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TEDxAuckland 2014: 18 Hours of Awesomeness

TEDxAuckland ran from 10am to 6.00pm on Saturday 16 Aug 2014: 8.0 hours of awesomeness.   But my day started at 6am because I drove up from Tauranga for it, and got back home at midnight. I'm still counting the 5 hours driving because those were awesome too. I...

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Can you help put together a TEDx event in Hamilton or Rotorua?

Hi! During TEDxTauranga on Saturday I talked to several people from Hamilton that were interested in putting a team together to make a TEDx event in Hamilton. I also talked to a few people from Rotorua who wanted a TEDx event for Rotorua. To help get both of these...

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TEDxTauranga 2014: How did the 2nd TEDx event in Tauranga go?

Well, well, well, what can I say about yesterday’s TEDx Tauranga Event?  Nothing other than AWESOME would be the only answer!! I know that we organisers had one heck of a great time seeing 9 months of work come to fabulous fruition, and it looked to me like the...

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TED Talk: Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy

What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to capture its “loneliness, longevity, grim thrill” — that is, says Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation she scours pages from literature to show how...

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TED Talk: Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space — and built...

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TED Talk: Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music

Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual...

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