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TED 2013
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:40:44 PM »

the talk hasn't been posted yet but there is an article & audio interview here & then here is a blog entitled "Trust people to pay for music: Amanda Palmer at TED2013".



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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 06:51:04 PM »

she apparently met Bono today and talked with him in some Irish pub for an hour.

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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 07:23:59 PM »

Wow.
I'm trying hard to keep my heart from overflowing.

SPOILER ALERT :)

Today I've had the pleasure to see exactly the one TED session with Amanda ("Disrupt!") in a TED Live stream at the CERN main auditorium. After some performances ranging from great (Alastair Parvin) to poor (Sergey Brin), host Chris Anderson announced AFP via snippets of her performances (including a piano solo from the new Bed Song video).

When Amanda began to speak, I felt incredibly nervous. Having closely followed her TED story unravel, from her blog entry and comments to an inexhaustible array of tweets, I knew she was in fact up there with all of her friends, fans and supporters: "i want you guys to be a part of the whole process", she had written in January, and she held true to her word. Armed with inspiration and props that this wonderful community had provided, Amanda shared her personal journey from her early "living statue" earnings through major label days to independence and kickstarter, featuring her couchsurfing, crowdsurfing, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding experiences, her emotions and difficulties, culminating in a passionate plea for more trust among ourselves, and how to let rather than make people support each other.

But it was much more than that.

Some people at TED are giving amazing speeches. Some of them captivate you with awesome rhetoric skills and a well-crafted message (like Lawrence Lessig who came right after Amanda). But what made this one so special was Amanda's heartfelt emotion in it. She was not giving a presentation about something awesome, she was actually living it, reaching out and forging connections. The moments when her eyes welled with genuine tears of gratitude and admiration for us fellow humans were not the only giveaway.

The intensity increased, and whenever she paused I thought that this dramatic moment would mark the end of her talk. You know the third part of the LOTR movie trilogy, when one "ending" follows another, until you feel like it stretches forever? (Mind you, I say that as a huge admirer of all things Tolkien!) Now Amanda's talk wasn't ending that quickly either, with the big difference that it kept getting better and better - four, five times I breathed a sigh of relief when she went on, and I held my breath again as she continued to deliver her message. Until finally Amanda bowed gracefully and almost whispered "thank you". And even that was not the common disconnecting "wham bam thank you ma'am" kind that so many speakers utter in the end, as if saying "I've done my part and you've done your part and now we're gonna part" - no, I think that's when she actually connected to her audience the most.

For the rest of the day I felt like floating. I still do.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that this was indeed the most inspiring TED talk I've ever seen.
(Even taking into account all the awesome talks I have found through the AFP blog comments!)
Beautiful content, beautiful speech, beautiful heart-mind.
Thank you Amanda!
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013, 01:43:08 PM »

<EDIT>

@AFPnews just asked that this link be used:

http://www.amandapalmer.net/news/ted/

<End EDIT>


TED has the video up:

http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html

on youtube:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xMj_P_6H69g" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/xMj_P_6H69g</a>
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2013, 03:53:08 PM »

(via)
 if I get some spare time, I might make more of these!
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013, 03:59:08 PM »

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 if I get some spare time, I might make more of these!

NICE ! ! !
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2013, 05:39:06 PM »

<3 Watching her made my heartburst.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013, 07:26:05 PM »

I think I just understood the name of this forum.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2013, 07:58:15 PM »

I think I just understood the name of this forum.

Share?
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2013, 12:27:40 PM »

TED talks are such a crapshoot.

Fortunately, Amanda rolled a 7.

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 07:18:11 AM »

I notice this talk going slightly viral over facebook. A lot of people (friends of friends) who had most likely never heard of her before are sharing the video. It kind of makes me all warm and fuzzy and happy.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 09:10:15 AM »

WARNING: CONTAINS PROUDNESS:

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2013, 09:13:23 AM »

I notice this talk going slightly viral over facebook. A lot of people (friends of friends) who had most likely never heard of her before are sharing the video. It kind of makes me all warm and fuzzy and happy.

over a half-million views on TED and YouTube in a day and a half.

for those who don't follow A's tweets,
she has RTed a number of tweets from fans who found her music
via the TED talk.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2013, 05:44:22 PM »

Finally had time to watch it. I cried a bit. For someone who was so nervous, she did an amazing job.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2013, 09:46:39 PM »

I'm curious why she didn't say Brian's name. Also noticed she didn't swear!
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2013, 11:08:32 PM »

I'm curious why she didn't say Brian's name. Also noticed she didn't swear!

She said no one names (except the names of her bands).
I wondered if it wasn't a TED guideline.
(Might be speaker guidelines on the TED web sight.)

It's possible that no swearing is a TED guideline.
But my guess is that she decided to concentrate on just the one idea:
"The Art of Asking"
which has nothing to do with swearing.

Other thoughts?
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 04:16:37 AM »

I'm curious why she didn't say Brian's name. Also noticed she didn't swear!

