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Mega events and the developing world | James Mister
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Climate Change, Culture, Development/Philanthropy, Economics, Germany, Global issues, International Affairs, Politics, Public Policy, Social Justice, Sustainability, Urban Planning
According to the World Health Organization, already more than half of the world’s population is living in urban areas, and this percentage is expected to continuously increase. Passionate about urbanization in developing countries and the challenges it presents, James Mister analyses how mega events such as the world cup play a catalyzing role in these [read more]
Mega events and the developing world | James Mister | TEDxTUM

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Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Band, Entertainment
Peak to Peak perform a classic, melodic, acoustic set. They play their own songs on the TEDxTUM stage, bringing pop music to a new level to realize its full potential. Peak to Peak are a newcomer band from Munich. Usually their songs combine electronic sounds with guitar and drums to create a powerful yet poetic [read more]
Acoustic Performance | Peak to Peak | TEDxTUM

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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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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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How do we learn from failure? | Dean Shepherd
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Business, Career/Life Development, Germany, Performance, Psychology
We often hear that failure is the mother of success. However, it is rarely discussed how we go from the emotional turmoil caused by failure to the learning process. Through deeply personal stories and his extensive research on entrepreneurship, Dean Shepherd sheds light on this process for both individuals and organizations, and encourages us to [read more]
How do we learn from failure? | Dean Shepherd | 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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Are you living the life you want to live? | Taz Alam
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Career, Exploration, Life, Life Development, Self, Self improvement, Self-help
“Work, eat, sleep, repeat – the average 21st-century routine.” One of Taz’s biggest fears is to settle for the life handed to you and submit to merely existing instead of truly living. While trying to find her way in life, she discovered her passion for spoken word poetry. She shares her journey of leaving behind [read more]
Are you living the life you want to live? | Taz Alam | TEDxTUM

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There can be no human 2.0 without a humanity 2.0 | Philipp Reisinger
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Biomedical Engineering, Culture, German, Germany, Humanities, Medicine, Religion, Social Justice, Sociology, Spirituality
Are we ready as a species to face the increasing possibility of human-enhancing technologies becoming part of our society? In a thought-provoking talk, Philipp Reisinger, philosopher, theologian and future analyst, takes us on a reflective journey on what society could do to prepare itself for the disruptions that will be brought by these technologies. Philipp [read more]
There can be no human 2.0 without a humanity 2.0 | Philipp Reisinger | TEDxTUM

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Design beyond the shape | Benoit Jacob
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Climate Change, Computer Science, Design, Germany, Lifestyle, Sustainability
What if the key to sustainable design lies in the people and not just in the shape and aesthetics of the product? In his fascinating work as an automotive designer, Benoit Jacob shows that modern design includes more than just beauty that the eye can see. Benoit Jacob is Head of Design for BMW i [read more]
Design beyond the shape | Benoit Jacob | TEDxTUM

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The Perfect Fit – Individualized, Fashionable, 3D-printed Prosthetics | Manuel Opitz
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: 3D Technology, Entrepreneurship, Fashion, Future, Health, Medicine, Printing, Prosthetics, Start´-up, Technology
9 out of 10 people do not get the prosthetic device they need to be mobile. Highly trained experts are needed to design tailor-made, perfectly fitting devices. Unfortunately, there are only a few of these experts out there, which means that tailored prosthetics are expensive and inaccessible for many people. Manuel Opitz tells us how [read more]
The Perfect Fit - Individualized, Fashionable, 3D-printed Prosthetics | Manuel Opitz | 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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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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A health system that works for everybody | Sabine Kobayter
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Big problems, Design, Disease, Empathy, Government, Health, Life, Public health, Public Policy, Research, Society, Vaccines
Most of us feel perfectly comfortable going to their doctor to get treatment. But does our healthcare system really cover everyone? Sabine Kobayter spent months immersed into the world of injected drug users to analyze their needs to treat Hepatitis C, a potentially deadly, but curable disease. She shares with us her journey of expanding [read more]
A health system that works for everybody | Sabine Kobayter | 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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Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Cancer, Communication, Community, Death, Education, Family, Humor, Life, Science
Comedy is a way to show our humanity. Comedy makes people listen. Have you ever tried to get a physicist to talk about their academic research at a stand-up night? Jessamyn uses comedy to communicate difficult topics, and humanize things which can be hard to talk about. She tells us how comedy has influenced her [read more]
Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield | TEDxTUM

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How to Change the World With Courage, Intuition and Action | Kai Stuht
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Activism, Art, Career, Decision making, Life, Life Development, Photography, Self, Self improvement
Kai didn’t have an easy life, but his experiences taught him how important it is to hold on to your dreams, even if it takes time and hard work to fulfill them. Following his intuition, Kai taught himself photography, landing jobs and working for the likes of Jan Ullrich and Linkin Park, and reached what [read more]
How to Change the World With Courage, Intuition and Action | Kai Stuht | TEDxTUM

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