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A violin meets a loop station | Gustavo Strauß
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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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Tap dance | Sema Karakurt & Urs Jandl
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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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Why shit matters | Christoph Lüthi
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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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Are we victims of our senses? | Ilona Grunwald Kadow
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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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How drawing helps you think | Ralph Ammer
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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 we need a human-scale energy system | Justus Schütze
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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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What fruit flies can teach us about muscle disease | Maria Spletter
TEDxTUM 2018 • Topics: 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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Mega events and the developing world | James Mister
TEDxTUM 2014 • Topics: 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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