It’s Not Easy Seeing Green: The Complexities of Color Blindness | Bryan Kett | TEDxPasadena İndir

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  • 22 Eki 2018

  • Storyteller, scientist and humorist, Bryan Kett, shares a witty poignant tale on the science of color blindness and how the reconciliation of seeing things differently can be a catalyst for acceptance. By exploring the genetics, social implications, philosophical elements, and technological advancements surrounding color blindness, Bryan digs into the larger idea of how perspective is relative. After all, since we cannot see through each other’s eyes, who is to say what defines green...or red...or blue? Bryan Kett is a writer and storyteller from the Midwest who now lives in Los Angeles. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in biology and education, he spent his first few years out of college teaching high school science in Chicago. On a whim, after his first year teaching, he began taking writing classes at Chicago’s famed Second City. There, he fell in love with the craft of writing, and went on to earn his Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University. Still a scientist at heart, Bryan loves weaving personal narrative and scientific explanation to create illuminating, entertaining stories for the screen and stage. In his free time, Bryan loves fishing, despite the fact that he hasn’t caught a fish in years. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at​


  • Sir Sethimiticus
    Sir Sethimiticus 1 yıl önce

    I'm protan colorblind, when he was going on about the question he gets asks the most I started laughing know it was gonna be "whAt cOlor Is ThiS

  • Jin Yuugo
    Jin Yuugo 1 yıl önce

    I get that too all the time when other people find out I'm colour blind. "What colour is this?"

  • Geri Gorowski
    Geri Gorowski 2 yıl önce

    Are TED talks supposed to be adorable? Because THAT was adorable! AND interesting! His timing is impeccable. Learning while also being entertained is the best thing ever! Please do more talks! TED or otherwise....

  • mintyglitches
    mintyglitches 1 yıl önce

    my moms boyfriend is colorblind and works in website design and building etc. he does a lot of work with color and its always really interesting because he has an understanding of color based on the color spectrum in the programs he uses. Looking at his work, you'd never know he was colorblind, but then he looks at the wifi router and has to get one of us to help because he cant tell if the light is flashing red or green

  • Jessica
    Jessica 2 yıl önce

    I mean...come on! So good. The writing is exceptional

  • Jay Nelson
    Jay Nelson 2 yıl önce

    I thought Ted talks were supposed to be given on a red carpet pad? Kinda cool they did a green one for you.

  • Moses Storm
    Moses Storm 2 yıl önce

    This was great!

  • Twisted Logic
    Twisted Logic 2 ay önce

    I asked my brother that question when I was little, not realizing that I, too, was colorblind. Now I get asked the question as karmic retribution.

  • Gary Buchler
    Gary Buchler 2 yıl önce

    Amazing pants!

  • No papa Jones
    No papa Jones 2 ay önce

    omg. i remember i had a friend in middle school who was color blind. when she told me i asked “what color is my shirt” and she said green. it wasn’t green. but now i know to not to ask that question 😅

    KANIKA DAWALIA 3 hafta önce

    hilarious ! xD

  • bioteach36
    bioteach36 2 yıl önce

    So funny, poignant, and interesting!

  • Commander Mark
    Commander Mark 2 ay önce

    Try being a colorblind art teacher. That one always blows their minds.

  • Stuart Jacobson
    Stuart Jacobson 2 yıl önce

    Smart and entertaining.  This guy is very sensitive and has a dry sense of humor.  Bravo!

  • Lore keeper XVII
    Lore keeper XVII 1 yıl önce

    from what i remember when i took my test, enchroma said that strong protans have a 50 50 chance at the glasses working. i was in the lucky half i guess. and i know he doesnt care, but i cant help feel bad for him, because now my unique perspective is an immense appreciation for something many take for-granted every day. i guess i just wish everyone could have that chance.

  • Crazy Koala UwU
    Crazy Koala UwU 2 ay önce

    me with strong deuteranomaly colorblindness dying when he says wHaT cOlor iS ThIs

  • Judith Tyler she, her, hers

    Great science! and very entertaining.

  • Caroline crow
    Caroline crow 1 yıl önce

    This was brilliant. I shared it with my seventh grade honor students. We are reading The Giver- where the community is color blind due to sameness. This was so awesome- all three of my blocks (classes) clapped at the end. Thank you so much for your clever analogies! Your bold and stylish humor was enjoyed by all!

  • Beau Richards
    Beau Richards 1 yıl önce

    That it literally the worst single question EVER!!!!!!!!!!! I can relate soooooooooo much

  • Johnel Gonzalez
    Johnel Gonzalez 2 yıl önce

    So, identified. That's why I went with my friends to buy a new car. 🤔😂