Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Our CTO, Mike Hourahine, will be thrilled to attend TEDGlobal in Oxford next week. Follow him on twitter @mhourahine!
“When we look around us there are things we can observe: Buildings. People. Nature. And then there are things that run unseen through our lives. These hidden forces – social conventions, biological links, cultural frameworks, coded meanings – are the connective tissues that binds societies together, the engines that propel organizations and individuals forward. When illuminated, they offer vital insights into our relationships with one another and our world.”
Featuring more than 40 remarkable speakers presenting over the course of four extraordinary days, open-minded discussions will be fostered and new directions in the search for understanding will be forged. They will tackle questions such as “What is an accomplished life?”, ” Where does motivation come from?”, “How can we observe what we can’t see?”, “How does the brain create the mind?”, among others.
For more information, visit http://conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2009/
Mike is looking forward to meeting you all at TEDGlobal 2009!