I love TED. Every time I visit the site there is a new video added that really makes you think, helps you to reassess your perspective and attitude on life, and they’re just really entertaining.
I’ll probably be highlighting other TED talks in other NFNE posts just because they’re good enough to share with everyone else. This particular talk came from Tod Machover of MIT’s Media Lab and composer Dan Ellsey. Tod helps people who aren’t inherently capable of playing music or humming a tune compose and perform music. Dan is one of those incapable people, having cerebral palsy. After never touching an instrument or even dreaming about composing, the folks at MIT including Tod dreamed up Hyperscore, a scoring and notation program using a MIDI-esque input style with colors. After bringing this technology to the hospital where Dan resides outside of Boston, they saw recovery and rehabilitation on the rise.