“…Because what it has done is bring a passion to the spreading of ideas.
It’s not alone, either: over the past decade, festivals and websites dedicated to discourse and debate have blossomed.
In Britain alone, there’s the Do Lectures (the Welsh “TED in a tent” in Pembrokeshire), Alain de Botton’s School of Life, the Bristol Festival of Ideas, the Battle of Ideas, Editorial Intelligence’s Names Not Numbers, Interesting North, Interesting South, the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, the Derby Festival of Ideasâ€¦
- and further afield there’s PopTech, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas or try Google’s Zeitgeist, or the Skoll World Forum, or DoSomething.orgâ€¦ and so on.
That’s a lot of ideas.
Mating and breeding – and bringing forth other ideas…”