Today TED announced a new brilliant extension to the TED-experience: TEDx. Where x stands for “independently organized TED event”. It’s my pleasure to announce TEDxAmsterdam! Together with some other Dutch TED-izens I’m planning this event on October 23 November 20 of this year. It will be `a full day of inspiration, top speakers, all time favorite TED talks, food, people and music.` For me
Well, isn’t that nice: the Web turned 20 this week! And of course, the Internet is much older, but when we speak of “the web” we need to go back to 1989 for a rather techy -immaculate- collection by the web’s father, Tim Berners-Lee: Then CERN (Switzerland) was the largest Internet node in Europe, and Berners-Lee saw an opportunity to join hypertext with the
Afgelopen donderdag was ik aangenaam verrast dat journalist Steve Mollman een stuk had geschreven over mijn onderzoeksproject. Onder de titel “Can happiness be found online” vatte hij op de website van CNN samen wat ik tijdens de launch op PicNic ’08 heb verteld, hoe mijn maand offline eruit zag en wat ik vertelde tijdens TED University. A lot of us, not just Stolze, are
I can’t believe it has allready been a year since I had my first TED-experience. Only a few days from now and the whole circus will start again. This year in Long Beach, instead of Monterey. With well known speakers like Bill Gates and Tim Berners-Lee, but also with TED-favorites like Barry Schwartz and Seth Godin… this is just a fraction of the extraordinary
You may have received an “out-of-office” reply from my mailbox. Or you read some where that Jim will not be online for the rest of this year. Why? The reason that I’ve chosen to go offline is because of a research project that I’m involved in. We try to examine the relationship between internet usage and happiness. One of the questions that were raised
Yes, it’s true: I am going offline. I’m going to cut my digital lifeline: no surfing, no email, no google, no facebook and no Twitter. Why? Well, it’s part of the research project “virtual happiness“. In that project we try to define the different forms of internet usage and how they are related to certain aspects of happiness. Does being online make you happier?
Here’s a sketch from “Idiots of Ants”, which was used by Linda Stone to introduce her session at PicNic.
Inspired by the blogposting from Emily McManus on “Who’s blogging at the TED-conference”, I came up with the idea to do the same on the questions “Who’s twittering at TED?” Twitter? If you don’t know what Twitter is, you may have missed one of the most exciting new tools on the web. It’s social, it’s relevant, it’s realtime, it’s sometimes useless, it’s fun, it