The talk I did for the worldwide TED talent search is online, along with my Seoul compadres. I talked about the meteoric rise of Korean food. I did have a flub in the middle, but I recovered. Still makes me cringe to see that.
You can watch it here–and vote if you’re so inclined.
Also watch the other great talks from that event.
Dong Woo Jang (age 14): Crafting the perfect bow – Dong Woo was one of the favorites. He has a hilarious story about his obsession with bowmaking. You really have to see it for yourself.
Jinsop Lee: Design that tantalizes the five senses – Jinsop and I became quick buddies. His Five Senses Scale is an interesting way to rate design. Stick around for the ending.
Soo-in Yang: My public installations, designed to engage – Super intelligent and sensitive dude. Soo-in’s designs freakin’ amaze me. He’s very much into interactivity with art and architectural projects.
Sherman Li: A new visual search technology for video – Visual search. You have to see the demo to believe it.
Hyeonseo Lee: Escaping North Korea – North Korean refugee, Hyeonseo Lee, describes her life and escape from North Korea.
Sokeel Park: How to solve a problem like North Korea – When Sokeel talks, the entire room goes quiet.
Jeongmee Yoon: An artist explores little girls’ love of pink – Super, super fascinating study on kids’ preferences for colors based on gender. The conclusion will surprise you.
Otto Ng: Canopying the desert for solar energy – Science fiction is reality. The visuals help show this clever idea for harnessing energy while also making the desert into farmland.
Kyla Mitsunaga: Why teachers must learn “with” their students – My buddy Kyla gives a fun talk on teaching, with flying objects thrown at the audience.
JT Singh: The power of cities – He’s young but really is full of perspective-changing ideas.
Lee Jang Sub: The natural beauty of street maps – I love maps. You should see the art this guy does with street maps.
Peter Lee: A game to connect us all – This was the most interactive talk. Game designer Peter Lee has us all play a game that makes us all get to know each other better.
Keehyun Ahn: A building from five shipping containers – I love this guy’s artwork. I also like how he approaches his art–with a big extended middle finger.
Gwon Osang: Making life-size sculptures out of photos – Another fascinating artist with somewhat creepy artwork–and I mean that as a compliment.
Ji-Hae Park: Bringing joy through the violin – The grand finale. Ji-Hae performs like a punk rocker.