WHY WE NEED TO BE NEO-LUDDITES
Paul Josephson is a specialist on the former Soviet Union and the place of big technology in the modern world. He is the author of nine books and many articles -- including a history of the fish stick. He teaches history and history of technology at Colby College. He focuses on technology and democracy and how large scale technological systems nearly always have irreversible human and environmental costs. Paul's field research has taken him to Siberia, the Russian Arctic, and Amazonia, and he has stood on the number 2 block of the Chernobyl reactor.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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