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"Dead" is "dead": Euphemism and the power of words | Phyllis Sommer | TEDxACU

Phyllis Sommer shares how her son Sam’s illness and death have caused her to rethink the way she speaks, drawing from her own experience in learning that the word "dead" takes on a different meaning when applied to an uncharged cell phone or one’s deceased brother who will never return. Phyllis regularly blogs (and tweets!) about the ins-and-outs of her life as rabbi, wife, and mother of four, leading the Huffington Post to name her as one of their “Influential Jewish Twitter Users” of 2011. But most recently, she has chronicled her family’s experiences in the aftermath of the cancer diagnosis, treatment, and death of her son, Sam. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Reviewer: Hélène VERNET , Grade: 5.5 )

Design as a mental model | Clarissa Biolchini | TEDxLaçador

The digital revolution we are going through affects several aspects of our lives. In the complex world we live in, the mental model of the 20th century, based on the Cartesian and linear logic, is no longer enough. Clarissa presents the design mental model and shows why it allows us a new attitude before this complex scenario. "Creativity gets us out of our places; it is the engine of innovation." A designer from Rio de Janeiro who believes in social transformation through Design. Specialist in innovation and facilitation processes with the Design Thinking and the Services Design approaches. Over 20 years of professional activity, Clarissa worked during 10 years in Europe and Asia, dedicated to local projects for the most varied cultures and religions. She believes in the free multidisciplinary view to solve social and urban problems. She is co-founder of Laje, an innovation hub, and a teacher at PUC-Rio and at FGV. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Reviewer: Cláudia Sander , Approver: Leonardo Silva )

The challenges of an interplanetary architect | Xavier De Kestelier | TEDxLeuven

The stars have always spoken to our imagination. The Moon and Mars are just two of the destinations that make many of us look up and dream. Some even want to move there permanently... In this fascinating talk, Xavier De Kestelier - a lunar and Mars base architect - explores how we can build structures that can withstand the extreme conditions of other planets and can still provide a home to our astronauts. Xavier De Kestelier, architect and visiting Professor at Ghent University and Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University is joint head of Foster+ Partners’ Specialist Modelling Group (SMG), the architecture practice’s multi-disciplinary research and development group. His team has been exploring the possibilities of large scale 3D printing to construct lunar habitations. Addressing the challenges of transporting materials to the moon, he studies the use of lunar soil, known as regolith, as building matter. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Grade: 6.2 )

A square meter of soul | Kristel Vereecken | TEDxGhent

A lawyer In a previous life, but now an avid solo traveler, entrepreneur and Ghent-Authentic tour guide, Kristel Vereecken has a knack for appreciating and understanding inspiring places. In her talk she reveals the power that lies within these places, explores how we can benefit from them and what to do in order to pass them on to future generations. Kristel is the founder and owner of Ghent-Authentic, a private tour company in Ghent/Belgium, taking tour guiding to a more personal level. Until recently she was engaged by the European Commission as a "European Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador,’" and she won the Ghent start-up award in 2012. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Transcriber: Tanya Cushman , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 7.9 )

Sometimes you have to quit to win | Jazmin Sawyers | TEDxYouth@Brum

Is quitting succinct with failure? Jazmin Sawyers breaks down when this is not the case. Jazmin is a 23-year-old professional long jumper from Stoke-on-Trent. A Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympic finalist, she is no stranger to high-pressure situations but is passionate about life both outside and inside of the world of athletics. A law graduate and member of Team Will.I.Am in the 2016 season of The Voice, her interests span across various fields, but all point towards her passion for getting the most out of life that you possibly can. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Transcriber: ines azabou , Reviewer: Queenie Lee , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.0 )

The ecology of listening | Paul Oomen | TEDxDanubia

With his amazing performance Paul Oomen had the entire audience of TEDxDanubia in awe with their eyes shut all through his talk, showing us that we do experience sounds with the whole of our bodies. !!! PUT ON HEADPHONES FOR AN OPTIMAL LISTENING EXPERIENCE!!! Composer, curator and technologist Paul Oomen is best known for his wizardry of combining technology, theatre and sound in four dimensions, creating a special musical language of his own. He holds a BA and an MA with Honors in Music Composition from the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Universität der Künste Berlin. With his company 4DSOUND he has produced over seventy spatial sound productions up to date, working with numerous internationally acclaimed artists at international festivals. In 2015 he founded the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, a global center for R&D in spatial sound and immersive sonic environments. He practices a philosophy of sound and occasionally publishes lectures and writings in this field. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Transcriber: Andrea Vida , Reviewer: Tímea Hegyessy , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.3 )

