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Theme: Human Creativity and Planetary Equilibrium

This event occurred on
January 11, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Clarity comes from seeking insights, questioning beneath the surface to greater understanding and realizing possibilities for the good of all. Gravity stabilizes planetary life and action.

TEDxLAMiracleMile will present an event that brings together cross-disciplinary speakers to speak about these topics, their relevancy to the work they do, and how this work can lead to practical benefits for local communities.

WeWork Hollywood
7083 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90028
United States
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Kazi Pitelka

Kazi Pitelka is a professional musician and passionate gardener. Her career as a professional violist has included 20 years as principal viola of the Los Angeles Opera, performing on film and movie soundtracks, and working with such disparate artists as Frank Sinatra, Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo and Prince. She has been growing food in southern California for 33 years with her gardening, cooking, preserving and animal husbandry featured in the Los Angeles Times and Pasadena Star News, and on Evan Kleiman's "Good Food" on KCRW. Her search for successful varieties and methods for southern California is energized by the satisfaction of watching food grow; the assurance of quality in meat and eggs, and the pleasure of combining colors, textures, and flavors in the kitchen.

Kreigh Hampel

Kreigh Hampel tells the stories that are hidding in our garbage cans. Since 2003 he has served as the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Burbank and now oversees the City’s zero waste programs. He is a graduate of the UCLA Municipal Waste Management Program and has worked with nonprofit and public agencies on urban forestry, school gardens, solar energy, home composting, bicycle transportation, and Extended Producer Responsibility He draws on natural designs, simplicity and community involvement to move beyond conventional waste management frameworks and engage restorative designs.

Amanda Rose

Amanda Rose, Ph.D. has a degree in political science and a minor in statistical analysis from Indiana University at Bloomington with publications in strategic political behavior. She works as an analyst for California social service agencies and authored the book "Rebuild From Depression: A Nutrient Guide." Rose lives on a five acre homestead in California's Sequoia National Forest and advocates for consumer "free choice" of food.

Jonathan Vos Post

Jonathan Vos Post has been a Professor of Mathematics at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. His first degrees in Mathematics and English Literature, were from Caltech in 1973. He has been, also, a Professor of Astronomy at Cypress College in Orange County, California; Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Los Angeles; and Professor of English Composition at Pasadena City College. He is a widely published author of Science Fiction, Science, Poetry, Mathematics, Drama, and other fields. In his so-called spare time, he wins elections for local political offices and produced operas, as Secretary of Euterpe Opera Theatre.

Organizing team


Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Molly Tobin
    Associate Producer
  • Heather Rinne