Reimagine...Saving the World!
The Crimson Fist watches over the Castleberry Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, making sure to stay on the lookout for criminal activity and individuals in need of aid. He partners with the residents of Castleberry Hills and local police to better his community one patrol at a time. He will speak on how to save the world in 7 billion easy steps.
Monica Campana is the co-founder of Living Walls, the City Speaks, street art evangelist, and advocate for positive change in Atlanta. Her own journey from artist to advocate has given her a unique perspective, and has allowed her to use art to break new ground in urban spaces. And she's going to be telling us about it at TEDxGeorgiaTech 2014!
Reimagine...How We Remember America’s History of Racial Violence!
Cameron McWhirter is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and in the past has worked for several news organizations including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Detroit News. McWhirter has been awarded a Thomas J. Watson fellowship for research in Eritrea and the Sudan, and a Nieman fellowship at Harvard University. His talk will explore how we are just now re-exploring sometimes painful periods of racial violence in the US, and how historians are reimagining this historic space.
Charlie Bennett was born in New York and raised in Virginia before moving to Atlanta to study at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After earning degrees in Economics and Science, Technology, and Culture (STAC), he stayed with the school and became an academic librarian at the Georgia Tech Library. He co-hosts the "one-and-only research-library rock'n'roll radio show" Lost in the Stacks on WREK Atlanta and produces the irreverent podcast "Consilience With Pete and Charlie" about the intersection of science and the humanities.
Michael Flanigan is a serial entrepreneur, Georgia Tech Alumni, and Georgia native. He's had a range of experiences from getting contracts for redevelopment work in Haiti to helping run a co-working space. Currently he's a co.founder at covello, on the board of a few startups, connects lots of people, and bakes a lot of banana bread.
Cedric Stallworth has been an administrator of educational programs at Georgia Tech for the past twenty years. He presently serves as Assistant Dean in the College of Computing for Outreach, Enrollment and Community. Since becoming Assistant Dean in 2006, Cedric has held the positions of Lecturer, Research Scientist and Instructor. He is dedicated to motivating the creativity of students by exposing them to numerous opportunities and possibilities that computing provides.