Through a deep understanding of artists’ geometry, Kurt has discovered the Five Creative Principles that are fundamental to the existence of form. This insight reveals a new connection between math, art, and nature and how we can transform the world by aligning the ideal with the real.
In this conversation, Ryan will disrupt the inaccurate application of Double Diamond and Design Thinking, the mistaken beliefs and pressures resulting from them, and a more realistic way to represent the workflow behind modern empathetic product design.
At 44, Sarah McDonald was newly married, newly promoted, and planning pregnancy. It felt like a time of new beginnings when suddenly she was diagnosed with a rare, incurable cancer. Two months later, she was diagnosed with another unrelated cancer. In this conversation, we’ll explore how we show up, especially with many challenges in the past few years.
Asude will talk about the “double-winged” approach in education. She learned about this idea at YGA, an NGO in Turkey. They believe children need to be double-winged, competent, and compassionate to make a positive impact by using their minds and hearts together.
Purpose is the motivational power that enables individuals and organizations to thrive. Why is purpose important in life and business? Large-scale, longitudinal studies of over 73,000 people have shown that having a purpose in life makes you live longer.
The Grand Farm Education and Research Initiative, powered by Emerging Prairie, are accelerating the research and innovation by creating the prototype for the first fully autonomous farm, impacting North Dakota, the United States, and the World by solving challenges in the agriculture industry and developing new opportunities.
The idea that we can be creative has always fascinated Rich. It seems the way is to let go of our thinking mind…of all our assumptions about ourselves and life, and relax into a flow state. Effortlessly allowing creativity to come through us. The more we can trust and relax, the more pure the expression.
In this session, we will explore why thought leadership benefits individuals, teams, and organizations incredibly.
How do you use emotional awareness to change how healthcare works. Evan brings a career in design thinking to help solve the problem of how all of us interact with the healthcare system.
Most of us have dreams of one day winning the lottery. We imagine how our lives would change if we won and the things we would do with that money. But have we considered other lotteries that we’ve already won or lost in life that have had a more profound impact on us?
In this conversation, we will touch on why so much of what we talk about in regard to innovation in the corporate education/training space has been and will be surface-level until we change the fundamental ways we think of people.
We will discuss how we hack feelings of safety and happiness in themed attractions as Experience Designers and how these core principles could be considered in virtual world-building and/or the Metaverse.
Chef Chris Hill believes the dinner table is the center of the community, both in and out of the home, and has ideas for how we can regain this sense of Community.
EdTech expert Richard Culatta argues that technology can be a powerful tool for learning, solving humanity’s most challenging problems, and bringing us closer together. He offers a refreshingly positive framework for preparing kids and educators to succeed in a digital world.
In this episode, we discuss the mobilization effort for protecting the arts and culture sector of the U.S. through the grassroots campaign Brooke Ishibashi and Matthew-Lee Erlbach co-founded.
How we partner is continuously evolving, and Penelope’s examination of differing perspectives on work forums provides an avenue to advancing recognition of the value of the virtual environment.
We need kids to know that college is not the only option, that the trades need them. I believe getting into a trade saved my life; it gave me purpose and a sense of pride that I could do anything if I set my mind to it.
Jeremy has Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer with no cure. Speaking of death in western cultures is taboo and challenging. In this conversation, we’ll talk about facing that reality and his choice to live his life to its fullest.
With the recent renaming of Facebook to Meta, the launch of the Omniverse by NVIDIA, and the proliferation of AR (Augmented Reality and VR (Virtual Reality), it is finally time for the Metaverse to become a part of conversations at the dinner table.
Filmmaker Sam Kadi has been creating films under extreme conditions well before the Pandemic. His TEDxSantaBarbara talk spoke about how he created a film to capture the Syrian crisis without ever being able to travel to the country.
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.