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A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Big problems, Cities, Communication, Design, Intelligence, Interface design, Internet, Policy, Politics, Public Policy, Technology, Urban Planning
Cities are among the greatest accomplishments of mankind – but they have not quite learned to respond to the needs of their inhabitants yet. Gerhard Schmitt believes that the communication between the city of the future and its people should be bi-directional. He reveals some approaches to make this possible, and interleaves his research with [read more]
A vision of the responsive city of the future | Gerhard Schmitt | 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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Born in Ireland, made in Germany | Mel Kelly
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Aging, Comedy, Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Society
Mel Kelly lives his life in a balance between making software and comedy. He is a successful IT consultant and a stand-up comedian at the same time. In his talk, he shares his humorous adventures as an Irishman living in Germany for more than 13 years. About Mel Kelly Mel Kelly came from Ireland to [read more]
Born in Ireland, made in Germany | Mel Kelly | 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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Robots with muscles: inspired by nature | Rafael Hostettler
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Biology, Computer Science, Culture, Germany, Physics, Technology
Can robots have muscles and brains like we humans do, and how would a future with them look like? Rafael Hostettler, PhD Student in Myorobotics at the Technical University of Munich, takes us on a fascinating journey on how an adorable humanoid robot with muscles, called Roboy, is born in 9 months, and sheds light [read more]
Robots with muscles: inspired by nature | Rafael Hostettler | TEDxTUM

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Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Animals, Future, Global issues, Medicine, Nature
What happens when an animal species gets extinct? Is it due to the natural path of evolution or the thoughtless actions of humankind? Less than a century ago, hundreds of thousands of northern white rhinos roamed the landscape of Central Africa. Today, there are only three individuals left. Prof. Hildebrandt has made it his mission [read more]
Loss of a Species – A Giant, Extinct | Thomas Hildebrandt | TEDxTUM

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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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Relax, leading is about trusting your team | Sarah Fleischer
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big problems, Business, Communication, Community, Creativity, Engineering, Future, Germany, Global issues, Innovation, Leadership, Mobility, Motivation, Sustainability, Transportation
In an increasingly fast-moving world, transportation is one of the Big Problems of the future. Such challenges need to be tackled in an interdisciplinary manner. Sarah Fleischer is part of a student team at the Technical University of Munich which is building a Hyperloop pod as part of the global competition launched by SpaceX. Their [read more]
Relax, leading is about trusting your team | Sarah Fleischer | TEDxTUMSalon

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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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Deep Learning Beyond Cats and Dogs | Nils Thuerey
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Computers, Future, Intelligence, Medicine, Technology, Visualization
Deep learning, which is seemingly everywhere these days, is well-known for its capability to recognize cats and dogs in internet images, but it can and should be used for other things too. It can be used to figure out the complicated physics that dictate fluid behavior. Actually, simulating turbulence is not only a million dollar [read more]
Deep Learning Beyond Cats and Dogs | Nils Thuerey | 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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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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Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Biotech, Business, Computers, Data, Future, Germany, Medicine, Senses, Society, Technology, Work
Interaction with computers evolved drastically over the last three decades – we went from punchcards to terminal to graphical interfaces and smartphones. As we start wearing increasingly tiny computers very close to our body on a day-to-day basis, Nikolaj Hviid projects this trend into the future. What if computers disappear completely to become part of [read more]
Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid | TEDxTUMSalon

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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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Using tiny magnets for computation | Markus Becherer
TEDxTUMSalon 2018 • Tags: Computers, Electricity, Energy, Future, Materials, Nanoscale, Science, Technology
Did you know that we have over one billion electronic switches in our smartphones? They switch one billion times per second, causing the phone to heat up and lose battery life. To prevent this from happening, Markus uses magnets – not the magnets we all know from our fridges, but nanomagnets, only a couple of [read more]
Using tiny magnets for computation | Markus Becherer | TEDxTUMSalon

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A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul
TEDxTUMSalon 2019 • Tags: Aircraft, Development, Engineering, Future, Innovation, Mobility, Product design, Sustainability, Technology, TEDx, Transportation, Travel
Everybody knows the discomfort of feeling cramped for several hours on a long-distance flight with no choice but wait for the aircraft to land. Annika Paul, working with an interdisciplinary research team, wants to tackle the complex challenge of improving the flying experience. Using a new business model, a new fuel option, and a new [read more]
A bold call for revolutionizing aviation | Annika Paul | TEDxTUMSalon

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