Archive for Talks

Luke Barrington – Crowdsource the World – TEDxSMU 2012

Luke invents the hybrid between machine intelligence and human computation. The crowdsourcing technologies Luke builds engage tens of thousands of people to work together to understand music; discover lost mysteries and maybe even save the world. Found the tomb of Genghis Khan with the help of 10,000 people online. // Can hack code while carrying [...]

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Beckon Lovely and Save the World – TEDxSMU 2012

Amy is a person who likes to make things. Some things she likes to make: Children’s books. // Grown-up books. // Short videos. // Salads. // Connections with the universe. // Something out of nothing. // Wishes.According to The New York Times, Amy’s children’s books “radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant [...]

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Jaquai Wade – Now – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Jaquai is a Detroit native and local Dallas actress/singer. Upon receiving her BFA from the Meadows School of Arts, she pursued a career in proprietary education. After four years, she decided to reestablish her development as an artist. Since then, Jaquai has sung with Dallas local band Cuvee, performed as a narrator/vocalist for the International [...]

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Ryszard Stroynowski – Particle Physics – New World Waits for Discovery – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Born in Lodz, Dr. Stroynowski grew up in Warsaw, Poland. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Geneva while working as a research scientist at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research. Dr. Stroynowski was a Staff Scientist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and a Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at Caltech. He [...]

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JSpear – Unveil – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Originally trained as a classical concert pianist for 12 years, JSpear simply got bored playing other people’s music. By embracing his desire to create, he learned how to speak through what he likes to call “Real Myoosk.” JSpear strongly believes that music is another language we can use to express ourselves on completely different levels, [...]

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Isake Akanke Slaughter – My Soul Cries – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Isake brings greetings from Augusta, GA. She is a senior at SMU pursuing her B.F.A. in theatre performance with a focus on acting. After graduation she wants to attend American Repertory Theater or Yale School of Drama to further her professional theatre training. Isake is the recipient of the Meadows Artistic Scholarship. Her latest projects [...]

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Daniel Poku – CauseCakes – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Daniel is a junior at SMU where he has had the privilege of serving as one of the founders of the community service organization, Mustang Heroes. At SMU, Daniel feels humbled that his record of initiative and service has been honored by SMU’s prestigious Hunt Leadership Scholarship. Daniel’s proudest and continuing achievement is a service [...]

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Tammy Nguyen Lee – Starting My Movement – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Tammy is a film/television producer, actor and philanthropist. She graduated from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts with a BA in Cinema and received a MFA from UCLA’s elite Producers Program. Her feature documentary debut, OPERATION BABYLIFT: THE LOST CHILDREN OF VIETNAM, screened at over a dozen festivals internationally and won two prestigious awards. She [...]

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Katrina Leshan (session two) – Performance – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Originally from Las Vegas, Katrina is in her fourth year at the Meadows School of the Arts, pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and participating in the University’s Honors Program. She studies with world-renowned guitarist Robert Guthrie and gives recitals at SMU each semester. In April 2011, Katrina and her partner [...]

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Katrina Leshan (session one) – Performance – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Originally from Las Vegas, Katrina is in her fourth year at the Meadows School of the Arts, pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and participating in the University’s Honors Program. She studies with world-renowned guitarist Robert Guthrie and gives recitals at SMU each semester. In April 2011, Katrina and her partner [...]

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