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TED (conference)

TED (conference)
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan "ideas worth spreading". TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event.[1] The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California.[4] TED's early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its origins in the Silicon Valley. Since June 2006,[1] the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, through TED.com.[8] As of April 2014, over 1,700 talks are available free online.[9] By January 2009 they had been viewed 50 million times. In June 2011, the viewing figure stood at more than 500 million,[10] and on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide.[11] TED's mission statement begins: We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. The TED Prize was introduced in 2005.

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Conferences TED Live membership allows you to watch TED and TEDGlobal from home, school or office -- and connects you to a year-round community. $600 for one conference $1,000 for two conferences $2,500 for colleges, universities and small businesses Register now TED Conference memberships (Vancouver, Canada) TEDActive membership (Whistler, Canada) Arleigh Burke Admiral Arleigh Albert '31-knot' Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Early life and naval career[edit] Arleigh Burke.

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how to look at your own creative genius the art of horsemanship Riding or horsemanship is an art. There is no denying riding is a creative expression of a partnership. Let us listen to what one creative genius hears from another. Metanarrative A metanarrative in critical theory and particularly in postmodernism is a narrative about narratives of historical meaning, experience or knowledge, which offers a society legitimation through the anticipated completion of a (as yet unrealised) master idea.[1][2][3] The term was brought into prominence by Jean-François Lyotard in 1984, with his claim that the postmodern was characterised precisely by a mistrust of the grand narratives (Progress, Enlightenment emancipation, Marxism) that had formed an essential part of modernity.[4] [edit] Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives[. ..] The narrative function is losing its functors, its great hero, its great dangers, its great voyages, its great goal.

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