TED Talk Thursday – Julian Treasure: Shh! Sound health in 8 steps

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery of them from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

According to www.ted.com:

“Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health — even costing lives. He lays out an 8-step plan to soften this sonic assault (starting with those cheap earbuds) and restore our relationship with sound.”

“Julian Treasure is the chair of the Sound Agency, a firm that advises worldwide businesses — offices, retailers, hotels — on how to use sound. He asks us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us. How do they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, acquisitive?”

“Treasure is the author of the book Sound Business and keeps a blog by the same name that ruminates on aural matters (and offers a nice day-by-day writeup of TEDGlobal 2009). In the early 1980s, Treasure was the drummer for the Fall-influenced band Transmitters.”

Enjoy and learn how you can increase your sound health.

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Atmara,

    Thanks for posting the video. I think one of the most dangerous threats these days is that we often no longer notice the constant hum of noises. We are bombarded by the variety of sounds and thus we stop paying attention to them. When you begin to ask yourself, What do I hear? How is the sound organized? How it influences me?, then you open your inner ear. This is the very first step to make a connection with particular sounds, and use them to transform the body, and mind.

    Namaste,
    KJ

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