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Fantasy TED Talks

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Create a scene from a TED Talk being given by a fictional character. Obscure or well known, feel free to have your fictional character pontificating on their story, and their "essential truth" that has come to be known as TED Talks.

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In Nana We Trust

The Puffin Fairy Flock gave a fascinating Ted Talk on the new Speed Learn technology they acquired from The General over at the #Prisoner106 Village. With Speed Learn you can trust us that you will learn an entire three year course of material in … Continue reading →

Immigration Deform TED Talk

Probably the most well received talk at TED Tea Party City was Alien Woman, who shared her personal and moving story of thwarting the alien invasion.

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Create a scene from a TED …

Fantasy Ted Talk: Mom’s Spaghetti

I did not do anything classy for this assignment. Instead, I decided to do a take on an old meme that refuses to die.

Eminem at his TED Talk, available for use under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License

“Eminem knew he had one shot to make …

Ami Mizuno presents: Sailor Moon and the Gender of Power

I watched the most incredible TED talk last night. It was led by this super-intelligent Japanese high school student named Ami Mizuno. She was talking about the superheroine group the Sailor Senshi and how they reflect a more feminist, egalitarian and shame-free view of femininity, especially in the ways that…

Help me realize my ambitions! Gertrude Stein on Picasso at Ted

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Those of you who know me from way back know that in a previous life I had a minor obsession with Gertrude Stein.  Still…

? The Walking TED

I’ve got a little “zombie fever” with season 2 of The Walking Dead having started up last fall. If you haven’t watched that show you’re really missing out on some excellent quality programming for a channel that’s available to most cable packages. I decided to give my Fantasy TED Talk…


I’m spending this weekend all alone, and taking advantage of the peace and quiet to explore some new #ds106 assignments.
Here’s my fantasy TED talk:

I can’t explain it, but I went through a period in my mid-20′s when I was totally addicted to the Teletubbies. I found the show…

Lassie’s Trans-Species Truth on TED Stage

Ben Rimes has coined a clever new ds106 assignment that plays with visual mashups – in Fantasy TED Talks you are given free reign to:
Create a scene from a TED Talk being given by a fictional character. Obscure or well known, feel free to have your fictional character pontificating…

Slices of Life 41 – Just Being a Blip

This is a post that doesn’t know whether to be a podcast episode or a ds106 assignment. Those who take the time to listen might get a sense of just how perfect it is to do it as both. As this is the first Slice I’ve recorded since registering the…

Fantasy TED Talks – The Dude Abides

TED talks are passe, TEDx events are small potatoes, and TED-ED hasn’t really taken off yet. So why not create your own Fantasy TED Talk? Well, you can at least visualize your own ideal fictionalized TED Talk with the help of a few images and your favorite image editing software…

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