TEDxHousesofParliament took place on the 27th of June this year dedicated to sharing ideas on the themes of representation and democracy.
I finally got round to watching the videos a couple of weeks ago.
The one’s I thought particularly good were:
- The road to subtle tyranny by Jon Drori : The dangers of the widespread collection of personal data
- The World Online Orchestra by Mads Damsbo : An interactive symphony that you can join
- How London Fuels Corruption by Anthea Lawson : Global Witness – esp. about anonymous companies
- Prison Democracy by Femi Oyeniran : Giving young prisoners the chance have a voice
- Why Democracy Matters by Aung San Suu Kyi
- My Egypt 360 – are we back where we started? by Shaimaa Khalil : The recent history of Egypt and the Arab Spring
- Why telling stories matters by Nicole Young (of 60 Minutes) : Hunger in America and Syrian refugees (and excellent Jordanian military)
- Being happy is a political act by Francesca Martinez : Very funny wobbly comedienne
- It’s the people stupid! by Ida Auken : Open policy making in Denmark
- Smart Power – How to win wars and influence peoples by Penny Mordaunt : Cultural deplomacy
[Day two of my brief one-blog-a-day blogothon].