We have the media that we merit |Yann Guégan| TEDxClermont

Since 2016, Yann has been interested in fake information that circulate on the Web and social media. He investigated into which media sites relays them without further verification, and especially which one rectifies the site retrospectively after having recognized the error. Yann demonstrates that by being demanding with journalists, we can help them do their job better and contribute to a more truthful information. Yann Guégan is a news designer. He guides the media in developing their digital projects by modernizing their web sites, helping them win over social networks or by producing interactive content. Former chief editor of Rue89, he first worked as a press journalist before turning more and more towards the web, and creating his own website "Dans mon Labo" where he publishes his experiences. Yann tries to develop his technical skills to the maximum benefit of all digital possibilities. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-08 , Translator: Suzanne Trueman , Reviewer: Roxana Sanchez , Approver: Helene Vernet )

Environmentally conscious businesses | Evan Heritage & Julia Xiong | TEDxMaumeeValleyCountryDaySchool

It is no secret that most of the products we consume are produced unsustainably. What are the underlying mechanics of the world economy that causes this? Why does this need to change? Evan Heritage is an aspiring engineer, an avid golfer, and an okay singer. With the little free time he can find as a Maumee Valley Country Day School Freshman he plays golf and plays nerdy games like Dungeons and Dragons. He hopes to someday work as an architect in japan, but if MIT would let him attend their school he could die happy. Julia Xiong is a freshman at Maumee Valley Country Day School and, as of today, wants to one day be a plastic surgeon. Julia has been a zealous violinist for eight years and still isn't sure how she feels about school. As a California native, she hopes to return to her homeland and attend Stanford University in the future. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-07 , Transcriber: ines azabou , Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 7.7 )

Volunteers as change agents | Rachel Mason, M.S., M.A. | TEDxTemecula

Be a change agent by being selfish. What causes change must come from within first. We cannot wait for others to make these changes; changes we want for ourselves and our world must begin from within ourselves. Stop being so selfless and start feeding your own soul by engaging in your passion; be selfish and give. Rachel Mason has a long history in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, and her passion for service to others is engaging. She encourages others to think differently about the impact that volunteer service and philanthropy can have on our worlds. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-07 , Transcriber: Rhonda Jacobs , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 6.0 )

How we can beat the burnout society | Ernst-Jan Pfauth | TEDxMaastricht

Ernst-Jan Pfauth shares a practical, powerful and visual presentation of how to be happy and healthy in our society, despite the pressure to be an overachiever. Pfauth is the co-founder and publisher of De Correspondent, a Dutch journalism platform which raised 1.7 million dollars in a world-record breaking crowdfunding campaign allowing it to launch in 2013. Pfauth also has a love of art and culture and hosts talk shows for Frans Hals Museum and The Dutch National Opera and Ballet. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-07 , Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Poecksteiner , Approver: Leonardo Silva , Grade: 6.3 )

Mechatronics: Perception Can Be Misleading | Diego Andreis | TEDxMilano

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx An engineer, entrepreneur, and a passionate experimenter of innovation frameworks, Diego Andreis loves connecting people, ideas, and new technologies. He is the founder of F-Lab, a new model for the knowledge firm, and Ambassador of Mechatronic, where mechanic and digital come together as a new paradigm for the future of labor and of the industry. In this talks, Diego makes a strong case for relabeling his own business field, from "metal-mechanics" to "mechatronics" and the national strategic importance to make it attractive again for young generations.
( 2018-01-07 , Translator: Michele Gianella , Reviewer: Silvia Fornasiero , Approver: Muriel de Meo )

How your circadian rhythm tunes your health | Satchin Panda | TEDxYouth@SanDiego

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx Learn how your biological clock, or circadian rhythm, tunes physiology, metabolism and brain function. Dr. Satchin Panda's research shows how thousands of genes in every cell turn on and off at specific times of the day. This gene orchestra dictates the optimum times for everything from athletic performance and shaving to taking medicine and cramming for an exam. Satchin Panda, PhD, is a scientist and researcher at the Salk Institute in San Diego, California. TEDxYouth@SanDiego is an independently organized TEDx event designed by youth, for youth, to bring the power of big ideas to the youth of San Diego -- and the world. www.TEDxYouthSanDiego.com
( 2018-01-07 , Transcriber: Rhonda Jacobs , Reviewer: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 7.8 )

Emotional Intelligence vs. Intellectual Intelligence | Vladyslav Kachur | TEDxIvanaFrankaStED

