Margaret Wertheim at TED2009



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Margaret is a friend of mine, and was a speaker at this Year's TED conference, held last week in Long Beach.

Margaret is an author of several books on the history of science and technology, and is the co-director of the Institute for Figuring in Los Angeles (

Search for "crochet" to see a synth of her hyperbolic crochet cactus garden.

(Look closely, and you'll also see a pioneer of VR passing through the synth. If you know who it is, add a comment)
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Date Created 2/6/2009

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dariusmonsef Over 1 year ago
I like how you got her actually in the synth too, along with the colorful wall.
jimcseke Over 1 year ago
Favorited this synth partly because I love I've been meaning to check out the speakers in this particular conference.
Now, as for the pioneer of VR, I'm assuming you mean the gentleman with the dreadlocks. I'm going out on a limb here, be if he is the person you mean, he does look familiar. I remember watching an interview of a person who resembles him. I can't remember his name, but I believe he also is an author.(Science Fiction ....? I think...) I can see his face in my mind and I remember this particular person having very striking blue eyes. And I remember the interview being very interesting. I could be very wrong, but let me know either way. Thanks.
David-Photosynth-Team Over 1 year ago
Yes Jim. It is the dreadlocks, and it's Jaron Lanier: Good recognition, especially because I didn't catch his face in the photo!
jimcseke Over 1 year ago
Oh execellent! What do I win ? Just kidding. Actually, the strange thing about my stab in the dark, was that for some reason the movie Minority Report kept popping into my mind and sure enough, he was somehow involved with the movie in a small way according to wikipedia. It is amazing to me how much minute information the brain can store.(Great for T.V. game shows like Jeopardy.) And yet I couldn't remember his name. I'm terrible with names anyways. I'll have to see if I can find any videos of him on the internet to remind myself what the heck the interview that I saw back when, was about. But anyway, that was fun.
I also took the time to check out Margaret Wertheim's hyperbolic crochet talk. I have not yet listentened to a TED speaker and not been completely captivated to the end of their talk, and Margaret was no exception. I've lost track of how many people I have told about TED and Photosynth and so far no takers. Oh well, their loss
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