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TEDxKids@SMU Auditions 2013

TEDxKids @SMU is back for it’s 5th year at the Dallas City Performance Hall on October 18th! Planning is well underway and now we are looking for a young person to delight us with a short talk or performance! Boys and girls ages 10 to 18 are welcome to submit a video that is no [...]

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TEDxSMU 2012 Program

Here’s a PDF version of the program for this year’s TEDxSMU conference.  If you don’t have a ticket for the live conference next Saturday, be sure to tune in online and watch the livestream right here on our website! TEDxSMU Program

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TEDxSMU Wednesday 8.29.2012

This week we watched Jane McGonigal’s talk: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life.html Books related to the talk: What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by [...]

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TEDxSMU Wednesday 8.22.2012

This week we watched David MacKay’s talk A Reality Check on Renewables: How much land mass would renewables need to power a nation like the UK? An entire country’s worth. In this pragmatic talk, David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue [...]

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TEDxSMU Fall 2012 Update

It’s hard to believe it’s already back-to-school time. We’ve had a great summer planning our fall events in the TEDxSMU offices, and we’re eager to kick things off…which we do tomorrow with our first TEDxSMU Wednesday for the fall semester. Check out what’s happening around TEDxSMU. TEDxSMU Wednesdays Have a free Wednesday lunch hour? Join [...]

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Shane Pennington – Transcendence (2011 Art Installation)

Shane Pennington’s Transcendence from tedxsmu on Vimeo. Shane Pennington’s Transcendence , engages the core of his artistic inquiries on a new level of spatiality and scale. Using the traditional Karesansui Japanese rock garden as an inspirational template, Pennington transforms the traditionally earth-bound elements of the garden into a dialogue between the environment and humanity. The [...]

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Behind the Scenes at TEDxSMU 2011

Our incredible friends at Wright IMC have been hard at work since September cooking up a behind the scenes video of the conference. Voila! Today we unveil the finished product. Take a look at what it’s like backstage and before the show starting with the TEDxSMU Auditions in October 2011 and ending at this year’s [...]

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The Carole & Jim Young Fellows

Thanks to the generous support of a TEDxSMU donor, we’re thrilled to announce the creation of the Carole & Jim Young Fellows program to bring SMU students to TEDxSMU. The Carole & Jim Young Fellows represent the most interesting SMU students. This fall, we will open applications for students from each of the seven schools [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 7.19.11

Paul Root Wolpe, Emory Center for Ethics Genetically Engineered Animals Beefalo Beefalo are a fertile hybrid offspring of domestic cattle, Bos taurus, and the American bison, Bison bison (generally called buffalo in the US). The breed was created to combine the characteristics of both animals with a view towards beef production. Geep A sheep–goat chimera [...]

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TEDxSMU Tuesday 7.5.11

Rajesh Rao Probabilistic Analysis of an Ancient Undeciphered Script, IEEE Computer, 2010 Entropic Evidence for Linguistic Structure in the Indus Script, Science, May 2009   Indus Valley Civilization (aka Harappan Civilization, the Indus-Sarasvati or Hakra Civilization) Indus Valley Civilization, Wikipedia “The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 [...]

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