Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk is posted by Carel. Here’s why he chose it:

I was mesmerized by Angelica Dass when I first saw her. As I often am by artists. I just love authors, painters, theater makers, musicians and other talented creatives who challenge the world, reflect it in ways that make me ting, showcase its beauty – and its hypocrisy. Artists truly, for me, are THE people who move the world forward and make it a better palce. And Angelica is one such person.

When I met her in Vancouver at a TED conference, I also became part of her project – more about that in the talk. Simply put, Angelica has taken thousands of photos of human across the world and matched or skin colour to a Pantone. For those who don’t know, Pantone colours are colour codes that stand for a specific shade. You can communicate about colors by defining the Pantone code created from a palette of 18 basic colours.

I was fascinated by my own Pantone – and to see that of so many other people. My only regret is that I don’t know how to find myself in the vast Angelica catalogue – so if you spot me, take a screen shot please!

In this very challenging time, I am reminded that we may all have a different Pantone, but it is in this diversity that we have to come together to beat global pandemics and global injustice – as well as use that diversity to benefit from all the magic on offer.

Enjoy the talk and I trust you will be as mesmerized as I was.

PS – Don’t miss our TED Circle on the 15th of April – book your free spot here.