Well, one thing you can say for the TED community: we sure do know how to do a launch!
What do I mean?
Well, last night, I received an email from Carolyn Porco. Now, Carolyn is not someone who you'd think of as given to PR bullshit. This girl's a scientist. Get me?
So, when the Subject: of the email is NASA'S COSMIC PERSPECTIVE KICKS OFF PANGEA DAY, MAY 10, I was very impressed. Carolyn, a terrific TED presenter (2007 presentation here, caution: autoplay), will be kicking off the worldwide Pangea Day activities.
What's Pangea Day? Well, it's the 2006 TED Prize wish of Jehane Noujaim. That wish was at once simple and grand: what if the whole world could watch a films together and discuss their implications? Could such an event change the world?
We'll see the results tomorrow, as millions around the world gather for four hours to watch 24 short films and share our reactions. Check out the Pangea Day site and find a location near you to gather with others and watch Jehane Noujaim's TED wish come true.