We are really happy to announce the start of a new series of events focusing on TED talks, which some of us consider the most inspirational piece of information on the universe, or at least the part of it that we are aware of. At the same time our team at Open Labs is translating the rest of the TED talks in Albanian in order to present them on a weekly basis. If you are interested on becoming part of the translation team don’t hesitate to contact us.
The projections of the talks will take place at our headquarters every Wednesday at 19.00.
A few words about the initiative.
TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California. The events are now held in Long Beach and Palm Springs in the U.S. and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. Past presenters include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, educator Salman Khan, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, through TED.com. As of November 2011, over 1,050 talks are available free online. By January 2009 they had been viewed 50 million times. In June 2011, the viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, reflecting a still growing global audience.