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From TED to Edinburgh: the power of personalisation

By Tom Chatfield  

I’ve written a science and technology piece for Prospect‘s September issue about attending the TED Global and SciFoo conferences. They’re very different events, but have what I felt were a few key factors in common: intellectual passion, interpersonal contact, interdisciplinary mingling, and—most intriguingly of all—an emphasis on quelling the social media tumult for a few hours. While events at each are in progress, the expectation is that there will be little or no blogging, tweeting, browsing or…

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