Archive for Ideas

Photos from the Rapid Arts Salon

We just got the photos back from the Rapid Arts Salon (from September 17) and they are so fun! Check them out on Flickr.

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Idea Week

What’s in an Idea? A lot, if you ask us. Dallas is flush with interesting ideas right now, and Idea Week is a way to highlight the array of projects, programs and initiatives related to spreading and sharing good ideas taking place all across the city. It’s “ideas a la carte.” Come to one; come [...]

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Change

This week, we were lucky to host a simulcast of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s TEDxChange. The New York-based conference coincided with the gathering of the UN to review the Millennium Development Goals. The eight MDGs were established in 2000 as a way to move towards eliminating global poverty, and are: 1. End Poverty [...]

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Robert Freling – Electricity & the UN Millennium Development Goals – TEDxSMU’s Live Cast of TEDxChange

Solar Electric Light Fund Executive Director Bob Freling spoke at TEDxSMU’s live cast of TEDxChange about how electricity is crucial to achieving the UN Millenium Development Goals.

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RapidArtNews-Pegasus

Great story from Pegasus News about the Rapid Arts Salon on Sept. 14.

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TEDxSMU Rapid Arts Salon

On Sept. 14, TEDxSMU partnered with the 12 artists from the SculptCAD Rapid Arts program for the opening of the art exhibit by the same name. The idea came from SculptCAD founder and artist Nancy Hairston, whose work in Rapid Prototyping (the industry term for 3-D printing) prompted her to think about ways to engage artists in this new technology. Nine months in the making, this art exhibit is the result of her idea.

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D Magazine Update on Rapid Art Project

One of last year’s most celebrated events had to have been Southern Methodist University’s first collaboration with TED, a conference non-profit founded in 1984 to bring together people from three fields: technology, entertainment, and design. The fall symposium was only the beginning of a new brain trust that has been kicking around town: TEDxSMU. That organization has been forging contacts between local creative classers, holding events, and basically allowing their tech-inspired approach all things thinking to begin to infiltrate the local culturati. Case in point, on September 14, TEDxSMU will open an exhibit for their Rapid Artists program. Twelve Dallas artists from various mediums have learned to sculpt on CAD programs, computer software that allows for objects to be created digitally and then rendered into 3D objects.

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What Will Change Everything? 2009

TEDxSMU 2009 attendees answer the question: “what will change everything?”

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