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Car jumping: the future of transportation | Tommaso Gecchelin
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Cities, Future, Invention, Mobility, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Urban Planning
Imagine you’re on your way to work and stuck in traffic. You look to your left, you look to your right: everyone’s traveling in the same direction, but each car only has one occupant. Tommaso Gecchelin understands people’s desires to be autonomous and ubiquitous while commuting, but it’s hard to deny there’s lots of room [read more]
Car jumping: the future of transportation | Tommaso Gecchelin | TEDxTUM

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Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Community, Energy, Global issues, History, Intelligence, Internet, Sharing, Smartphone, Technology
Are our supposedly ‘smart’ tools actually enslaving us? Justus Schütze takes us on a journey of how our relationship with energy has evolved, from the pyramids of Egypt to caretaker robots. He argues that humans have become hyper-consumers who need to return to a group-based energy system. Relying on 3 main convivial tools, he believes [read more]
Why we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze | TEDxTUM

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How drawing helps you think | Ralph Ammer
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Art, Arts Education, Beauty, Communication, Creation, Creativity, Design, Ideas, Learning, Painting, Personal growth, Visualization
You don’t have to be an artist to draw! In this beautifully illustrated talk, Ralph Ammer shows how drawing your thoughts can be a powerful tool for improving your thinking, creativity and communication. He wants you to believe in your drawing abilities, and provides numerous exercises to help you get started. About Ralph Ammer Ralph [read more]
How drawing helps you think | Ralph Ammer | TEDxTUM

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Why shit matters | Christoph Lüthi
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Environment, Global issues, Globalization, Health, Public health, Research, Science, Slum, Sustainability, Water
3 billion people worldwide live in cities without sewers or wastewater treatment plant infrastructure. This forces them to dump their waste into open waters, contaminating the drinking water for others downstream. Imagine if we could harness nutrients in wastewater instead of harming human and environmental health. Christoph Lüthi sees a renewable, locally produced and growing [read more]
Why shit matters | Christoph Lüthi | TEDxTUM

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Let’s build machines as complex as nature | Lin Kayser
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Design, Engineering, Materials, Nature, Printing, Product design, Space, Sustainability, Technology
Why aren’t the objects we manufacture made to be beautiful, on top of being optimized for functionality? Turns out, the way we manufacture things hasn’t really changed since the time of the Roman empire. With the introduction of 3D printing, that paradigm is finally starting to change. Lin Kayser steps into the future and shows [read more]
Let’s build machines as complex as nature | Lin Kayser | TEDxTUM

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Are we victims of our senses? | Ilona Grunwald Kadow
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Animals, Behavior, Brain, Neurology, Neuroscience, Research, Science, Sense
Humans like to believe they are different from other animals, that they make rational decisions based on hard facts. But how do these facts get to our brains? Via our very objective five senses. Our daily decisions are influenced by our internal states, our emotions, even our hormones. Ilona Grunwald Kadow takes us on a [read more]
Are we victims of our senses? | Ilona Grunwald Kadow | TEDxTUM

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Globalization: a view from space | Xiaoxiang Zhu
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Big Data, Data, Global issues, Globalization, Map, Research, Science, Slum, Space, Technology, Urban Areas, Urban Planning
Global urbanization has lead to new challenges for urban planners aiming to reduce poverty and ensure sustainability. To overcome these challenges, we need sufficient data on a global scale. Xiaoxiang Zhu combines satellite and social media data with machine learning to generate a global model of all urban areas. Her models depict 3D shapes and [read more]
Globalization: a view from space | Xiaoxiang Zhu | TEDxTUM

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Tap dance | Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Dance (performance), Entertainment
Song: Très charmant / Pierre Solange, Musette Ensemble Choreographer: Urs Jandl About Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl Urs Jandl is a choreographer and tap dancer who has been teaching at Tanzforum München for over 20 years. Sema Karakurt is a research assistant and process engineer who took one tap dancing class with Urs and never [read more]
Tap dance | Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl | TEDxTUM

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What fruit flies can teach us about muscle disease | Maria Spletter
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Animals, Disease, Genetics, Research, Science
We have 650 different muscles in our body, built from distinct versions of the same components, each with their own individual functions. Many muscle diseases are caused by glitches encountered during the creation of the versions (called alternative splicing). To shed light on these causes, Maria Spletter studies how disrupting the regulation of alternative splicing [read more]
What fruit flies can teach us about muscle disease | Maria Spletter | TEDxTUM

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How compassion goes further than pity | Steffen Linßen & Daniel Kühbacher
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Compassion, Disability, Discrimination, Disease, Emotions, Empathy, Friendship, Global issues, Identity, Life, Social Change, Society
Steffen and Daniel have complementary perspectives on disability and disease: Steffen has a disease called Myasthenia gravis, which forces him to sit in a wheelchair, while Daniel is a member of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service and a former member of the Red Cross. They both know how important it is to actively interact with [read more]
How compassion goes further than pity | Steffen Linßen & Daniel Kühbacher | TEDxTUM

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A violin meets a loop station | Gustavo Strauß
TEDxTUM 2018 • Tags: Entertainment, Music (performance)
What would happen if you took a popular modern musical element, the loop, and combined it with something unexpected, like a classical string instrument? Gustavo Strauß has taken up this challenge and conducted his own musical experiment. Inspired by his friends, he combines simple and complex melodies and brings us a wonderful string performance. About [read more]
A violin meets a loop station | Gustavo Strauß | TEDxTUM

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