TED Talk Tuesday – May 28, 2013

Alastair Parvin on Architecture for the People by the People and George Takei on ‘Star Trek,’ musicals and Japanese American Internment.

From TED: Filmed, Feb 2013 (13:11)
Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.
Alastair Parvin believes in making architecture accessible to 100 percent of the population.

From TED: Filmed, 2013 (14:14)
George Takei’s TEDx Talk: On “Star Trek,” musicals and Japanese American internment

George Takei, best known as Captain Sulu of Star Trek, says it’s been his “lifelong dream” to make it to Broadway. He came close in 1960 when he was invited to audition for a show. But he did not get the part.

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