Theme: Of The Goodness Of Life
September 21st, 2014
Venue and Details
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Post Shameerpet Mandal
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About this event
The 2014 edition will celebrate the Goodness of Life. All things small and big that make life good and worth living. The amazing speakers being invited to the event will speak on a broad range of topics like technology, art, education etc.
Dr. Baile Zhang is Assistant Professor of Physics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from MIT, following his B.S. degree in 2003 and M. S. degree in 2006 from Tsinghua University in Beijing, all majored in Electrical Engineering. Between 2009 to 2011 he was a Post-doctoral Associate with the BioSyM Research Group at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre in Singapore. His recent invention of a macroscopic invisibility cloak using simple methods was voted as the 4th place of “Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2010” by Physics World, and as the 57th place of "Top 100 Stories of 2011" by Discover Magazine. He is a recipient of MIT Technology Review TR35 Global Young Innovators Award in 2012. He is also a TED fellow of TED2013 class.
Sey Min is a multi-disciplinary interactive designer, who's interest is in dealing with live data sets in various media formats. She makes projects that reimagine how humans relate to technologies, to societies and cities, and to environments. Combining elements of environmentology, visual art, programming and storytelling, her projects range from building a real time interactive information graphics system for a music club(2007) to proposing a boundlessness open gallery exhibition system (2010). She also worked on developing ocean pollution cleaning system, especially oil spills effects to our lives and ecology. Recently, she has worked on the project of 'how to re-define city' with urban data. She is the founder and organizer of randomwalks.org(www.randomwalks.org), which is half profit/none-profit media art studio in korea. Her art works have been shown at Art Center in Seoul, Lift conference experience, and have appeared on CNN Asia, Lift09, and aliceOn.net. Sey Min received a M.F.A. in the interactive media from Pratt institute, 2004 and recently worked at MIT SENSEable City Lab, as an urban information design researcher.
"World's Youngest Headmaster“, an Indian student and teacher from Murshidabad, West Bengal. The school that he runs is an outdoor school and counts a total of 10 teachers - all of them students at nearby school or college - who volunteer to teach. In 2009, Babar Ali won a prize from the program Real Heroes of the Indian English news channel CNN IBN for his work and was awarded the NDTV Indian of the year award.
Gitanjali is ABT (Arts Based Therapist) and an ABT Guide for Bangalore and South India. She uses multi arts forms while working with children and adults with special needs.While working with children in learning centres and with youth in colleges, she found the strength of integrating creative processes into learning. Gitanjali worked with an inclusive set-up, taking care of special children in inclusive environments. She set-up the first ABT Centre for special needs children in Bangalore. She is also an Internship guide at the Indian Society for Training and Development. Gitanjali is one among two artists to be awarded the Artist’s Grant 2014 for the ‘Art in Education Program’ by the India Foundation for the Arts . At the Global Ethics Forum's 'My Choice for Equality' Recognition 2014, she has been recognised by Global Ethics Forum and Indian Institute of Management , for being an individual who has stood up against inequality and taken action towards establishing a more equal, impartial and fair world.