My TED talk is on how new elements are discovered, specifically by using particle accelerators.
WARNING: THE TEXT BELOW MAY CONTAIN EXAMPLES OF ME THINKING I DID A MUCH WORSE JOB THAN I ACTUALLY DID.
My laptop was unfortunately unable to project slides onto my home TV, so I voiced over the slides instead. This means I couldn’t really record myself standing and talking while still having slides.
In retrospect, I could have filmed myself standing and talking and edited the slides in, but by the time I thought of that, I’d already finished editing. I was also feeling too burnt out to do anything productive, and only had about an hour to spare for polishing the video and creating this post.
Throughout pretty much the entire talk, I sound really weird – almost as if I have a cold.
Finally, the only free editing software that actually worked (the 3rd one I tried) leaves a watermark in the middle of the video, which really sucks.
It’s really bad, and to be honest, it doesn’t even sound like a TED talk, but I hope you enjoy it anyway, if only for the laughter at how awkward I sound.