The Marina Abramovic Institute may still be a long way off, but long durational events have arrived in Hudson. Yesterday, a sold-out crowd filled the auditorium at the Hudson Opera House and listened through six hours of TED Talks. The tag line for TED Talks is "Ideas Worth Spreading," and there were many such ideas expressed. Gossips will not, as Katie Kocijanski did in today's Register-Star, try to summarize any of yesterday's TED Talks. (You had to have been there.) Instead I will share what struck me as the most compelling statement of the day, made by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Photo Credit: Jack Berner
Speaking of the Koch brothers and their ilk, Kennedy said, "They treat the planet as if it were a business in liquidation."
Congratulations and gratitude to all the organizers, participants, and sponsors of yesterday's inaugural TEDxHudson event. COPYRIGHT 2014 CAROLE OSTERINK