TED Global 2015: Truth or Dare

TEDxCapeTown in collaboration with TEDxTableMountain will be hosting a live simulcast of TED Global 2015 Truth & Dare on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March 2015.

Only TED's Tuesday's session held in Vancouver will be streamed - The sessions will be streamed over two days, due to the time difference in Vancouver.

  • Venue: 22Seven, 60 Hout Street, Cape Town
  • Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 17:30 - 21:30

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TEDxCapeTown is proud to be hosting, in collaboration with TEDxTableMountain, the live simulcast of TED Global 2015. While TED Global takes place in Vancouver from 16 to 20 March 2015, we will be live streaming their Tuesday session. This will be happening at the incredible venue of @22Seven, [address map]

For anyone in Cape Town who is keen to experience TED Talks in real time, please book your ticket; tickets are limited!

TEDActive 2015: Truth or Dare

Great TED Talks often do one or both of the following: 

... They give you a new lens on the world as it is.
... They offer new possibilities for the world as it might be.
 

For TED2015, we're on a quest to magnify both facets. We will seek to challenge and reshape our core beliefs about today's reality. And at the same time celebrate the thinkers, dreamers and mavericks who offer bold new alternatives.  Welcome to ... Truth and Dare. 

TED Global 2015 kicks off on Monday 16 March running until Friday 20 March with a total of 87 speakers! Which in turn (once edited and released on TED.com) means 87 new TEDTalks for our public perusal and online viewing pleasure.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Session 2: What Are We Thinking?

Hosted by Chris Anderson

17:30 - 19:15

  • Laura Schulz: Cognitive scientist, working in play labs, childrens museums, and a recently-launched citizen science website, Schultz is reshaping how we view young childrens perceptions of the world around them.  
  • Jason Padgett: Geometric artist, after sustaining a head injury, Jason Padgett sees the world as a mesh of fractal shapes. Now he shares his visions with eye-popping geometric drawings. 
  • David Eagleman: Neuroscientist, he decodes the mysteries of the tangled web of neurons and electricity that make our minds tick -- and also make us human. 
  • Daniel Kish: Perceptual navigation specialist, he expands the perceptual toolbox of both blind and sighted humans by teaching echolocation -- the ability to observe our surroundings via sound. 
  • Donald Hoffman: Cognitive scientist, who studies how our visual perception, guided by millions of years of natural selection, authors every aspect of our everyday reality. 

Session 3: Machines That Learn

Hosted by Chris Anderson

 20:00 - 21:45

  • Fei-Fei Li: Computer scientist, has created software capable of recognizing scenes in still photographs -- and accurately describe them using natural language.
  • Rajiv Maheswaran: Researcher, using advanced data analysis tools, Rajiv Maheswaran and Second Spectrum help make basketball teams smarter.
  • Chris Urmson: Robotocist, has headed up Googles self-driving car program. So far, the teams vehicles have driven over three quarters of a million miles.
  • Jim Simons: Philanthropist, mathematician, after astonishing success as a mathematician, code breaker and billionaire hedge fund manager, Jim Simons is mastering yet another field: philanthropy.
  • Nick Bostrom: Philosopher, specializes in big questions. What should we do, as individuals and as a species, to optimize our long-term prospects? What is our strategic situation? Will humanitys technological advancements ultimately destroy us?

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Session 4: Out of This World

Hosted by June Cohen

 17:30 - 19:15

  • Alan Eustace: Stratospheric explorer, who leapt to Earth from the edge of the stratosphere wearing only a spacesuit, shattering skydiving records and potentially revolutionizing the commercial space industry.
  • Fred Jansen: Space explorer, as manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen is in charge of the project that could be instrumental in uncovering clues to the origins of life on Earth.
  • Sara Seager: Exoplanet expert, her research led to the first discovery of an atmosphere on a planet outside our solar system. Now shes on the hunt for a twin Earth.
  • Nathalie Cabrol: Planetary explorer, determine on how life might persist on Mars, Nathalie Cabrol explores one of Earths most extreme environments: high-elevation Andean lakes and deserts.
  • Stephen Petranek: Technology forecaster, untangles emerging technologies to predict which will become fixtures of our future lives -- and which could potentially save them.

Session 5: Life Stories

Hosted by Chris Anderson

  20:00 - 21:45

  • Anand Giridharadas: Author, A New York Times columnist and the author of two books, Anand Giridharadas chronicles how the extraordinary economic, political and technological changes of our time shape the way we live, love, parent, vote, revolt, consume, strive and dream. 
  • Dame Stephanie Steve Shirley: Entrepreneur and philanthropist , in 1962, Dame "Steve" Shirley founded the FI Group, a software firm with innovative work practices -- and (mainly) women employees.
  • Martine Rothblatt: Transhumanist, whether shes inventing satellite radio, developing life-saving drugs or digitizing the human mind, Martine Rothblatt has a knack for turning visionary ideas into commonplace technology.
  • Joey Alexander: Jazz pianist, young piano player Joey Alexander has an old soul's gift for jazz.
  • Dave Isay: Story collector, over thousands of archived and broadcast interviews, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay has created an unprecedented document of the dreams and fears that touch us all.

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