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BOOK TITLE: The Australia Times - TED magazine. Volume 2, issue 4
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Vol. 2 No. 4 October 2014
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MEGAN WASHINGTON:
Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking 3
MATTHEW O'REILLY:
“Am I dying?” The honest answer. 4
HERIBERT WATZKE:
The brain in your gut 4
ANDREW FITZGERALD:
Adventures in Twitter ction 5
MARCUS BYRNE:
The dance of the dung beetle 5
Welcome to The Australia
Times TED magazine,
our window to TED.
David M. Abouav
Founder
The Australia Times has been an amazing project that
touched many people. Through my involvement with TAT
I have learnt many things. What really surprised me was
the discovery of how few people have heard of TED.
For this reason we have decided that we should introduce
a TED magazine. Because TED cannot be shared
alongside advertising we have decided that spreading
the word was important enough to create an ad free
space for TED within The Australia Times.
TED is an incredible window into the minds of many
different people. The only problem I ever face when
selecting talks is who to leave out. In each selection we
try and have at least one very new talk, one very popular
talk, and an oldie but goodie...
I hope you enjoy watching my current selection and nd
it as inspiring and educational as I have.
To visit TED site click here.
Megan Washington:
Why I live in mortal
dread of public
speaking
Megan Washington is
one of Australia's premier
singer/songwriters. And,
since childhood, she has had
a stutter. In this bold and
personal talk, she reveals how
she copes with this speech
impediment—from avoiding
the letter combination “st” to
tricking her brain by changing
her words at the last minute
to, yes, singing the things
she has to say rather than
speaking them.
Megan Washington
Musician
Megan Washington has won two ARIA Awards,
the Australian equivalent of the Grammys. A
popular singer/songwriter, she has recently
come clean with a secret—that she has a speech
impediment. Full bio
Matthew O'Reilly:
“Am I dying?”
The honest answer.
Matthew O’Reilly is
a veteran emergency
medical technician on Long
Island, New York. In this
talk, O’Reilly describes
what happens next when
a gravely hurt patient asks
him: “Am I going to die?”
Matthew O'Reilly
Emergency medical technician
Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical
technician on Long Island, New York. Full bio
Heribert Watzke:
The brain in
your gut
Did you know you have
functioning neurons in your
intestines — about a hundred
million of them? Food scientist
Heribert Watzke tells us about the
"hidden brain" in our gut and the
surprising things it makes us feel.
Heribert Watzke
Food scientist
Heribert Watzke studies the brain in our gut —
and works to develop new kinds of food that will
satisfy our bodies and minds. Full bio
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ANDREW FITZGERALD:
Adventures in Twitter ction
In the 1930s, broadcast
radio introduced an
entirely new form of
storytelling; today, micro-
blogging platforms like
Twitter are changing the
scene again. Andrew
Fitzgerald takes a look
at the (aptly) short but
fascinating history of
new forms of creative
experimentation in ction
and storytelling.
Andrew Fitzgerald
Editor
Andrew Fitzgerald is shaping new ways for
Twitter and journalists to work together. Full bio
Marcus Byrne:
The dance of the
dung beetle
A dung beetle has a brain
the size of a grain of rice,
and yet shows a tremendous
amount of intelligence when
it comes to rolling its food
source — animal excrement
— home. How? It all comes
down to a dance. (Filmed at
TEDxWitsUniversity.)
Marcus Byrne
Entomologist
Marcus Byrne is fascinated by the way insects,
particularly the intrepid dung beetle, have
hardwired solutions to the challenges posed by
their environments. Could they help humans solve
problems? Full bio
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