In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxJacksonville, where x = independently organized TED event.
At TEDxJacksonville 2014, we will explore the tension between the known and the unknown, between the use and the misuse of knowledge, and consider the virtues and perils of (un)knowing.
(un)knowing is not ignorance, but rather a conscious decoupling from what have been held as immutable truths. What knowledge–if unlearned–would open minds? What must we (un)know in order to forge more robust connections between ourselves and our world? And if we were to acknowledge the many things we will never know, refusing to make up myths or ascribe meaning to the unknown, would we finally be free . . . or utterly adrift?
We invite you to join us at TEDxJacksonville as we reconsider what we know, and explore the power of (un)knowing.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein”