Mac Barnett at TEDxSonomaCounty 2014 | Going to the Edge
About the theme “Perspectives”
A glass with water to the middle. Do you see it as half-full, or half-empty? In the famous optical illusion, you see an old woman, and I see a young lady. When the Voyager 1 left the solar system, humans saw their home—the Earth—as we never had before. We were no longer at the center of the universe, but living on a “tiny, pale blue dot” in the vastness of space.
We hear it all the time: Perspective is everything. But how are our perspectives formed? How often are we aware of them, how often do we examine them, when making decisions? Who, or what, is influencing our perspectives—the forces both seen and unseen?
Once we are aware of our perspective, is there value in breaking from it? Can conflicts be solved with the empathy gained from seeing things from new perspectives, or is there more to it? Haven’t the great breakthroughs in history been a result of the artist, scientist or entrepreneur seeing things from new angles? Then why haven’t we learned to do it better, and more often?
TEDxSonomaCounty will bring together leading thinkers and doers to delve into these questions and more as they explore the theme, Perspectives.
Doors will open at 12:15pm. The program will begin promptly at 1pm. There will be two ninety-minute sessions with an intermission between, followed by a reception of local food and wine.
Learn more at TEDxSonomaCounty.com.
Registration at TEDxSonomaCounty
Questions? Please contact Jimi Conners at (707) 284-3263 or email@example.com.
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