For my online resource, I’ve decided to talk about TED which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED is a set of non-profit conferences all over the world, held by different speakers each time. Since its launch in 1984 the emphasis of its talks have shifted more towards entertainment. Past hosts include Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bono and many more.
I chose this resource because while you can attend a TED talk, the site does also contain a back catalogue on talks concerning topics we’ve discussed and will discuss this year. There are so many different resources on the internet that could help us Media students but I think TED has an edge over the others as the content is in the form of a presentation given by high profile personalities.
The site also contains talks on a wide variety of topics such as depression, religion, sexism, privacy, AI, war and so many more. I think this site is an interesting database full of lots of interesting ideas and concepts.