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Opus Epicus | Mandara
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Entertainment, Meditation, Music (performance)
With flutes, strings, percussion and a shruti-box, Mandara manages to create a relaxing atmosphere that will take you somewhere out of this world where you can feel both fascinated and relaxed. Get inspired by their tunes in-between talks, and let the ideas of TEDxTUM sink in while you listen. Mandara is a collective of musicians [read more]
Opus Epicus | Mandara | TEDxTUM

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Contemporary Ballet | Munich International Ballet School
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Creativity, Dance (performance), Entertainment
With their sophisticated choreography of purposefully selected dance sequences, the Munich International Ballet School shows a performance of contemporary ballet. In this genre of dance, elements of both classical ballet and modern dance are incorporated. The fast transitions and the girls’ floor work take the audience to a different place and possibly remind the spectator [read more]
Contemporary Ballet | Munich International Ballet School | TEDxTUM

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What I do to live the life I want | Petra Dorfner
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Choice, Compassion, Connection, Consciousness, Death, Decision making, Family, Future, Goal-setting, Happiness, Health, Identity, Life, Life Development, Life Hack, Mindfulness, Motivation, Passion, Personal growth, Relationships, Self, Self improvement, Self-help, Work
When a family member got diagnosed with cancer, Petra started to think about what is really important to her in life. She decided to think about her “Big Five”, the 5 goals she wants to reach in life. In her talk, she not only explains her Big Five and how they helped her to accomplish [read more]
What I do to live the life I want | Petra Dorfner | TEDxTUM

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A question of survival: Why we hunted the Higgs | Steven Goldfarb
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Big problems, Curiosity, Engineering, Evolution, Invention, Physics, Science, Society, Technology
Why are we constantly asking “Big Questions” such as where we come from or what we are made of? Dr. Steven Goldfarb explains the reasons for human curiosity as well as its consequences, drawing on his experiences around the discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN. He points out that all of us are scientists, [read more]
A question of survival: Why we hunted the Higgs | Steven Goldfarb | TEDxTUM

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Feeling welcomed and empowered | Essraa Nawar
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Change, Community, Culture, Empathy, Family, Human Rights, Life, Morality, Motivation, Religion, Self, Social Change, Social Interaction, Society
Essraa Nawar unleashes the power of being different and at the same time connected to the rest of the world in a very moving way. We often let stereotypes influence our perspective. It’s the moment we break these walls and embrace each other, sharing words, culture, food, happiness, sadness and all what makes us human [read more]
Feeling welcomed and empowered | Essraa Nawar | TEDxTUM

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Live Improv Theater | Bake This
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Theater
Bake This, the English-speaking improv group from Munich, perform on stage with the help of the TEDxTUM audience. Their games are fun, spontaneous and inspire people to say “yes and”. Bake This was founded in 2011 by a group of theatre loving expatriates and was the first improv group in Munich to perform entirely in [read more]
Live Improv Theater | Bake This | TEDxTUM

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Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Classroom, Data, Decision making, Design, Education, Education reform, Higher education, Interface design, Multimedia, Personal education, Presentation, Product design, Reform, Science, Teaching, Visualization
Data is critical, but data has not always lead to success. If data is not communicated clearly, the results can be disastrous. Design lets us communicate data so it can be understood. Dr. Rankin believes that “when we’re fluent in visualizing our ideas, we can communicate them across global boundaries, across spoken language barriers, and [read more]
Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin | TEDxTUM

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The art of neural networks | Mike Tyka
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: AI, Art, Computers, Creativity, Engineering, Poetry, Science, Technology, Visualization
Did you know that art and technology can produce fascinating results when combined? Mike Tyka, who is both artist and computer scientist, talks about the power of neural networks. These algorithms are capable to transform computers into artists that can generate breathtaking paintings, music and even poetry. Dr. Mike Tyka studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology at [read more]
The art of neural networks | Mike Tyka | TEDxTUM

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How patient innovation improves lives | Pedro Oliveira
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Activism, Big problems, Business, Change, Disability, Disease, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Health, Innovation, Internet, Medicine, Research, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Technology
Sometimes the answer to medical problems comes from the people facing them. But how can their solutions made available for the benefit of everyone? This is Pedro Oliveira’s mission. He highlights the stories of outstanding people who discovered innovative ways to deal with their diseases and shared their solutions, developing a global network for patient [read more]
How patient innovation improves lives | Pedro Oliveira | TEDxTUM

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What virtual reality can tell us about human nature | Cade McCall
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Behavior, Body language, Cognitive science, Communication, Compassion, Connection, Curiosity, Emotions, Empathy, Happiness, Love, Neuroscience, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Social Science, Technology
To get to know someone, would you rather ask them 60 questions or observe them for 60 minutes? Using virtual reality, Dr. McCall tries to bring the wild into the laboratory and builds complex unpredictable environments to test people’s behaviors and experiences. Dr. Cade McCall is the Research Group Leader for the Virtual Reality Lab [read more]
What virtual reality can tell us about human nature | Cade McCall | TEDxTUM

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Robots that learn from us | Dongheui Lee
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: AI, Cognitive science, Computers, Creation, Engineering, Future, Innovation, Intelligence, Product design, Productivity, Relationships, Research, Robots, Science, Technology
Have you ever asked yourself what robots can learn from us? Professor Lee is a robot researcher trying to find answers to this question and wants to make us better teachers in this field. As a mother of a two year old boy she’s able to observe the process of his learning at the same [read more]
Robots that learn from us | Dongheui Lee | TEDxTUM

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The time is now for a sustainable food revolution | Marc Buckley
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Activism, Big problems, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Food, Global issues, Green, Nature, Obesity, Social Change, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability
For Marc it’s a safe bet that you all love food, but in his talk he shows how to produce healthy food in a sustainable way. On his search for these technologies he discovered some of the industry’s biggest problems. Showing some of the worst consequences, he calls for action. Feeding so many people is [read more]
The time is now for a sustainable food revolution | Marc Buckley | TEDxTUM

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Stick Up: The layers of tape art | Max Zorn and Audrey Sykes
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Brand, Communication, Community, Cooperation, Creation, Creativity, Design, Entertainment, Happiness, Hope, Invention, Origami, Painting, Simplicity, Success
Having never gone to art school, Max Zorn’s dream was never to be a “tape artist”. For Max, tape art really was just an idea one night in Amsterdam out of boredom. As Max’s popularity and success grew, Max and his manager, Audrey Sykes, started Stick Together to spread his street art for free to [read more]
Stick Up: The layers of tape art | Max Zorn and Audrey Sykes | TEDxTUM

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Refugees – a homemade challenge | Melusine Reimers
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Activism, Big problems, Community, Culture, Foreign policy, Global issues, Higher education, Human Rights, Identity, Immigration, International Affairs, Middle East, Politics, Refugee, Social Change, Society, War
Germany took in over 950k asylum-seekers in 2015. When a wave of refugees reached the Munich central station back in September 2015, hundreds of volunteers received them with smiles, food and clothes. But what happens afterwards? How should we welcome these people in our everyday life, at work, or in universities? Melusine Reimers helps refugees [read more]
Refugees - a homemade challenge | Melusine Reimers | TEDxTUM

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The natural way of managing leaders | Erik Ringertz
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Business, Communication, Decision making, Leadership, Work
“…What does your boss say about that? – I don’t know, I don’t think I have one…” Erik Ringertz believes in the natural ways of managing, being organised and taking decisions without the need for bureaucracy and hierarchical structures. In this enlightening talk, he walks us through his philosophy of creating a trust culture in [read more]
The natural way of managing leaders | Erik Ringertz | TEDxTUM

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