Until recently, modifying microbial, plant, and animal cells has been a slow and artisanal process. However, with advances in technology allowing researchers to read, write, cut, copy and paste DNA much more easily, systems can now be put in places that vastly accelerate product development of everything from bio-based replacements for petroleum-derived chemicals to modified human cells that fight cancer.
At this moment, rogue waves are forming under your business. If you thought COVID was a surprise, prepare for bigger waves. Ten barely manageable undercurrents are colliding to create a sea of radical systemic change. When they well up, they’ll sink companies and wash away entire industries overnight.
Covid-19 disrupted the global labor market in unfathomable ways. Millions lost jobs or were furloughed, and those fortunate enough to stay in employment faced the daunting task of adapting to life working from home. The short-term consequences of this demanding experience are well documented, but the longer-term effects are only just becoming clear.
Charter schools provide more than a “cafeteria” style of education. Indeed, they provide a “farm-to-table” model, where students’ passions and dedication are essential to preparing them for this century and for their future, rather than continuing to teach them the way we have traditionally taught them.
India Rose Matharu-Daley believes that we can create a fairer, greener, and more prosperous future through business for good. She aspires to help solve the world’s greatest challenges, including climate change, at the nexus of business, the environment, and innovation.
“Children can only aspire to what they know exists” is Ger Graus’s mantra and he sees his and KidZania’s approach to education and entertainment as a significant piece in the large jigsaw which portrays a better world with endless horizons for people who deserve it most: our children.
Movement and dance are enormously valuable for physical and mental health, yet are rarely tapped into. Dr. Pinter creates interactive artworks designed to unlock and inspire movement and has opened the new Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences in Santa Barbara.
Having vision and purpose isn’t enough, you must take action. The four roadblocks people often unknowingly or knowingly run into cause entropy. Your mind is the biggest cause of your inaction. What if one of the clues to discovering the keys to untapping your mind’s strengths lay in a greater sense of self? Turning your thoughts into reality requires self-awareness.
During the past year’s shutdown, Patrick and Lynda got busy. They collaborated on a series of pieces that combined traditional ceramics techniques and 3D clay printing. The result is that they both pushed their work in new, unforeseen directions and landed a prestigious exhibition at Sullivan Goss gallery Santa Barbara.
With the emergence of social media, streaming platforms, and new technologies, the journey of an independent artist establishing a global reach and taking control of their destiny can be a challenging yet significantly rewarding one if done correctly. We’ll also talk to Bishop about his activism and philosophy about giving back to the community.
To close out the year and to find an appropriate way to celebrate our 10th year of TEDx in Santa Barbara we’ve asked friends to join us for a concert followed by a series of candid conversations. Join TEDxSantaBarbara host and Executive Producer Mark Sylvester as he welcomes special guests.
Cooper Bates produced a one-man show and since sheltering-in-place has had to figure out how to be an actor in a virtual world. We’ll talk about the role of the audience in art and the artist as a game developer.
In collaboration with WQXR, Donna Weng Friedman created Heritage and Harmony, a virtual concert that is both a recognition of the tremendous contributions to the musical canon by classical musicians of Asian descent and a reminder of the need to stand together against mindless intolerance.