The Meaning of Life (A TED Remix)

The TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment and Design) brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes.) Each conference is structured around an overarching idea. A TED Remix is a new juxtaposition of talks around a specific theme.

Maya Angelou was once asked if she knew the meaning of life. She said she didn’t know the meaning of life but that she knew how to live a good life. The answer was simple. Four words. Live your life with passion, compassion, humor and style.

Isabel Allende’s The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir
Karen Armstrong’s Through the Narrow Gate: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery
John Hodgman’s More Information Than You Require
Isaac Mizrahi’s How to Have Style 


Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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