say that having minors at the lab during builds might bring in new insights we might not see. Is this something we could tell the younger folk, so they know when to chime in?

How does the whole "children have something to offer" part work, anyway? Is it purely adolescents, and once you're over 22 everyone is on par, or do 22 year olds have something to offer 32 year olds, and 32 year olds the 42 year olds?

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Re: Post-TedX discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 11:42:40 AM »
lol! I think you're missing the point. But yeah, I think the only reason we don't have kids at the lab is annoyance/safety. This doesn't mean that they aren't encouraged when they're supervised, and I've seen plenty of people working on things with kids at the lab. But yeah, I've seen kids come up with great ideas, just not feasible to have them around a lot in the environment you're talking about.

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Re: Post-TedX discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 12:43:36 PM »
There may be a point that I am missing somewhere, I tend to miss those point-y things!

Currently we have the lil' ones among us through Young Makers and under parental supervision. Do they get opportunities to contribute their ideas to projects? I havn't seen much of either, so I'm not sure! Maybe this is something we already do well :)

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Re: Post-TedX discussion
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2012, 06:16:04 PM »
Currently we have the lil' ones among us through Young Makers and under parental supervision. Do they get opportunities to contribute their ideas to projects? I havn't seen much of either, so I'm not sure! Maybe this is something we already do well :)

We haven't had a YoungMakers meeting in a LONG time since John Soucy & I have been way too busy. I've been talking with some others and want to do a relaunch soon (we'd love help!)

I think the real answer to your question is - Make sure you have diversity of thought - and diversity of thought usually means spending some time with someone very unlike yourself. I'll tell you that this diversity of thought is the core benefit of my hackerspace experience.

As for age and diversity - I tend to be able to talk to 25 - 55 year olds (15 years on either side of my age) easily - but when I go outside that range, it is challenging to relate, but I know those groups have something to offer, and it is worth the effort. Mentoring, done right, is almost always beneficial to both parties for this reason.