TED (Technology Entertainment Design) Conference 2005 Photographs & Highlights
Photograph of Bruce Gray sculpture from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
Here is mobile "Woka Woka One" by sculptor Bruce Gray appearing at the TED Conference 2005 in Monterey, California. The TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference features talks and performances by many of the greatest minds and talents in the world. It is an exclusive invitation only 4 day event. Tickets for invitees are $4400 and well worth every penny. The main hall tickets sold out for the next year during the current conference. For more information on TED click here.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 party on evening one was held at the Monterey aquarium. What a great place for a party! The food was awesome, and I really enjoyed photographing the jellyfish! This is my favorite photograph I took of these beautiful and mesmerizing creatures.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 party on evening one was held at the Monterey aquarium. This is a photograph of a large school of small fish that I took while moving the camera during a long exposure.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
This is a large continuously spinning 3 dimensional object hanging from the ceiling with multiple video projectors projecting moving images on it. Very cool!
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
A jellyfish photograph I took at the Monterey aquarium. This smaller creature had very long thin tentacles reminding me of wafts of smoke or a fireworks display.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
This is a close up photograph of a giant aligator like dinosaur skull on display.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
These mellow little guys were on display without any kind of cage or containment.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 party on evening two was held in a giant tent near the conference center. Very cool lighting with moving clouds and other visuals. The food was both fantastic and plentiful. These guys really know how to throw a party! The entire event was fascinating and very inspirational.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
Outside the TED Conference was this unique gull wing Corvette.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
Close up of an internally lit rock sculpture. Very cool.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 closing evening party featured a chance to participate in a massive drum circle on the beach with none other than Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead fame. This was one of the highlights for me, and I will never forget the experience. I am also a fan of Mickey Hart's Planet Drum series. You can purchase this CD by clicking on the CD cover image to the left.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 closing evening party featured a chance to participate in a massive drum circle on the beach with none other than Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead fame. This photograph and the one below show the movement and intensity of a large group of people joining together to create a fantastic musical experience for everyone involved.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 closing evening party featured a chance to participate in a massive drum circle on the beach with none other than Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead fame. This was one of the highlights for me, and I will never forget the experience. Drums of all kinds were provided for everyone.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
The TED Conference 2005 closing evening party featured a chance to participate in a massive drum circle on the beach with none other than Mickey Hart of Grateful Dead fame. This was one of the highlights for me, and I will never forget the experience. Drums of all kinds were provided for everyone.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
A jellyfish photograph I took at the Monterey aquarium. This smaller creature had very long thin tentacles reminding me of wafts of smoke or a fireworks display.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
These mellow little guys were on display without any kind of cage or containment.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
This is a photograph of a large school of small fish that I took while moving the camera during a long exposure.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
These mellow little guys were on display without any kind of cage or containment.
Photographs from TED 2005, the Technology Entertainment Design Conference
Another jellyfish photograph I took at the Monterey aquarium. I could have spent weeks shooting these beautiful creatures.
Photo of Monterey, Califonia
The TED conference is held in Monterey, California every year. Monterey is a scenic Northern California coastal town with dozens of seals sunning themselves on rocky beaches surrounded by windswept trees, not to mention lots of great seafood and plenty of little shops, pubs, and art galleries. Lots of Steinbeck related souveniers and history.
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The kinetic art mobile "Woka Woka One" by sculptor Bruce Gray appeared at the TED Conference 2005 in Monterey, California. The TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference features talks "TED Talks" and performances by many of the greatest minds and talents in the world. It is an exclusive invitation only 4 day event.
The kinetic art mobile "Woka Woka One" by sculptor Bruce Gray appeared at the TED Conference 2005 in Monterey, California. The TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference features talks "TED Talks" and performances by many of the greatest minds and talents in the world. It is an exclusive invitation only 4 day event.
The 3 TED Prize Winners!
Rock star and dedicated activist Bono from U2 was one of the TED Prize winners. I was inspired by his passionate lecture on the poverty and AIDS problems in Africa. Bono asked us for help getting out the word on The One Campaign to help with these issues. Please visit onecampaign.org and sign the One Declaration.
Photographer Edward Burtynsky was one of the TED Prize winners. His large scale photographs focus on the impact of mankind on the environment. The environmental problems we face today are getting worse by the minute! Edward asked us to help promote worldchanging.com so please visit them here.
Inventor Robert Fischell was one of the TED Prize winners. He has saved countless lives with his medical inventions including the implantable cardiac defibrillator. He holds over 200 US and foreign patents, and has requested assistance in several areas, which can be read about in detail by clicking here.
TED (Technology Entertainment Design) Conference 2005 Highlights

