TEDxNewYork is held at GreyNY, 200 Fifth Avenue. We meet every week (mostly) on Fridays now and (mostly) from 1-2pm. We are open to the public. If you want to attend, send a note to admin@tedxnewyork.com (that's Don McKinney & Chel O'Reilly) with your vitals. Our biggest limitation is space so give us plenty of notice and we'll do our best to accommodate. Hope to see you at one of our events soon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Session 3: ReConnect- Jake Eberts

He's going to talk about saving the surface of the world in 9(?) minutes. 1,2,3 go!

He's been the power behind some very remarkable movies, and he's talking about the things that are remarkable to him. Why do we fail to act? We're overwhelmed. We can't find an emotional connection.

That's what film is for- to create an emotional attachment.

I think it's like what Sir Timothy is talking about- aggregating information. Film can take the scientific facts, the politicians issues, the beautiful nature-- the raw data now, and then organize it into an emotional event. That effectively creates change.

OH! He's spending the other 9 minutes showing us footage from Oceans with Jacques Perrin. Find a good screen to watch it on when it comes out, okay? And remember the IMAX in Lincoln Center is the only IMAX in Manhattan that's full size.

We all have the same percentage of salt in our blood as there is salt in the sea and when we are gone, we shall go back to the ocean.
– Jake Eberts

Oh, and watch this in HD:
Ocean Trailer

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