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July 13, 2011
3:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Bologna, 45

Dai segreti dei processi biologici nel nostro organismo alla costruzione culturali nella nostra società,

TEDGlobal 2011 sarà una celebrazione della vita in tutte le sue forme.
Cos'è la vita?
E come può essere vissuta meglio?
Vi invitiamo in un viaggio di mistero e di allettanti possibilità emozionante a TEDGlobal 2011.

Durante i quattro giorni, con più di 50 e più relatori, artisti provenienti da tutto il mondo, nella città di Edimburgo , vedremo chi siamo, cosa facciamo e come ci rapportiamo gli uni agli altri e ad altri organismi viventi.
Analizzeremo le tecnologie, le risorse e le competenze che rendono possibile la vita e andare avanti - e le molte cose che la rendono interessante, divertente ed utile. Esploreremo i temi che sono fondamentali per la nostra umanità, e quelli che la minacciano.
Si rilascerà il programma completo come sempre circa 5-6 settimane prima della conferenza. Alcune delle domande che si prenderà in considerazione durante lo sviluppo del TEDGlobal 2.011 programma:
Cosa vuol dire essere un bambino?
La vita è un gioco?
La vita è sintetica eccitante o terrificante?
Quanto siamo vicini a energia sostenibile?
Come funziona il controllo del cervello del corpo?
In che mondo vivremo domani?
Se i nostri sistemi sociali e politici riformabili?
Semplicità è andato per sempre?
Come sarà facile progettare virus letali?
Internet è la presa sulla nostra vita?
Qual è il punto dell'arte?
Che cosa significa essere coscienti?
Gli esseri umani possono essere amici e computer?
Che cosa rende una vita degna di essere vissuta?

Dalle 18:30 4 relatori italiani

Auditorium Enzo Biagi - Sala Borsa
Piazza Nettuno, 3
Bologna, 45, 40124
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Clarbruno Vedruccio

With an independent research project, he invented and patented the Bioscanner ®, an equipment for medical diagnostics commercially known as TRIMprob, an entirely innovative system for early diagnosis in oncology. It is precisely about this extraordinary technological tool that he will speak at the TEDxBologna conference. The Bioscanner ® , which has the CE label as a “system for non-invasive electro-diagnostics” and has been included in the Register of Medical Devices of the National Health Service, is used in about seventy public and private centres in various Italian regions and in ten countries abroad. Clarbruno Vedruccio graduated in Physics in the U.S.and obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.In 2004, by decree of the President of the Republic, the Navy awarded Vedruccio the rank of Commander, with a law that was applied for the first time to Guglielmo Marconi. In the Navy, he deals with various issues relating to radio-communications and electromagnetism. He serves in COMSUBIN (La Spezia), the elite combat frogman force, and, having joined the San Marco Regiment, he took part in the UN Peace Mission “Leontes” in Tibnin, Lebanon. In 2009 he received the licence which distinguishes the Marine riflemen of the San Marco Regiment, the Italian Marines. He has also worked as a consultant for the Civil Protection Department, doing research on electromagnetic fields and phenomena related to them; he is part of the Inter-institutional Working Group for the observation of the phenomena of Canneto di Caronia (ME). He is married to Dr. Carla Ricci, a scholar known for her research and publications on the figure of Mary Magdalene and women at the origin of Christianity, and who has joined him in the scientific and humanitarian adventure of Bioscanner ®.

Stefano Reyes

Stephen Reyes is the inventor of the method “PiazzEcortile” at the base of the Pedestrian Stop locations, ie the squares of the neighborhood. A proposal for architectural, urban and social places in the house as the road space of mediation between the inhabitants of a place. Engine of change and socio-economic rehabilitation In Bologna he attended art school and learned to experience the city as a large house whose rooms are the beautiful squares treets of the city. In 2008 he graduated in Architecture at the University of Ferrara, with a thesis on the design of neighborhood public spaces. In the mean time, he came closer to the Bolognese traditions of dance and folk festivals that are based on a deep ecological way thinking which is nowunknown to most. Stephen specializes in the design of public spaces, accessibility and participatory planning aimed at the search for social functions of balance and economy of the community. “At the basis of design research today, I am convinced that the key issue for our generation is that of social fragmentation. This used to exist mainly on a geographical basis, now that we seem to have overcome vast distances, the small ones are bigger than ever. ” In July 2010 he became President of the Association “Centotrecento”, which deals with culture and the design of shared spaces. The key concepts are: working for and with the inhabitants of a place, considering the presence of others as a resource, and finding – in the sharing of spaces and resources – economic, ecological and identity solutions for the inhabitants of a place.

Anna Tampieri

Anna Tampieri will surprise us with her many international patents: bones made from timber (“From Wood to Bone”, recognized in 2009 by Time Magazine as the 30th most important research project in the world), bone substitutes with magnetic properties, skulls. Anna will show the processes by which a material is obtained, starting from raw materials right up to human trials. She will also evaluate with us the improvements that this research can make to human life. She is currently head of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Finceramica SpA and scientific advisor to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. Since 2008 she has been a member of the ” Nanomedicine Platform” of the European Commission. Since 2011 she has been an affiliate member of the Senior Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, Texas, where she is a consultant in the Science of Materials for regenerative medicine

Marco Astorri

Marco Astorri,along with his friend and colleague, Guy Cicognani, is the creator the future of plastic, a plastic that can dissolve in water within 40 days, two months, and occurring without even a drop of oil, but the leftovers of the sugar. A great saving of time and money, right? “The great inventions start from the observation of small phenomena”. For example, the idea of bio-plastics occurred to Marco Astorri in 2006, when he saw a piece of plastic left on a mountain meadow, “was not a pretty sight to see all those little rectangles of colored plastic on the green meadows, and know that they would remain there for thousands of years if no one had collected” says Astorri. That’s how he and his friend Guy Cicognani decided to create their own bio-plastic Minerv – a PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate), a polymer made from sugar beet and dairy products – which should go into production in 2012. PHA is produced naturally and biodegrades without polluting and without leaving traces, it is the first biodegradable plastic produced from industrial waste, and could therefore be the solution to creating new plastic without using oil. This type of biodegradation of polymers is the ‘future’ of global biodegradability. The amazing thing – almost as much as their invention – is that neither Astorri nor Cicognani are scientists: Astorri has trained as a graphic designer, while Cicognani studied chemistry at university but never graduated. This story is obviously only just beginning.

Organizing team


Bologna (Italy), Italy
  • Ines La Scala
    Sponsor Manager
  • Ana Beaven
  • Andrea Barghigiani
  • Maria Chiara Cacciani
    Creative Director
  • Alessia Paolillo