Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

TED Long Beach Days Two, Three and Four

It would be very difficult to summarize the breadth and complexity of the TED experience. There are very few places where you can hear and see and then talk to some of the best thinkers, scientists and artists in the world. TED brings all of this together in what is an evolving community of people dedicated to ideas, change and innovation. Wired Magazine has been covering some of the talks and this one by Elizabeth Gilbert is worth reading. All these talks will be on the Web very soon and in early March, will change to accommodate subtitles in 25 languages and transcripts that will be searchable. One of the most special of the talks and well worth looking out for was given by Willie Smits who has devoted his life to saving the forest habitat of orangutans.