“We need to click with compassion… Just imagine walking a mile in someone else’s headline.”

Monica Lewinsky’s courageous TED 2015 talk on being patient zero of public humiliation online, why shaming isn’t only an act of violence between individuals but a massively exploitive business model for the media industry, and what we can do, together, to stop it. 

As Chris Anderson remarked when he introduced Lewinsky onstage, “Please don’t underestimate for one minute the courage it takes to give this talk.” 

Complement with some thoughts from yours truly on hope in the age of cynicism

Every single life matters equally and infinitely.

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay at his TED Prize acceptance speech, announcing the launch of a heartening StoryCorps app that allows you to record your story for preservation in the Library of Congress.

To appreciate the supreme timeliness and cultural importance of this project, see Walter Benjamin, a century ago, on how storytelling helps transmute information into wisdom

  1. Start drinking water 15 minutes before you start talking. 
  2. Psych yourself up, not out.
  3. Use your body’s nervous energy for good.
  4. Focus on your breath when you feel the adrenaline. 
  5. Beware of repetitive motion.
  6. Think about how to use movement wisely.
  7. Use your tone to strengthen your words.
  8. Give people a chance to adjust to your accent.
  9. Focus on something outside of yourself.
  10. Remember that the audience likes you. 
  11. And finally, no matter how well you prepare — be okay with the unexpected. You may forget a word; someone may drop something backstage; there might be a technical difficulty. Take a moment, breathe deeply and just roll with it.

Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame by TED


carbon3D’s CLIP technology enables fast, layerless printing

introducing the new ‘continuous liquid interface production technology’ (CLIP) at a TED conference, carbon3D demonstrates a 3D printing development that harnesses light and oxygen to rapidly and continuously fabricate objects from a pool of resin. instead of producing models layer-by-layer in a 2D pattern, the process balances the interaction of UV which triggers photo polymerization, and oxygen that inhibits the reaction. this makes it able to produce with consistent mechanical properties, using a broad range of materials, and does so, at a fast speed that is 25-100 times quicker than conventional 3D printing methods.