TEDActive Projects Public Heart
The TEDActive Public Heart project features an interactive art installation -- a public "Lost and Found" board where you anonymously speak your heart by sharing what you feel lost about. Other attendees can "find" your message, and offer advice and direction. Make it happen »
Public Heart Project news from the TEDActive Blog:
09 May 2011
We brought our hearts together at TEDActive and publically peaced our lost with found.
where our public heART throb, miss amy kr, lifted our hearts with this sweet farewell:
Photo credit: Michael Brands for TED
21 February 2011
Greetings and salutations from your pals at the TEDActive PUBLIC heART “Lost and Found” project.
We’ve put together this eponymous playlist for your listening and getting-psyched-while-you-pack pleasure. 9 Lost and Found songs total. Some artists will undoubtedly be familiar, some may be new finds we hope you’ll be happy to discover. And thanks to Grooveshark, you can just click and listen…
Not sure if we’ll be posting on the blog again before this all goes live next week (!) so here are 3 quick nuggets of note:
1. If you missed our original post/intro about the PUBLIC heART Lost and Found project (where all you need to participate is a pen and your own personal truth), here it is.
2. If you like things that fall under the theme of Because We Can, We Did, you might enjoy seeing how our project popped up in various Craigslist Lost and Found sections around the country. Here is one listing titled Lost: My Sense of Humor.
3. Finally, our Lost and Found hero… 84-year-old Henry Morello who recently took a wrong turn in the desert and ended up being stranded for 5 days. Survived by being creatively resourceful…and lucky. Read his beautiful lost and found story via Huffington Post here.
See you all very soon!
p.s. If you’d like to reach out before the conference, you can do so through this blog or at whoisamy.com
14 February 2011
TEDActive is so excited to have PSFK on board as a collaborator for the TEDActive Projects! They have invited their friends to explore, collaborate and act on vital issues raised at TED, and is actively engaging their expert network, the PurpleList, to give their valuable input for the different teams involved with the projects.
Their experts have already joined in on the conversation! Check out their feedback for the following projects!
07 February 2011
The pound-for-pound talent tonnage of TEDsters boggles the mind. It is absolutely the thing that makes the TED community so incandescent, as well as so humbling and deeply neat-o to be a part of. So it is no small thing to aim this talent at very real problems with the goal of emerging from the gathering with ideas worth doing, as is happening this year for the first time with TEDActive Projects.
No doubt that some wonderfully innovative approaches will surface. The question that has us nibbling our nails is how they will translate into action.
One way is through the use of a very new, very beta platform called IfWeRanTheWorld, the brain/love child of Cindy Gallop (of MakeLoveNotPorn fame). IfWeRanTheWorld is an online platform that is designed to power real-world action. It makes it very easy for good & talented people to work together to achieve a common goal – be it host a dodgeball tournament or expand an urban community farm program or only eat cupcakes with lots of icing. Microactions are the coin of this realm – they are small, eminently doable tasks that, when added together, make things happen.
On IfWeRanTheWorld, you are what you do – it is where you ‘walk’ your social media ‘talk’. If Facebook is the social graph and Twitter the interest graph, then IfWeRanTheWorld is the action graph.
Here’s how it works:
- Bring your project, talent, inspiration and good intentions to ifwerantheworld.com
- Answer the question, “If I ran the world, I would….”.
- Join forces with other people working on similar things by picking up & doing their microactions.
- Accelerate action by suggesting microactions, and inviting your network to act with you by sharing through Facebook, Twitter, you name it.
- Start an actionplatform (or project) to make something happen on your own.
(if you prefer pictures over words, here is the how-it-works video)
How it might work for TEDActive Projects
The thought for TEDActive Projects is this: Some project teams might publish their solutions as microactions, inviting the wider TED community (and beyond) to do them, report back, & collaborate. Other project teams might use microactions to invite outside insight and expertise on their topic area. Still other project teams might blow our doors off by using microactions in a totally new way.
It feels appropriate to the theme of wonder and the spirit of experimentation that we don’t know exactly how people will make use of IfWeRanTheWorld. For me, though, it just makes it that much more exciting.
That said, I’ll be on hand at TEDActive to help the project teams do their voodoo. If you are interested in IfWeRanTheWorld (or scotch, or experience design as seduction, or comic books), then look for a girl with long blonde & blue hair wearing epic but foolishly high-heels. That’ll be me.
The magnificent shot of Cindy (above) is by Jon Bauer, who says he is ‘mostly doing this stuff for fun’ but who is extraordinary & should be mostly doing this stuff period.
01 February 2011
Well, this year at TEDActive there is; it’s the PUBLIC heART LOST AND FOUND PROJECT.
At the end of the conference, we will be creating The Lost and Found Book comprised of all the questions and responses. We believe the actual cards become individual pieces of art, and so they will be returned to their original owners as such.
amy (my good friends just call me Amy Krouse Rosenthal)
01 February 2011
We invite you to join us in making ideas worth spreading come alive with the TEDActive Projects! We have invited some of the top experts, leaders, and idea amplifiers from each project theme to come to Palm Springs and collaborate with YOU, our project leaders, in creating a call-to-action on vital issues raised at TEDActive.
As a project leader, you and your group will be part of discussions, workshops, and activities during the conference to help you on your path to finding real solutions to big problems. We also hope this experience at TEDActive will help foster meaningful relationships to continue well beyond the conference.
You will also be invited by the TEDActive team to be a contributing writer to our official TEDActive Community Blog and encourage you to start “tweeting” your project experiences before, during, and after the conference for the public to engage in.
While we invite everyone to partake in this new initiative, spaces are limited to join a project team at TEDActive. We encourage all TEDActive attendees to sign up here on our Project Leader Application Form. Once you receive confirmation from our Projects team, you can immediately begin acting by connecting with your team, and documenting your experiences on our blog!
Be the first to participate as leaders in this exciting new initiative. Act now!
18 January 2011
This spring, a unique group of people will convene in Palm Springs, California, to exchange ideas, inspire one another and experience a live simulcast of TED2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder. TEDActive brings together global innovators – the doers of the world making a difference in their communities and their professions – to interact and learn from one another while absorbing TED2011…