TEDxCERN is an TED event that is organised and curated by the lovely folk at CERN, and when I was asked if I wanted to be involved, of course, I immediately said yes. I don't think they quite knew what they were letting themselves in for when they said I could talk about ANYTHING, as this next picture will attest.
Yes, that is me, on stage, doing a TED Talk on top of the CMS experiment at Large Hadron Collider, taking an assembled audience of academics and scientists, through the finer points of Cat Bearding.
I don't want to give you too may spoilers, as the official video will be out in about an month, and you'll be able to see for yourself exactly what I did, but I will say this: it was quite different from the other eleven speakers.
I was totally blown away by the other speakers, and it was an honour to be a part of such an incredible line-up, amongst such innovators in their fields. In particular, the other artists, Imogen Heap and Jeff Frost, were inspiring not only in their talks, but just to hang out with. I've come away bursting with ideas, from discussions over dinner, in the green room, and on the last night, Jäger Bombs. (All the best ideas come from nights out with Jäger Bombs.)
It was a wonderful week. I mean, I got a white grand piano brought into CERN for me. That sort of thing doesn't happen every day.