That in a fast-moving world we should never forget that the past is always a great source of wonder. I’m a photographer, so photography is my thing, and today we take more photographs than ever before. Now it is up to us to make sure that we understand how our minds work in relation to our pasts, and that we know better than ever before how to keep these images safe to ensure that we are able to tap into our heritage.
By encouraging people to look back as well as forwards. There is no shame in being nostalgic. It can teach us all a great deal.
In my own life, it has to be the sea - I spend a lot of time on it, in it, or simply near it. I could not live without the sea on my doorstep. In the wider world, it is the ability so many people have to find a way through hugely negative, life-changing situations that amazes me.
Amanda Palmer ‘The art of asking’ for being brave, vulnerable, creative, intelligent and trusting. I love it!
Sacha Dench, The Human Swan. What a crazy idea! I can’t imagine doing this myself, what a ride this is going to be!
TEDxTruro 2018 takes place on 26 October at Truro & Penwith College. Exploring the theme ‘wonder’ our speakers will cover diverse topics including cyber security, antiobotics, psychedelics and cakes. Tickets are available here and are £50 each plus an admin fee of £3.