Ze Frank: What's so funny about the Web?

17 04 2011

http://www.ted.com Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what hes seriously passionate about helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Arthur Benjamin. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, politics and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com

web design
by ocjess

http://www.ted.com On the web, a new “Friend” may be just a click away, but true connection is harder to find and express. Ze Frank presents a medley of zany Internet toys that require deep participation — and reward it with something more nourishing. You’re invited, if you promise you’ll share.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com

Advertisements

Actions

Information

50 responses

17 04 2011
Marketing1Up

He’s so charming and ingenious! I work in website development and he never fails to inspire me.

17 04 2011
petravanessa

and I say: mom, dad…
brilliant!!!

17 04 2011
mindstormmaster

2:27 EVERYBODY MISSED THAT EPIC JOKE! D:

17 04 2011
ROTCANHOC

@OSVIN zefrank.com/frog/ and remove the frog and it is zefrank official page.

17 04 2011
OrionsChild

Poor Ze Frank…spent so much time in the “stalling” jokes that his talk didn’t really take off ’til halfway in. By the time he really started digging into the meat of his lecture, they had to cut him off. I wish he had spent more time polishing it, he seemed like he hadn’t even really rehearsed. He has some wonderful ideas and his other TED Talks went much more smoothly, this one just wasn’t TED quality :/

17 04 2011
19two20

anyone else think he kind of reminds you of jim carrey? haha

17 04 2011
just0ahk

@jayjjj3 english is my 4th language

and i know u r not from england…cause if u were from england u wont focus on that hehe

17 04 2011
jayjjj3

@just0ahk I’m not either, English is my 3rd language.

17 04 2011
just0ahk

@jayjjj3 yh…iam not from england

17 04 2011
jayjjj3

@just0ahk Remind, not remember.

17 04 2011
ben8228

@OSVIN me to

17 04 2011
OSVIN

WHERE DO I FIND THE FROG!

17 04 2011
just0ahk

i dont know why…but u remember me of jim carrey

17 04 2011
edyken77

@gulllars I think you’re right. I took some mushrooms once, and never before had i felt so organic and connected to nature and everything around me. Then it wore off and I went to bed.

17 04 2011
gulllars

@edyken77 I would say Religion = Mythology concidered truth + dogma. Spirituality is a fairly useless term if you don’t define it, as people read a lot of different things into it. Most commonly it means some sort of profound and moving experience, often with a feeling of grandure. People who believe in supernatural entities attribute part of the experience to a connection with something supernatural. The experiences when recounted often sound similar to (psychotropic) drug induced euforia.

17 04 2011
gulllars

@meb025 I’m sorry if my explaining what I am (or rather how i define myself), and how I try to not be ignorant but open minded and informed comes off as some sort of superiority complex. I generally only feel superior to people who are willfully ignorant, not who lack of knowledge or means.
As my reply was directed at TheRogueHawksClan, I am not accusing you of anything. I was accusing him of stating a fallacy, and in the way he did being ignorant, and possibly trolling.

17 04 2011
SexyRaww

He’s so sexy…I’m sorry, I don’t know why I’ve lately kept looking at men as a peice of meat.

17 04 2011
meb025

@gulllars I guess we’re supposed to be impressed by this. I wish you couldve made ur statement w/o throwing the “superiority” card. Like say, we’re all ignorant in our own way, what exactly are u accusing me of? Even the smartest people have their dumb moments.

17 04 2011
edyken77

@TheRougeHawksClan Religion == Mythology. Spirituality == Self actualization. Just my opinion though, no offenSe.

17 04 2011
gulllars

@TheRougeHawksClan You may be a troll judging by your overgeneralizing and ending, but i don’t care.
I’m an agnostic atheist, rationalist, realist, skeptic, humanitarian, freethinker, and major science+computer geek.
I’m also a wannabe polyglot and polymath. Speaking 5 languages fluent, and a little of 5 more (i have plans to take language courses in a couple of them).
In reply to Atheism = ignorance, it’s a fallacy. Atheism = a-theism, not a theist, no more, no less. You are the ignorant one 😉

17 04 2011
TheRougeHawksClan

@gulllars Atheism = ignorance. No offence. I bet you’re I nice guy. But it’s true=)
*Bring it.

17 04 2011
gulllars

I loved the simple religion games. I’m an atheist, and seeing the way it was made and the response from the audience made me #LOL.

17 04 2011
chilton4100

Great clip. One of my friend on? RentAFriend. com send me this. Really amazing.

17 04 2011
CortneyMinusYou

I live in Monterey.
HOW DID I MISS THIS?
D:

17 04 2011
ersin026

Come on join Vidz 4 Fun at vidz4fun.blogspot.com

17 04 2011
BabeiiGenieaa474

lÖl_ãñýÒñê_wÁNñÄ_chÁt_wÎth_më_í_fËEl_sò_lÕnÈlY_tÔDäÿ…

17 04 2011
srgwarcock

I did a childhood walk in google street view…. it was beautiful

17 04 2011
GardenHeath

@muiebozgorilor go on his website! 😀

17 04 2011
muiebozgorilor

where do i find the song ???

18 04 2011
hyperswivel

I miss The Show so much.

18 04 2011
orgcodemobile

At least I don’t suck at life.

18 04 2011
misfisk

I must have watched this about 10 times by now, and I’m still openly weeping during the last minute of it 😀

18 04 2011
Ryan44567

I’ve watched this video at least ten times and it still gives me chills.

18 04 2011
MrBuckwilliam

Chillout – Zefrank… has my eyes leaking again, it is so beautiful and touching
many thanks 🙂
ROTCANHOC, thank you for that information. i appreciate that 😉

18 04 2011
ROTCANHOC

@MrBuckwilliam it is called “Chillout” – Zefrank

18 04 2011
ROTCANHOC

@MrBuckwilliam the song name is Chillout – Zefrank

18 04 2011
ROTCANHOC

@MrBuckwilliam

18 04 2011
ROTCANHOC

@MrBuckwilliam

18 04 2011
MrBuckwilliam

p.s, where can i find a recording of the you’re okay song?

18 04 2011
MrBuckwilliam

wow, thanks franky, that was great.
hey, we’re okay, we’ll be fine, just breathe 🙂
i forgot. when i was coming back from my trip into the next life, i would often tell my self that all i had to do was just breathe… it’s majickal.
now i gotta get me a rolex 🙂 just kidding

18 04 2011
masterohumans

Ze Frank is my hero.

18 04 2011
nrekk

best TEDtalk of recently

18 04 2011
wanse198644

great to have this video, make me happy

18 04 2011
JD4x417

How are people hacking programs I dont understand.. Look at this video /watch?v=eYO_9ka-I2U

18 04 2011
gnulen

@13andincrediblycut tell me about it too !

18 04 2011
simplewhimsy

I smiled while watching this.

18 04 2011
SirMalker

@13andincrediblycut Masturbation is common among female adolescents.

18 04 2011
13andincrediblycut

@SirMalker About what?

18 04 2011
JD4x417

How are people hacking programs I dont understand.. Look at this video /watch?v=1bXyY0Evx8o

18 04 2011
SirMalker

@13andincrediblycut Yeah, tell me about it. – Seriously, tell me about it.




%d bloggers like this: