TED '08

The TED conference has to be one of the most interesting projects that I work on each year. The concept development is enlightened, the design process is thorough and the build phase is detailed and precise. In the end we create an environment that is truly entertaining, but it is the presenters that really make the whole experience remarkable. As you can read on their website, "TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)." You owe it to yourself to go to www.ted.com and download some of their free talks, or better yet subscribe to the weekly podcasts. John Murray Productions has worked with ProCreations, the producers of the TED conference for the past 4 years to help them create entertaining environments around the conference center and on the multiple stages. Under the design direction of Thinc Design, we provided all the scenic fabrication and installation services. Designer: John Murray