TEDxBrussels broadcast live at CERN
In order to give you a taste of a TEDx event, the team of TEDxCERN will show the live webcast of TEDxBrussels at the CERN main restaurant on November 12th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m to 7 p.m. Come and discover the event, in preparation for TEDxCERN, which will take place in May next year.
This year the theme for TEDxBrussels is Bits, Atoms, Neurons, Genes (BANG BANG). The digital world and the real world are interconnected like never before. You can send off online for a personal genome readout and control physical objects with your mind. Computer thinking is driving medicine, music and play. With brain-computer interfaces now used in nuclear power stations and bio hackers doing lab biology in their garages, BANG BANG is a concept whose time has come. BANG BANG means the evolving mesh of ideas and practices, a rich mix of citizens, scientists and culture. Among the speakers are Steve Wozniak, Mitch Altman, Neelie Kroes, Xavier Damman, Zoe Laughlin, Scala, Andrew Keen and Yvonne Cagle.
TEDxCERN will take place on 3 May 2013 under the theme “Multiplying Dimensions”. Going beyond particle physics, the first TEDxCERN will provide a stage for the expression of science in multiple dimensions and disciplines, unveiling a world in which physics intersects with other multi-dimensional disciplines and thought. www.tedxcern.ch
TED is a nonprofit project devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment and design. The two annual TED conferences, in Long Beach/Palm Springs and Edinburgh, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). www.ted.com
TED includes the TEDx programs, which gives communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently.
by Claudia Marcelloni, TEDxCERN organiser