The TED conference is a truly inspirational event! While I found every speaker to be very interesting, some of my personal favorites were:

James Watson - Nobel laureate who co-discovered the structure of DNA. His incredible genius was paralleled by his charisma. Website link click here.
Janine Benyus - The author of Biomimicry, about nature's genius, and what it could mean for humankind if we were only to listen. Click here to buy Biomimicry.
Arthur Benjamin - Mathematic professor with the ability to multiply large numbers in his head faster than a person using a calculator Website here.
Ze Frank - The funniest man on the internet is also great in person! Check out www.zefrank.com.
Ben Saunders - The youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole. Amazing story and photographs. Website here.
Thom Mayne - I have always been a big fan of renowned architect and founder of the Los Angeles architectural firm Morphosis. Website link here.
Brian Greene - Professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and author of the book The Elegant Universe, which was also a special on Nova. Click here to buy this book or DVD.
Ross Lovegrove - A fantastic product and furniture designer from London known for his designs for Walkman and Apple Computers etc.
Frans Lanting - Fantastic nature photographer appearing in National Geographic and many books including Living Planet: Preserving Edens of the Earth. Click here to buy this book.
Mickey Hart - Legendary Grateful Dead drummer also known for his Planet Drum series. See drumming circle photos and CD link above. Click here for his website.
Bono - Rock star and activist. See Bono's wish and link to The One Campaign, here or above under TED prize winners.
Edward Burtynsky - Environmental issues photographer. See his link to worldchanging.com here or above under TED prize winners.
Mehran Anvari - Doctor who performed the first telerobotics assisted surgery in 2003. Website link here.
Larry Burns - Head of R&D for General Motors. His mission is to reinvent the automobile using non polluting hydrogen fuel cells.
Graham Hawkes - Ocean explorer and inventor responsible for the design of many manned and unmanned underwater research vehicles. Website link here.
William McDonough - Architect who designs incorporating ecological intelligance and sustainability. Website link here.
Ray Kurzweil - Inventor of the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments as well as the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition. Click here for link to his website.
Thomas Dolby - Demonstrated using nature to influence sounds and music. Buy his CD's here. Visit his website here.
Joshua Davis - Award winning digital artist and founder of praystation.com.
Elon Musk - Co founder of PayPal is now in the rocket business, attempting to reduce space travel costs dramatically. Website here.
Howard Rheingold - Author of Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, about how cell phones, PDA's and other modern technologies are shaping todays culture.
Keith Schacht and Zach Kaplan - Founders of Inventables, a subscription service featuring samples of the latest in new technologies and materials for inventors and designers. They gave out samples of super cool squishy magnets.

I would like to thank ALL the great people at TED for this incredible experience, and for including me and my sculpture at such a prestigious and important event! I have never met so many interesting people in such a short amount of time......
Long live TED!

Oh, and did I mention that they gave away 2 large gift bags to all attendees full of all kinds of great software, great books, CD's, a stack of DVD's, cool soft magnets, magazine subscriptions, gizmos, goodies, gadgets, a brain teaser game, a great laptop knapsack, and much more! Almost too much stuff to carry. The upscale lunches and dinner parties are all provided by TED. (with breakfast included, and snacks and drinks provided in between meals.) If you are interested in attending TED 2006 visit www.ted.com, and don't put it off as the main hall for 2006 sold out already during the 2005 event.

TED is owned by the Sapling Foundation, a private non-profit foundation funded by Chris Anderson. The profits from TED 2003 were divided between three major global causes:
Clean Water, Public Health, and Ocean Conservation. For more information on the Sapling Foundation, click here.

TED Conference 2005 guidebook TED Conference 2005 book

This is an article in the TED 2005 guide book on Los Angeles metal sculptor Bruce Gray and his mobile sculpture titled "Woka Woka One." This sculpture was featured at the prestigious TED (Technology Entertainment Design) conference in Monterey, California in February 2005.

 
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