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 


When I was coming back to the surface I had a lot of adrenalin and in that moment I had my answer to that question - WIN or compete?” - World Record-breaking 88m Free Diver Alessandro Rignani Lolli #TEDxTransmedia 2013

When I was coming back to the surface I had a lot of adrenalin and in that moment I had my answer to that question - WIN or compete?” - World Record-breaking 88m Free Diver Alessandro Rignani Lolli #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


“When you go down deep into the blue you make a dive inside yourself and you can meet all your fears and all your limits.” Alessandro Rignani Lolli at TEDxTransmedia 2013

“When you go down deep into the blue you make a dive inside yourself and you can meet all your fears and all your limits.” Alessandro Rignani Lolli at TEDxTransmedia 2013


“Win or compete? In that not simple answer to that question you’ll know exactly who you really are. It’s not a simple answer”  - Alessandro Rignani Lolli #TEDxTransmedia 2013

“Win or compete? In that not simple answer to that question you’ll know exactly who you really are. It’s not a simple answer”  - Alessandro Rignani Lolli #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 


"Me and my brother had a dreamy idea of what graffiti was. There was a specific wall next to my brothers school, that was something like 50 meters by 10, that was covered in layers and layers of graffiti. Some of the most beautiful graffiti was there. Illustrations of animals and human figures, layered with extremely technical graffiti. This was a beautiful wall filled with colour, emotions and decades of history. Every time I went by that wall, it made me dream because I knew I could never see every single piece and detail of it. It was a complex piece that permanently evolved and therefore permanently fascinated me." - Graham Martin at TEDxTransmedia 2013

"Me and my brother had a dreamy idea of what graffiti was. There was a specific wall next to my brothers school, that was something like 50 meters by 10, that was covered in layers and layers of graffiti. Some of the most beautiful graffiti was there. Illustrations of animals and human figures, layered with extremely technical graffiti. This was a beautiful wall filled with colour, emotions and decades of history. Every time I went by that wall, it made me dream because I knew I could never see every single piece and detail of it. It was a complex piece that permanently evolved and therefore permanently fascinated me." - 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