Video - Keren Elazari at TEDxTransmedia 2013 - 'Heroes and Anti Heroes of the Information Age'
Keren has been a key member of the Israeli Cyber Security & Hacking scene in the past decade and since 2000, has been employed with leading Israeli security firms and government organizations to cover emerging security technologies.
She teaches at Tel Aviv University and at Singularity University in Palo Alto; her academic research focus on the effects of hacking and cyber warfare on global politics and national security issues.
“We have to be makers and risk-takers today we have jolt us into new ways of seeing and give us the courage to rub against the new. Together we can weave a collaborative vision of the future. Let us create more stories that give people the courage to add to the future with imagination and talent.”— Anna Reeves, #TEDxTransmedia 2013
“Wise people do not avoid pain but embrace pain and show the utility of it in order to be more authentic, to feel more, to love more, to learn more, to BE more.”—Simon Cohen on ‘How to be wise’ at TEDxTransmedia
“To educate your child and to alter your child genetically are structurally analogous procedures. Choosing your procreative partner and choosing a fertilized egg after IVF and PGD are structurally analogous procedures, too. Hence, genetic enhancements do not have to be morally problematic procedures”—Stefan Lorenz Sorgner at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“Before I made my world record dive all my body was like a volcano that wanted to explode, all my muscles were just like a gun ready to shoot. And when I started to dive all the questions disappeared and all I had was an answer.”—Alessandro Rignani Lolli at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“I would argue that there is a certain amount of poetic beauty behind the fact that you can trace where one person has been in order to leave a trail. The unknown behind this persons appearance, and life story, yet being able to step in the places he’s stepped and have a little glimpse at who he is everywhere you go, leaves a game of mystery and doubt that I find stimulating. This is why when I’m in a backstreet full of graffiti, I don’t see abandonment and ill maintenance, I see artistic mystery.”—Graham Martin at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“Imagine having a fashion curator in residence at Google, Yahoo and Twitter, letting their employees and CEOs experience how dressing differently can effect their creativity and productivity.”—Katharina Sand, at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“There’s now a bra that can can detect cancer earlier than a mammogram, there’s fabric that can administer medicine. These things aren’t new any more what would be new is if they could be desirable.”—Katharina Sand @Septieme_Etage, #TEDxTransmedia 2013
“I think we need to update our instinct and go to Instinct 2.0, maybe technology and Quantified Self devices can help us do that by helping us to raise our awareness of activities that are good for us and those that are bad.”—Francesco Mosconi at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“Quantified Self is a movement that proposes to help us understand how our body and mind react and oscillate during the journey of life. It is wearable technology that helps us keep track of aspects of our lives. Sensors are getting smaller and smaller so we can now track things that were unable to track five years ago.”—Francesco Mosconi at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“We are constantly bombarded by information, technology and the media we interact with are constantly pushing information on us. It is like hundreds of bells, constantly ringing and distracting us. Modern technology is often perceived as a limit yet it defines the world we live in. If we learn to harness and use that technology it can enable us to live more mindfully and more happily.”—Francesco Mosconi at TEDxTransmedia
“When you’re making a transmedia fiction you need to work out how realistic is it and what’s the worst thing that could happen if someone buys into your fiction and thinks its a reality?”—Andrea Phillips at TEDxTransmedia 2013
“Technological evolution has been incredible, it has changed our life and the world we live in. Still, everything has been an extension of ourselves: we can see farther, we can move faster, we can be stronger, but it is still, alway ‘we’.
“We might be reaching, and sooner than we realize, a point where the we is affected. When technology is changing us, as much as we have been changing the world.”
“Brain-to-brain communication is a clear example, it is a form of communication we have not been prepared for by the millions of years of evolution, it is a communication without intermediation from our senses.”
“This is still far in time; but, we might be seeing a new human species appearing - a species whose brain is shaped as never before, through interaction with the digital world since it was born.”
What is TEDxTransmedia 2013 'Dangerously Ethical' all about? Here's what Curator Nicoletta Iacobacci has to say...
Wondering what’s happening at TEDxTransmedia 2013 and why? Here’s an insight into the mind of Curator Nicoletta Iacobacci and why now’s the time to get ‘Dangerously Ethical.’
Hi Nic! So, TEDxTransmedia always has a creative theme - DAREtoDARE in the first year for instance. Why have you chosen ‘Dangerously Ethical’ as the theme of the fourth TEDxTransmedia?
Ok, so first: I wanted a catchy title that focuses on ethical values. Second, let me unpack the phrase a bit to help explain it… We study ethics in order to improve our lives: the principal concern is the nature of human well-being, or as Aristotle conceived – eudemonia – a lasting state that embraces all aspects of life. The inclusion of the word ‘dangerously’ focuses attention on the pace and the direction of the current technological (r)evolution and its power to shape humanity.
Phew, we have been working hard to complete the TEDxTransmedia 2013 line up and bring you a new website. It arrived today and means you can now get the full lowdown on all the speakers and register to attend the event in Rome on September 27, 2013. We’re really proud of the plans for extraordinary speakers to respond to the ‘Dangerously Ethical’ theme through the prism of their own expertise in fields like hacking, bioengineering and evolutionary psychology. Please dive into the new site and explore. Hope to see you in Rome!
