Everything is easily accessible online today, on google, wikipedia etc. But an actual website that features inspirational speakers speaking to you
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum from science to business to global issues — TED invites Motivational speakers from around the world to speak on current issues and ways to improve them. Brilliant speakers e.g, Stephen hawking, Bill clinton, J.J abhrams have spoken in these conferences and brought it to life.
I personally think this website is unquestionably useful for students touching topics which are further taught in the course ‘Campaigning, Social Movements and Activism’ accessing daily current issues, be it gender dilemma, to economic crises, social media, activists, country propaganda, the best part: these conferences are easily available on youtube.
One of my favourite speaker, Jean Killbourne has talked about the way advertisement’s depict women and male role’s, women are often shown as objects or just an entity to be seen as “beauty” but actually are downsized by men, portraying a particular role expected by the audience, this embedded a social farce creating years of misjudgment and misunderstanding. Jean goes into detail’s at the core of the issue.
Not only famous revolutionaries, but thinkers, doers, idea-generators get an opportunity to discuss and share their opinions.