David Graeber is an anthropologist and sometime activist currently teaching at Goldsmiths, University of London. He did his original fieldwork in Madagascar, and has written on the nature of value, direct action, money, manners, debt, fetishism, consumption, revolution, and democracy. He has also been occasionally known to occupy things.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)