TEDGlobal 2012 explores the idea of Radical Openness. The world is becoming increasingly interconnected and open -- radically open -- manifesting itself in open borders, open culture, open-source, open data, open science, open minds -- an open world that breeds transparency, authenticity, creativity and collaboration. And also -- the loss of privacy -- an openness that carries its own set of perils and promises.
All bets are off as to what openness and collaboration in an ultra-connected world will mean for human potential. Traditional top-down models of organization no longer reflect reality. Social capital and influence are becoming stronger currencies than hierarchy and formal power. We now have new, collaborative ways of creating meaning, and we’re making changes at breakneck speed. Only one thing appears certain: secrecy is no longer bankable. Impact is. The future will be built on great ideas, and for that, great ideas need to circulate freely, broadly and openly.
TEDxAustin is pleased to host a simulcast of the entire second day of TEDGlobal 2012 taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland. And what better place to do so than the extraordinary facilities of the Texas Advanced Computing Center's Visualization Lab at the University of Texas at Austin -- where the world goes when it needs to look at BIG data! The Vislab houses Stallion, the world's highest resolution tiled-display which supports exploration of visualizations at an extremely high level of detail and quality. TED speakers have never looked and sounded so brilliant!
Globality - Session 4 - 8.45am - 10.30am CST
|Pankaj Ghemawat||Globalization Thinker|
|Andreas Schleicher||Education Surveyor|
|Alex Salmond||First Minister of Scotland|
Shades of Openness - Session 5 - 11.00am - 12.45pm CST
|Malte Spitz||Politician and Data Activist|
|Ivan Krastev||Public intellectual|
|Gabriella Coleman||Digital Anthropologist|
|Leslie T. Chang||Journalist|
|Neil Harbisson||Sonochromatic Cyborg Artist|
|Gerard Senehi||Experimental Mentalist|
Misbehaving Beautifully - Session 6 - 2pm - 3.45pm CST
|Sarah Caddick||Neuroscientist and Policy Advisor; Guest Host at TEDGlobal 2012|
|Read Montague||Behavioral Neuroscientist|
|Elyn Saks||Mental Health Law Scholar|
|Ruby Wax||Comedian and Mental Health Activist|
|Vikram Patel||Healthcare advocate|
|Wayne McGregor||Dancer and Choreographer|
|Robert Legato||Visual Effects Guru|
Long Term - Session 7 - 4.30 - 6.15pm CST
|Vicki Arroyo||Environmental Policy Influencer|
|Jonathan Trent||Scientist and Biofuel Guru|
|Sarah-Jayne Blakemore||Cognitive Neuroscientist|
|Susan Solomon||Stem Cell Advocate|
|Jamie Drummond||Anti-poverty activist|
|Usman Riaz||Percussive Guitarist|
|Preston Reed||Revolutionary Guitarist|
Each session is limited to 50 seats, so register now. You must register for each individual session that you would like to attend. Make sure and be there at least 15 minutes before your session. You don't want to miss something this inspiring (and yep, we did say it's FREE!).
The ACES Vislab is in the Applied Computational Engineering & Sciences (ACES) building on the UT main campus in Room 2.404. The ACES building is on the corner of Speedway and 24th Street (201 East 24th Street) and has its own web site with location, parking information, and directions We recommend that you park in the San Jacinto Garage (SJG).
When & Where
Austin is a bustling hub for innovation, a place where ideas incubate, mingle, develop and lead the world forward. It is this pulse and hum that forms the heart of TEDxAustin, which became an official TEDx licensee in 2009.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDxAustin is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.