Following is the TEDxTransmedia program:


This year’s program will exploit, disrupt, investigate and reconsider Beauty. Every aspect of Beauty.

We will immerse in beauty in order to aknowledge Technology’s “soul”.

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Beauty as an expression of evolutionary fitness; David Orban defines it Social Evolution.

Beauty as in the creation of robots with ethical values, the current research of Nikolas Mavridis.

Be amazed and appreciative of Beauty in a new and more profound way, as Anthony Rose will share with us.

Shift to being a techno-optimist rather than being fearful of exponentially growing technologies, as Zoltan Istvan will illustrate. 

Dare collisions between physics and art, main occupation of Ariane Koek, and enjoy the innovative funfairs and the new researches by Nicholas Nova.

Marco Lombardo will demonstrate how“beautiful” and  beneficial the collaboration between robots and autistic kids can be, and  Sabine Seymour will introduce the latest innovations in wearable technologies.

We will see the Beauty of coding with Mario von Rickenbachwe will ponder on slow techwith Jean-Yves Le Moine, and we will experience the Beauty of architecture across scales with Kawamura-Ganjavian.

Then a few short talks (Power 300 seconds), some music and a really remarkable and unexpected guest speaker!

It promises to be an amazing, incredible event. We will peek into the future, we will laugh, be concerned, be astonished, sometimes a little shocked, but overall we will learn how to embark on a journey to demistify the fear we all (more or less) have for this future; crafted and almost totally governed by the exponentially growing society.

We’ve got the program online and it’s a can’t miss opportunity. Check it out now!

Don’t miss it! It’s a once in a lifetime event!


Federico Pistono at TEDxTransmedia 2013 - ‘How to be wise’

Federico Pistono is an internationally known author, a social entrepreneur, a scientific educator, a lecturer, and aspiring filmmaker. He has written on science, technology, Internet communities, artificial intelligence, and climate change. Federico’s book “Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy” is a bestseller worldwide. He’s a graduate from Singularity University, and lately he founded Esplori, whose goal is to provide an inclusive, global learning environment, where anyone can learn anything, anywhere, without physical or language barriers.

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Katharina Sand at TEDxTransmedia 2013 - ‘Fashionably Disruptive’

Katharina grew up in Italy, Germany, Kenya, and Switzerland. After graduating from London’s Goldsmith’s College, she covered the New York fashion scene as a correspondent for over 5 years.
In the year 2000 she opened the boutique Septieme Etage to bring designers to the place she felt needed it most: the decidedly un-froufrou calvinist Geneva, home of international organizations, financial institutions, and the Swiss private schools forming the next generations of leaders.She is currently working on a book and a digital project for retail disruption. Her closet includes a dress that — unzipped — represents the silhouette of E.T.

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Simon Cohen at TEDxTransmedia 2013 - ‘How to be wise’

In this talk, Simon challenges us to drop conventional ideas about wisdom, ditch the old bearded professors, the tweed, and even the books, and invites us on a personal journey of self-discovery.

Simon Cohen is a social commentator, national broadcaster and media ethics champion. He pioneered Personal Relations (humanising, ethical PR), Inspirational Marketing and Symbiotic Communications, and spread positive social stories to hundreds of millions of people.


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


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


“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


"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