Semin Choi

High School Student, Cheongshim International Academy
Seoul, South Korea

About Semin

Bio

I believe that the practice creating leads to the ultimate goal of mankind. We, humans, learn history to avoid mistakes we have already made and to create and develop novel ideas. Game producer/director is what I currently aim for. Game, despite the preconceptions of several people, can actually be a form of art. It delivers message, has story, includes music, shows graphic designs, etc. But I do not want to limit myself in a single category. I like to write scenarios, draw illustrations. Composing music and programming are also matters that I want to learn. I want to change minds of the people who say "Amusement such as music, comic books, and games are useless." To be a creator, I should be able to deliver my ideas precisely to many others. That leads to the importance of communication. That is why I am also interested in presentations and communities. For the modern world, which changes everyday, I must strive to achieve my goals.

Languages

English, Japanese, Korean

Areas of Expertise

PowerPoint & Keynote Graphics, Speech and Drama, Musical Artist - Singer, Leadership, Simple Innovations

An idea worth spreading

Everybody has their own stories. Either directly or indirectly, their philosophies and ideas are delivered through their creations. What they create depict those people themselves. I respect their stories and creations, and also believe that creations change the world. Consider Steve Jobs of the company Apple. Although it is a controversial issue whether he was a great leader or not, most of people would agree that him and his company, Apple, had lead to significant changes in the world. Some people feel shy while presenting whatever they created, but that should be avoided. Presenting ideas and what they have created is related to facing themselves. It makes them realize who really they are and leads to the "evolution". Ones who can present their "stories" will be the ones who can influence the world.

I'm passionate about

Drawing illustrations and comics, and writing stories. Designing PPTs to convey ideas. Planning projects and events.

Talk to me about

Through simple and concise presentations, I inspire and influence people. As one privileged teenager, it is my duty and responsibility to do so. If anyone wants to share your story, talk to me.

People don't know I'm good at

I am actually quite good at drawing illustrations, not like the renaissance artists but more similar to Japanese games and mangas.

My TED story

I first met TED in my school. One of my seniors organized TEDx event, and back then I was fascinated by the idea. I was one of the organizes of that event, and I certainly enjoyed the process of preparation. That made me to search numerous TED and TEDx speeches, and they also surprised me with overflowing ideas. I still thank for that senior for introducing TED to me, and I would like to carry on his ideas and develop more.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Semin Choi
Posted almost 4 years ago
Sarah Kaminsky: My father the forger
Everyone has his or her hero, who inspires and guide others. Though, so many people idolize their heroes that they almost portray their heroes to the level of god... In this talk, I was able to see her father's life vividly. Her tale was so impressive, and so mesmerizing. Thank you for giving me such a great experience.
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Semin Choi
Posted almost 4 years ago
Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net
His idea and solution for the current computer virus crisis were logical and brilliant enough; however, I personally oppose to the scheme. I used Windows Vista 2 months before, and I realized that Windows operating system really had a serious problems not only within the system itself, but also from the reality of monopolized operating system. Now I changed my laptop. It seems that Mac OS is satisfactory alternatives for the people who suffers from the computer viruses, if they endure some difficulties. Giving consumers the free open choices in selecting operating system would be sufficient solution for such problems. Enforcing the legislature and empowering the international police... might be plausible, but I doubt that such coercive solution may be adequate for our network society.
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Semin Choi
Posted almost 4 years ago
Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better
This is Mr.Treasure's second speech in TED. As a sound expert, a peculiar job for one to engage on, he again talks about sounds. 3 minutes of introduction was quite redundant; I thought that he wanted to emphasize or paraphrase his previous presentation. After I listened to five ways to retune our listening habit, I started to consider it as essential part. My favorite part-when Mr.Treasure talked about the daily sounds, or noises, we call. Rhythmic sound of laundry machine and other noises of home appliances disturb me... but well, he says we can find the rhythm from it... maybe I'll give it a try. Yes, I agree on his idea that the problem is on our consciousness, and through refining our concentration we can alter the way we perceive various sounds. It is problem of adaptation. His conclusion is quite general and cliched, but still, it gives inspiration to me.
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Semin Choi
Posted almost 4 years ago
Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace
His speech is full of passion. I seldom see the people who fails on their project or plans because their passion surpasses their rationale and preparation, and I always thought that the foundations are needed to start up a venture. But in this case, wow, Jeremy's passion is just opening significant possibilities... yes, he gives me inspiration. I can still hear his trembling voice.
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Semin Choi
Posted about 4 years ago
Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead
Fascinating. Many things are changing, but it is still the belief which connects the people and sustains the relationships. The tool of leadership may vary, but the pure context of leadership is absolute. Definitely Gen.McCrystal is talking about the pure 'leadership'.