Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mark Frauenfelder reports from TED Conference

Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro got a standing ovation for his performance at TED yesterday. Mark Frauenfelder of BOINGBOING lists these quotes from the musician: "The ukulele is underdog of all instruments." "If everyone played ukulele, the world would be a better place." "What the world needs now is more ukulele." "Ukulele is the instrument of peace."
Mark says, "One of my favorite presentations of the day was by Dr. William Li, a cancer researcher from the Angiogenesis Foundation. The good news, Li says, is that 'we can eat to starve cancer.' Lots of foods contain naturally occuring inhibitors of angiogenesis, and many are even better than drugs for blocking angiogenesis (see image above)."
Read more at BOINGBOING , plus Mark will do an interview with Jake Shimabukuro soon.
Also, here is the TED conference LINK . I am following TED NEWS on twitter.
I'm looking forward to designer/illustrator Marian Bantjes speaking at TED on Friday from 2:15-4 pm. She was included in "The Scarlet Lettering", a letterpress project from the Cloudy Collection. There are still prints available if you follow the link. You may remember that my art was part of the very first Cloudy Collection card set (monkey image)!

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