Some of the brightest minds in the state will be discussing what it means to explore, what we explore and why. There will be a selection of thirteen local speakers and selected talks from TED 2013.
We’ll feature some of the best talks from TED2013 and give you an update on the TEDPrize. Here are our confirmed live speakers:
Will Tamblyn & Gavin Smith, Open Volumetric: 3D holographic visualisation
Building a robot with a holographic head, before holographic projectors existed.
Kiera Lindsey, Lecturer in Australian History & Australian Studies, University of South Australia: Exploration tropes
How tropes of expectation and approach, discovery and disappointment, mystery and knowing are inherent to the concept of exploration.
Lucas Lovell: Exploring the Gobi Desert
Being forced to explore personal capacity and connect with the natural world in one of the world’s most stimulating environments
Alan Cooper, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide: Using ancient DNA to track the impacts of human evolution on our bacteria and our health
Kirsty Stark, Wastelander Panda: Exploring Opportunities Online
Moira Deslandes: Resignation
Lessons from the inside, exploring the frontier of resignation.
Larissa McGowan, Choreographer
Mike Lee, South Australian Museum and School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide: Technological change and alien encounters: Lessons from the fossil record
What will our world be like 100 years from now? What will aliens look like? The history of life on earth, as preserved in the fossil record, provides some disconcerting answers.
Peter Burdon, School of Law, University of Adelaide: Wild Law
Law perpetuates the ecological crisis and needs to be radically reconfigured to facilitate a viable human presence on the Earth.
Travis TJ Ranson: Parkour
Tim Jarvis: Shackleton’s adventure
Sarah Agnew: On grace and humanity
The gift of story is an invitation into grace and healing, as we explore the human experience together.