Bringing TED to SMU

By Jim Young on June 29, 2014 High noon.  April 7, 2009.  Gloria’s on Greenville!  It all started there.  Geoffrey Orsak, then Dean of Engineering at SMU Lyle School of Engineering, attended TED 2009, his first TED Conference a month earlier. (I had attended my nineteenth.) TED Curator Chris Anderson had announced at TED 2009 [...]

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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

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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