They say that attending a TED convention will change your life; I can attest to that.
I was in Edinburgh, Scotland for TED Global in June 2013. It was such an amazing inspirational week. I spoke about my online series Wild Sex, and the talk has received a great response online. 1.6 million views so far!
Group sex, prostitution, masturbation -— every sexy thing we humans do, says Carin Bondar, animals do too. They do a whole lot more we, thank goodness, can’t (see topic: chastity belts). Bondar, a biologist, hosts the truly astonishing Wild Sex video series on earthtouch.tv. Over two seasons she’s been using science and uber-watchable storytelling to tell surprising tales of animal mating. As she says: “We hit topics hard, and not just for the quirk factor, but because there is a lot of cool science behind so many strange mating rituals.”
For contrast, her first book, The Nature of Human Nature, examines the unique behaviors of the human species in the context of Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest. Bondar is also the host and producer of SciAm Cinema, a monthly series of the best stories from the Scientific American blog network. She co-hosts (with Phil Plait) on TwiST, a weekly series about science and tech on the Science Alert YouTube channel. In addition, Bondar is a TV host for Discovery International and National Geographic Wild.
“I am more than impressed with the accuracy, indecency, intelligence and humor with which Carin and her team have tackled these, uh, stickytopics. They make no apologies for the straightforward style — this is a show that gets down and dirty with nature’s deviants.” — Christie Wilcox, Scientific American