Archive for October, 2010

Bill Lively at TEDxSMU 2010

Through the winter of 2011, Bill Lively was President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee. From 2000 through 2008 Bill Lively served as the founding President and CEO of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. During his tenure as President and CEO, the Center raised more than $334 million [...]

Read more

Session #2 Link Roundup

Roger Black: New York Times on Roger Black’s Texas ranch Jim LeDuc: Galveston National Laboratory website Bill Lively: Super Bowl XLV Host Committee North Texas website Anne Pasternak: Creative Time website Nathan Huntoon: SMU SkunkWorks Program Website – John Keehler

Read more

Live Blogging at TEDxSMU, afternoon session

2:29PM: John Prince-Ramus with his second act, explaining the insane modulation of the Wyly. This building is alive with inner workings that move stages and seats with ease. 2:25PM: Bill Lively and Josh Prince-Ramus lead us in our own rendition of Happy Birthday. 600 people in the Wyly, on their feet, singing Happy Birthday to [...]

Read more

Yoga for Baal Dan

You may have noticed in the lobby of the Wyly, as well as several other locations throughout the day at TEDxSMU, Lisa Jaya Walters is doing yoga for Baal Dan. More specifically, she’s attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Record for continuous yoga practice. She’s doing this in support of Baal Dan, a [...]

Read more

Stephen Mills – Light: The Holocaust & Humanity Project – TEDxSMU 2010

Under the artistic leadership of Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin has emerged as one of the nation’s premiere dance organizations, recognized by the Washington Post in 2004 as “one of the nation’s best‑kept secrets.” Stephen attracted national media attention with his production of Hamlet in 2000 and led Ballet Austin to perform at The John F. [...]

Read more

Baba Brinkman Gives a Rap Guide to Evolution – TEDxSMU 2010

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian actor and rap artist and former tree‑planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. Baba has received international acclaim for his rap comedy theatre shows, which cover topics as diverse as evolutionary psychology, the Canterbury Tales, democracy, and civil disobedience. Last year he won the Scotsman Fringe First [...]

Read more

Soaking up TEDxSMU Kids Yesterday?

@John Grindley here.http://twitter.com/johngrindley What did you want to be when you grew up? That was the question that was posed to every adult at TEDxSMU this morning. I was fortunate enough yesterday to really understand this question as I had the opportunity to experience TEDxSMU Kids and answer the question first hand. http://www.tedxsmu.org/past-talks/tedxkids-slide-show-from-2009/ I experienced [...]

Read more

Frans Lanting at TEDxSMU 2010

Frans Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and our relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica. He portrays wild creatures as ambassadors for [...]

Read more

Session #1 Link Roundup

If you’re interested to learn more about some of the organizations and efforts our speakers are involved in, we’ll be posting links here for each of the speakers. Here are links for speakers from the first session: Frans Lanting: Official website for Frans Lanting photography Life – A Journey Through Time Baba Brinkman: Official website [...]

Read more

Live Blogging at TEDxSMU

1:56PM: Roger Black 1:51PM: Technology demo! A remote controlled car with a military application. Remote operation will allow UAV control from a local vantage point. 1:49PM “An outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere.” Key vigilance that stops more diseases than the general public even know. 1:49PM: Precautions at the CDC designed to eliminate risk, tackle [...]

Read more