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Inspiration: Dean Kamen @ TED: The Emotion Behind Invention

This talk is a vivid reminder of how important it is to lead a life of passion and search for meaning beyond the mere financial rewards of one’s work. Dean Kamen is an inventor and entrepreneur. Most widely known for his invention of the Segway, Dean’s most important inventions provide mobility for the disabled and clean water in countries lacking adequate facilities. These inventions make the world a better place and improve the lives of those who use Dean’s inventions.

I hope you enjoy this talk on the emotion behind invention.

If you subscribe to the Sundance channel, keep an eye out for Dean Kamen and Isabella Rossellini on Iconoclasts. Here’s a brief preview.


2 comments for “Inspiration: Dean Kamen @ TED: The Emotion Behind Invention”

  1. Jay,
    I read your article in the DP buyer’s guide. I am looking for a new camera. I need a good, all purpose camera that will take really good pics. I am trying to find out more about the 4:3 cameras. Not many people know much about them. I need to display my pics on a big screen for my church to see as well as other applications. Do you think the E-620 would be a good camera to take on a mission trip to Africa and India? Would it do the job for me? Thanks, Jay! Mickey

    Posted by Mickey | April 26, 2010, 2:45 pm
  2. Mickey,
    Thanks for your comment. I’ve been using all the Olympus cameras for several years and have been very pleased. I say this both as an Olympus sponsored photographer and someone who has retouched and prepared for print files from all the most common cameras.

    Personally, I would suggest the E-30 or E-3 over the 620 for a trip to India and Africa. The 620 is an excellent camera and is very compact in size, but the E-30 and E-3 are a little more rugged and should better withstand the elements and being knocked around during travel.

    If you can afford it, the 12-60 mm lens is the perfect lens for travel photography. My co-author, Jay Dickman, feels this is the best lens Olympus has ever made. It’s compact, fast and really sharp.

    I’ve printed photos from the E-3 at 30×40-inches and have been very impressed by the quality at that size. I don’t think you’d have any problems projecting the images at a large size or making full-sized prints.

    I hope this is helpful!


    Posted by Jay Kinghorn | April 26, 2010, 10:55 pm

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