Within the Formative Feedback received at the end of Assignment 1, it was recommended I look at TED Talks. I did so at the time, but neglected to reflect on the experience.
There are more than 2200 short videos of speakers talking on a multitude of subjects. I found many of the talks fascinating and felt the need to discipline myself to targeting the talks that seem the most relevant to my practice. It is possible to select a topic and I found the most applicable talks under Arts. Here there many presentations, often under ten minutes, on various aspects of the arts.
TED Talks are an invaluable source of information but the ease with which I could while away hours watching and listening to them is alarming. So for me, TED Talks are a leisure activity to be enjoyed when time allows, or approached with discipline if using them as a resource for specific research.