She said no one names (except the names of her bands).
I wondered if it wasn't a TED guideline.
(Might be speaker guidelines on the TED web sight.)

It's possible that no swearing is a TED guideline.
But my guess is that she decided to concentrate on just the one idea:
"The Art of Asking"
which has nothing to do with swearing.

Other thoughts?

She didn't specifically name her college or record label, either, but snuck in the name of the milk crate and hat supplier. I couldn't really find anything on the site as far as official regulations, but Charles Tsai mentions the "TED Commandments" (http://www.charlestsai.com/2010/11/how-to-prepare-your-tedx-talks/):

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author=Charles Tsai
  • Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
  • Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
  • Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
  • Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
  • Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
  • Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
  • Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
  • Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
  • Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
  • Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee.

I'm guessing name dropping would be considered something under the umbrella of number 7, maybe?

Either way, I have the same view on the lack of name dropping as I do swearing; had she cursed, the message would not be able to spread as far and wide (sad, but true) and it also might have minimized or weakened the message. Whether it was a conscious choice or not, or even a "commandment," it was a wise one.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 08:20:45 AM »

If you haven't already, please rate Amanda's TED video at:

http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html

Click the "RATE" box right under the video.

You don't have to have an account to rate the video.

 As I type, "Inspiring", "Courageous", and "Beautiful" are the leading ratings.
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 01:02:42 PM »

Amanda's posts on ted.com:

http://www.ted.com/profiles/1565927
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 01:32:43 PM »

She didn't specifically name her college or record label, either, but snuck in the name of the milk crate and hat supplier.

And for that, I am eternally grateful. :-)
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 06:14:14 PM »

from https://twitter.com/AFPwire/status/308688641826357248

Interesting comments over at @stereogum’s
“What We Learned” from AFP’s #TED2013 talk:
http://stereogum.com/1277712/amanda-palmers-ted-talk-what-we-learned/news/
#TheArtOfAsking #TED #MusicBiz

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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2013, 08:01:04 PM »

She didn't specifically name her college or record label, either, but snuck in the name of the milk crate and hat supplier.

And for that, I am eternally grateful. :-)

HEY CHRIS!  :)
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2013, 05:17:27 PM »

The typescript of Amanda's TED talk is up at

http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2013, 07:41:18 AM »

In less than a week,
Amanda's TED Talk has over a million combined views on
ted.com http://bit.ly/AFPted
& youtube http://bit.ly/AFPtedYT !!!
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 01:14:18 AM »

In less than a week,
Amanda's TED Talk has over a million combined views on
ted.com http://bit.ly/AFPted
& youtube http://bit.ly/AFPtedYT !!!
In less than a week
over 1.25 million combined views
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Re: TED 2013
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2013, 03:38:34 PM »

Is it cheeky for me to post a link to by most recent blog discussing the TED talk? It was just retweeted by Amanda, so I thought I'd put it here as well, if anyone is interested. I tackle her talk from a creative industry/publishing specific point of view, but it's relevant for all I'd say. (it's long though, just a heads up)

http://publishthings.com/2013/03/09/the-art-of-asking/
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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2013, 06:12:05 PM »

^ I don't think it's cheeky, it's another part of the discussion!
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2013, 02:48:27 AM »

I think its great that the talk has been so successful. I just hope that a lot of those people who heard it will go discover her music now
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« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2013, 01:23:28 PM »

I think its great that the talk has been so successful. I just hope that a lot of those people who heard it will go discover her music now

Me too!

A fair number have, both from comments I've read on amandapalmer.com, youtube.com, and ted.com, as well as Amanda's re-tweets from TED talk inspired fans.

This whole episode of her life, starting from the Theatre is Evil kickstarter, continuing through interviews, the TED talk, and beyond, will get Amanda and her art/music much more notice.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2013, 01:50:28 PM »

Amanda tweeted this response to her TED talk.
Worth the read.

http://www.suddenlymarketing.com/the-other-side-of-amanda-palmer%E2%80%99s-ted-talk/
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« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2013, 05:59:18 PM »

I was just at a party with a group of parents from my kids' school, who are all professionals in their 40-50s. When I mentioned Amanda's name, they started talking about the TED talk and how amazing it was. They couldn't believe that I was one of her fans and supporters and asked lots of questions. I blogged it here:

http://rivervox.livejournal.com/11461.html

I explained twitter, kickstarter, the Dresden Dolls, Amanda & Neil (which made a psychologist swoon) and pontificated on the artist/patron model. It was really, really weird because one month ago, if I'd mentioned Amanda to this crowd, I bet no one would have heard of her. We're not a subculture anymore, folks!

I'd love to hear other stories about how the TED talk is spreading. Did your grandmother, professor, boss or hair stylist see it?
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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2013, 10:02:50 AM »

I recently wrote a blog about our experiences helping Amanda with the props needed for the TED Talk.

http://chrisperley.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/afp-joy-of-sharing/
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