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." This is what Aristotle suggested in his time, and this idea has inspired generations of teachers after him, including Vladyslav Kachur. Here, Vladyslav demonstrates to us that we learn not only by our intellect but also by our emotions and elaborates on his holistic approach of teaching English to teenagers. Vladyslav Kachur, English and German language teacher at gymnasium #6 of Vinnytsia City Council, has been studying humanistic approaches to teaching English since his time at Vinnytsia State Teacher Training University. He is interested in educational innovations as the means for the humanization of educational process. He was among the top-5 finalists at "Global Teacher Prize Ukraine 2017", the laureate at the national final stage in All-Ukrainian Contest "Teacher of the Year 2016" (among English teachers) and "Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert" in 2015. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-07 , Transcriber: Daniel Moore , Reviewer: Hélène VERNET , Grade: 6.0 )

How mindfulness can help you to live in the present | Rev. Takafumi Kawakami | TEDxKyoto

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami, Deputy Head Priest at Kyoto’s Shunkoin Temple, embraces the skill of mindfulness as the center of Zen Buddhism and meditation, inspiring us all to slow our frantic lives to stay true to the present. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-06 , Transcriber: Zsófia Herczeg , Reviewer: Riaki Poništ , Grade: 6.8 )

Create your own fold and you will connect with your Porpoise in Life | Peggy Oki | TEDxQueenstown

With an appreciation of flow and motion, Peggy's life has always been driven by passion. From surfing and skateboarding to the intimate appreciation of what she calls the Cetacean Nation. Discovering the transformative force of participatory artwork through her Origami Whales project was the first step to realizing that passion could be harnessed, amplified and ultimately inspire for a deeper purpose. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-06 , Transcriber: Phuong Cao , Reviewer: Queenie Lee , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 7.7 )

How do you say "Give Back" in Italian? | Diego Piacentini | TEDxMilano

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx In August 2016, Diego Piacentini takes up a new challenge: taking a leave from Amazon.com and working pro-bono for the Italian government for two years, in order to foster the digitalization of Italy's Public Administration. How's it going, after a year and a half? What does it mean to "Give back", in a country like Italy ?
( 2018-01-06 , Translator: Michele Gianella , Reviewer: Muriel de Meo )

What quantum computing isn't | Scott Aaronson | TEDxDresden

Quantum computing, a subject as fascinating as it is intriguing. To many also an incomprehensible one. Do you know what a computer is? And what it isn't? In his fascinating and entertaining talk, Scott Aaronson elucidates the potential and the limits of quantum computing. In a sober fashion, he gives an overview of the state of research, telling us not only what we could expect from quantum computers in the future, but also what we probably shouldn't. Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, USA, and director of its Quantum Information Center. He is well-known for his “complexity zoo,” which helps to classify problems that can be solved by computers, both quantum and classical, according to how hard it is to solve them. Scott is an accomplished academic researcher who published dozens of influential papers and won various notable awards, like the Alan T. Waterman Award in 2012. Before his current position at UT Austin, he taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nine years. In 2004, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and held positions at the University of Waterloo and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Furthermore, Scott is well-known for his ability to explain complex topics in quantum computing to a general audience. He writes a popular blog, “Shtetl-Optimized,” has composed several famous essays, co-authored webcomics, and published a book “Quantum Computing since Democritus.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-06 , Transcriber: Christoph Sträter , Reviewer: Claire Ghyselen , Approver: Peter Van de Ven , Grade: 8.7 )

Light up Gallaudet | Benjamin Bahan | TEDxGallaudet

Bahan is part of the Motion Lab - a space where creative literature meets experimental media to create new knowledge. This project was done with members of the Motion Lab and students in his DST 735 Visual Studies course. Benjamin J. Bahan is a professor of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. He is known for his works in American Sign Language literature as a storyteller and writer covering Deaf Cultural Studies. He is known for his works "The Ball Story" and "Birds of a Different Feather," and the book "A Journey into the Deaf-World (1996) with Robert J. Hoffmeister and Harlan Lane. Bahan also co-wrote and co-directed the film Audism Unveiled (2008) with his colleague Dirksen Bauman. After graduating from the New Jersey School for the Deaf, Bahan attended Gallaudet University and received bachelor's degree in Biology in 1978. Afterwards, he worked at The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, where he researched American Sign Language linguistics and acquisition. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
( 2018-01-05 , Transcriber: Rhonda Jacobs , Reviewer: Leonardo Silva , Grade: 6.8 )

Kevin Njabo: How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain

How can Africans find solutions to Africa's problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return -- and why he's now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. "I'm not coming back alone. I'm bringing with me Western scientists, entrepreneurs and students," Njabo says. "When that happens, Africa will be on the way to solving Africa's problems."
( 2018-01-05 , Grade: 14.1 )

Soyapi Mumba: Medical tech designed to meet Africa's needs

In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malawi, TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team created a new system from scratch -- from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, hopeful talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments.
( 2018-01-05 , Grade: 11.2 )