Join in our TED Talk Salon for a brain-stimulating presentation and lively discussion. For the curious world citizen, you may enjoy this video-style book club.
This month's topic: Comedy is Translation
Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Writer, comedian, and juggler extraodinaire Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience.
Chris Bliss is a national headline comedian, with credits including the Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as an internationally renowned variety artist, opening for superstars from Eric Clapton to Michael Jackson.
In 2005, he founded MyBillofRights.org, with the mission of creating monuments and permanent displays of the Bill of Rights in civic spaces across America. The organization dedicated America’s first monument celebrating the Bill of Rights at the Arizona Capitol Mall, in December 2012.
3:30...Watch the TED Talk, discuss in small groups
5:00...Whole group summary/further discussion
5:30...Socializing until the library closes at 6
Monthly, we view a recorded TED Talk (of about 20 min.) from those posted at ted.com. Talks are by a person notable in their field, who has interesting things to say. After viewing their piece, we'll break into smaller groups and talk about the ideas raised (with the occasional tangent! ;-)
Talks are selected because they catch the interest of Rebecca, our TED salon moderator, and are likely candidates for good conversation. (Participant recommendations are welcomed-email Rebecca.)
Please join us!