TED Community » Sebastian Betti

About Me

I live in Argentina and as a software engineer, I work for Petrobras. I teach UX at university and practice my story telling skills as a curator of TEDxPESA. I love to be part of the TED and TEDx communities because it let me cross borders and address issues from different perspectives, in a friendly, pluricentric and multipolar way, while knowing meaningful people and sealing friendships in the process.

Location:
Argentina, Buenos Aires
Current organization:
Petrobras Energia SA
Current role:
Lead Developer
Gender:
Male
Areas of expertise:
Software Engineering, Usability & Interaction Design
I am:
Engineer
Associations:
ISOC Argentina, PETROBRAS
Languages:
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, English
My website links:
LinkedIn Page, Facebook Page
Universities:
UNICEN, Tandil, Argentina
TED conferences attended:
TEDGlobal 2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2011, TEDGlobal 2010

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I'm passionate about

Culture

An idea worth spreading

* Creativity. The power of global brainstorming comes from creating a safe place where people with different ideas can share, blend, and extend their diverse knowledge.
Suggested reading:
-- Alex Osborn's Applied Imagination
-- Andrew Hargadon's How Breakthroughs Happen

* Software Quality. Non-computational factors affecting software quality are often related to human psychology issues.

Talk to me about

-- Information and Semiotic Engineering
-- Usability and Accesibility
-- Architecture and Design
-- Digital Ethnography
-- Anthropology
-- Ethnoludology

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  • TEDCred score: +4295.10 TEDCred reflects your contribution to the TED community.

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    A reply on Conversation: 'TEDfriend/colleague finder' - Your opinion required.

    Jan 27 2012: This reminds me of something called infodipity (information + serendipity). I've first known about this sort of social experiment in TEDxBogotá.
    A brief explanation of the concept, here: http://bit.ly/bLzs3R
  • A comment on Conversation: What is Creativity?

    Jan 6 2012: For me creativity has to do with challenging the common sense, with experimenting a sense of self challenge, it has to do with the inventive thinking, with the fun spirit of play, with a positive nonconformity, with a desire to see things differently for the sake of it. I see it as a way to explore and exercise our innate curiosity, a way to experiment a deep feeling of discovery, a way to cope with uncertainty and ambiguity, a desire to questioning others and ourselves in search of wonder, a way to 'domesticate' the unexpected.

    Related link:
    http://creativity.stanford.edu/
  • A reply on Conversation: Generar un cambio de conciencia en la gente atacando a la vergüenza para aplicar buenas prácticas en el cuidado del medio ambiente

    Jan 2 2012: Llego unos días tarde a esta discusión pero me resulta interesante también esto de «el cambio real está en no producir aquello que contamina». Me recuerda una frase de un libro de Martín Caparrós -escritor argentino- titulado "Contra el cambio" que plantea una posición "políticamente incorrecta" sobre el tema del cambio climático. En ese libro él expresa una visión crítica sobre los intereses económicos y políticos que él sostiene hay detrás del tema y en un momento dice: "En general el desastre en nuestras sociedades nunca vino de un hecho que las arruinara, sino de la construcción que las sustenta".
    Y lo de las campañas hermosas pero superficiales me recuerda a una tipificación que aparece en el mismo libro, que son lo que él llama los «ecololós». Hace una distinción entre los ecologistas y los ecololós, porque según dice estos últimos han encontrado una manera cool de ser conservadores: la ecología. Lo interesante del planteo de Gustavo, como yo lo veo, es que nos invita a pensar en qué cosas podemos hacer para ser más ecologistas y menos ecololós.
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    A reply on Conversation: Generar un cambio de conciencia en la gente atacando a la vergüenza para aplicar buenas prácticas en el cuidado del medio ambiente

    Jan 2 2012: Muy interesante esta referencia al trabajo de Jaime Lerner. Recuerdo que hace un tiempo dio una charla en TEDxBuenosAires sobre cómo pensar una ciudad. Dejo el enlace por si les interesa la charla: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXGY0X-wdjI
  • A comment on Conversation: How can I create a Aha moment during my crowd sourced TED talk?

    Dec 9 2011: I'd like to start mentioning a wonderful advice on how to make a great TEDTalk [1], by June Cohen. She enumerated a few elements: 1) Tell something new, maybe not the topic, but what's the fresh take, the new angle on an old topic; 2) Evoke contagious emotions – something that makes us want to share with friends and relatives; 3) Tell a story; 4) Be personal; 5) Don't loose the audience -- jargon, etc; 6) Start strong; 7) Focus in; 8) Think globally; 9) Practice – rehersal

    Thinking about it, I remember not an aha moment but an “Ahn moment”, from a TEDx Talk by Luis von Ahn, at TEDxRioDeLaPlata in Buenos Aires. He was talking about crowdsourcing and captchas:

    -- people spend 500,000 hours daily completing captchas;
    -- by using this effort –said von Ahn—we are digitizing about 100 million words a day, that is two million books a year

    Then he said “Now, I want to translate the whole Internet. How? I want 100 million people working online for free.”

    As insanely naif as it sounded he then added: "900 million people helped us digitize books through captcha, more than 10 percent of humanity."

    And then he explained that all this expectation, the driving force behind this expected behavior, has to do with our innate desire of learning new languages, and said that in his vision it can be done "for free" via crowdsourcing.

    In this case, I think, the aha moment came from the fact that it sounds crazy but it’s completely feasible based on current evidence.

    Maybe you can show the audience how feasible your point is with one example.

    Related video:
    [1] TEDx@TEDGlobal - June Cohen - What Makes A Great TED Talk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVDfWfUSBIM
  • A reply on Conversation: What do organized communities achieve more efficiently than government? What could they achieve?"

    Oct 7 2011: Well, I think that motivators should also embody emotionally appealing fantasies of the collective imaginery in order to be effective... I'll check the transportation iniciatives you mentioned...
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    A reply on Conversation: What do organized communities achieve more efficiently than government? What could they achieve?"

    Oct 7 2011: I think much of the motivation to be engaged and collaborate depends on the community's motivation to achieve a goal. The government could provide tools designed to achieve goals that meet the needs alreeady present in these communities. Or, even better, they should provide tools such as citizens can easily create their own social goals and encourage others to engage in them.
  • A reply on Conversation: Can fictional superheroes provide positive role models in childrenâs lives?

    Sep 13 2011: It's a great way to tackle and the otherness and the empathy toward the different others. I like it!
  • A comment on Conversation: Can fictional superheroes provide positive role models in childrenâs lives?

    Sep 13 2011: Maybe, your fictional superheroes can help to teach perspectives and as Raghava KK said, when you teach perspectives you put the childrens in the shoes of someone who is different from them.
    That way you can convey the intended message of generosity, mercy, foresight and wisdom.
    In that spirit, I think that it contributes to provide a positive role model.
  • A reply on Conversation: How can we make technology more friendly to people in their old age?

    Aug 20 2011: Interesting idea, Jim and Jeroen. Count me in for collaborating on this effort.
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