the british museum - london, england
so you miss college? not so much the fifteen-page papers and adderall-fueled cram sessions, but more so the simple act of learning--of being in the presence of brilliant professors. well friends, i've been waiting for this, the right time, to introduce you to ted.com:
"TED stands for technology, entertainment, design. it started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. since then its scope has become even broader. the annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes." -ted.com
i randomly discovered ted two years ago, and have been watching ted talks ever since. if you ever have twenty minutes to kill, skip your twenty-eighth visit to facebook, and give it a chance. any talks pertaining to the brain and quantum physics are particularly good. 2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? ted! ted! yeah! 3, 6, 9, 12, who do we like besides ourselves? ted! ted! yeah!