Archive for Talks

Rives Talks With His Hands – TEDxSMU 2010

Flat pages can’t contain Rives’ storytelling, even when paper is his medium. The pop‑up books he creates for children unfold with surprise. On stage, his poems burst in many directions, too, exposing multiple layers and unexpected treats: childhood memories, grown‑up humor, notions of love, of what is lost forever, and of what’s still out there [...]

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Rabbi David Stern – Round Trip Spirituality – TEDxSMU 2010

Rabbi David Stern is Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanu‑El in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining Temple Emanu‑El, David served as an intern at Central Synagogue in New York City. Rabbi Stern attended Hebrew Union College‑Jewish Institute of Religion at its Jerusalem, New York, and Los Angeles campuses, receiving his rabbinical ordination in 1989, his M.A. [...]

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Omar Jahwar Tells Us a “True Story” at TEDxSMU 2010

Omar Jahwar tackles the politics and issues that affect inner city youth in the Dallas community. Emerging as an important leader and outspoken voice in the community, he is the founder of Vision Regeneration, Inc., a life‑shaping entity designed to assist the social sculpting of inner city youth. Based on the philosophy that crime and [...]

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SMU Innovation Gym @ TEDxSMU 2010

Austin Hodges is a junior at Southern Methodist University, double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. Austin’s current interests are artificial intelligence programming and biometrics. Austin works as a member of the SMU Biometrics Research Team, where his primary focus is on developing and testing iris recognition algorithms on various platforms. Austin is also an [...]

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Ray Zahab @ TEDxSMU 2010

On November 1, 2006 Ray and two other runners set out on an epic expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. One hundred and eleven days and 7500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, they completed their journey by dipping their toes into the Red Sea. After witnessing and experiencing the water crisis [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Greg Harper at TEDxKIDS@SMU 2010

Greg is President of Harpervision Associates, a firm dedicated to assisting businesses develop and implement new visual and aural communication technologies. He is also co-founder of Gadgetoff, a unique annual event that gathers leading technologist and innovators in an exclusive gathering dedicated to new technologies. Greg is a recognized futurist who is currently focusing on [...]

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