Pre-registration now OPEN for TEDxTransmedia 2013!
Today we’ve launched a new teaser website for TEDxTransmedia 2013 where you can pre-register for the event in Rome on September 27! Click the picture above to visit the site. Looking forward to seeing you there…
Video - Maurice Wheeler at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'Engaging Kids Online'
Maurice Wheeler is partner at The Little Big Partnership, a specialist consulting firm with a focus on kids and family. Maurice has more than 15 years experience working with clients including Nickelodeon, Disney, Microsoft, Tesco, Universal Music, Procter and Gamble and Lego. He can usually be found reading research papers, preparing presentations, running or playing with his two boys.
At TEDx Transmedia 2012, Maurice talked about how to engage 6-12 year olds online.
Video - Rhianna Pratchett at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'The Future of the Videogames Writer'
Scriptwriter, story designer and ‘narrative paramedic,’ Rhianna Pratchett, is most well-known for being a 14-year veteran of the videogames industry. She went from being a journalist for PC Zone magazine and The Guardian newspaper into games development and has become one of the most respected writers and narrative designers in her field.
She has worked for companies such as Sony, Electronic Arts, SEGA, Codemasters and Square Enix, and her titles include: Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, the entire Overlord series and the new Tomb Raider reboot, due for release in March 2013. Her work in videogames has seen her nominated for a BAFTA and nominated three times for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s ‘Best Videogame Script’ award, which she won in 2008 for Overlord.
Pratchett was named one of the top 100 most influential women in the games industry by EDGE magazine and has also worked in comics, short stories, non-fiction books, film and TV.
At TEDx Transmedia 2012, Rhianna talked about the future of the videogames writer.
Video - Andrew Shea at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'Designing for Social Change'
Andrew Shea is a graphic designer, writer, and educator living in New York City. As a designer, he uses design thinking on a range of projects that involve creating logos and branding systems, web sites, environmental graphics, books and printed matter. Shea’s book, Designing for Social Change, was published by Princeton Architectural Press and features 10 strategies that can improve the effectiveness of community-based projects. He teaches design at Parsons The New School for Design, and frequently visits design programs as a lecturer and critic.
At TEDx Transmedia 2012, Andrew talked about how graphic design can create meaningful behavior change.
Video - Peter Espersen at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'The New Campfires of Community'
Peter Espersen is the Head of Online Communities for The LEGO Group focusing on the 13+ age group. He spearheads online community and social media to engage teen and adult fans of LEGO, and works closely with a wide range of business units across the company.
At TEDx Transmedia, Peter talked about how brands and businesses must adapt to new technologies and forms of communication to continue to engage fans and customers.
Video - Ana Serrano at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'Rethinking The Role Of Creators'
Ana Serrano is Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre and Founder of the CFC Media Lab, the world-renowned and award-winning institute for interactive storytelling created in 1997 at the Canadian Film Centre.
At TEDx Transmedia, Ana focused on rethinking the role of creators in participatory formats.
Video - Rosalía Lloret at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'About Gurus and Media: Can We Still Be Positive?'
Rosalía Lloret is Chief Digital Officer at PRISA News (publisher of El País, AS, Cinco Días and leading magazines such as Cinemania and Rolling Stone) and member of its Executive Board since September 2011. Previously, she was CDO and member of the Board of Unidad Editorial, publisher of El Mundo.
At TEDx Transmedia, Rosalía argued that traditional Big Media organisations still have a fundamental role to play in the new media environment.
Video - Øyvind Olsholt at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'Rethinking Entertainment: Philosophy As Evocative Fun'
Øyvind Olsholt is a Norwegian kids’ philosopher. He has worked in the field of philosophy for children since 1997. In 2000, he co-founded Children and Youth Philosophers (www.buf.no) and has since participated in a number of philosophy projects for kindergartens, schools and museums. He has arranged philosophical summer camps for children and a weekly philosophy club for children.
He is co-author of the books Philosophy in School (1999) and Philosophical Dialogues in Kindergarten (2008).
At TEDx Transmedia, Øyvind argued that philosophical practice could provide a means to ‘rethink entertainment.’
Salvatore Iaconesi's extraordinary TEDx Transmedia talk featured on CNN
The incredible personal story of artist Salvatore Iaconesi using digital and social to fight brain cancer has gained worldwide attention and engaged people globally in a mission to help him find a cure.
This week his talk at TEDx Transmedia 2012 was featured on CNN.com and inspired a lively debate in the comments section which led to a second article where he responded to eight of the significant questions asked about his methods and aims.
Check out the two CNN articles, the first featuring his story in his own words:
Video - Poonacha Machaiah at TEDx Transmedia 2012 - 'Purposeful Technology for Positive Change'
Poonacha Machaiah is the CEO of Qyuki, a social media startup founded by internationally acclaimed film director Shekhar Kapur and music composer AR Rahman.
After a 17-year career in the US, Poonacha returned to India to start ‘ABOVE - A Bunch Of Versatile Entrepreneurs.’ He set up operations in Bangalore, Singapore and Qatar to understand the influence of Indian, Chinese and Islamic cultures and build innovative solutions to address the intrinsic needs of the local markets.
At TEDx Transmedia 2012, Poonacha called for a heightened awareness of our environments, and one another, to build “purposeful technology” for social change.