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. This week’s talk was selected by CN&CO’s Chief Seniõr Carel Nolte. Here’s why he chose it:

Watching TED talks post having experienced them live in Vancouver, adds an extra dimension to my viewing. I am often impressed by the TED team’s editing and notice things I didn’t at the time. And editing a “talk” that is in fact, visual more than anything else is extra difficult.

I selected this performance by three artists for the following reasons:

– It’s not “just” talk – and showcases the diversity of TED;

– I was beyond moved, enraptured in fact, when they performed – and hope you will be also;

– I didn’t know any of the artists and loved learning about them – especially Bill. This man is a creative genius and an “in your face” social justice fighter. And a billboard for how to look great in older age! ​Joshua also became a favourite TED mate of mine – lunch time performances in Vancouver and on stage brilliance at TED Global last year in Tanzania. Sitting in his city of New York while writing this has extra meaning;

– Art moves me as the BASA team often reminds me. And art can often make us see more than words do. This performance said a lot to me. And continues to move me.

Enjoy – and put the volume up, big time!