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Theme: The Stuff of Life

Daejeon, South Korea
July 13th, 2011

About this event

TEDxKAIST Live will be an event created around the live stream of TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland. We will be watching Day 2, sessions 4 through 7 of the conference, in real time via live streaming.

Our event will include refreshments and discussion between sessions.

For more information on TEDGlobal, the speakers and the theme check here: conferences.ted.com/TEDGlobal2011

Speakers listed below are all via streaming only, there will be no live speakers at our event at KAIST.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Niall Ferguson
    History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. (Hint: Politics and money explain a lot.)
  • Tim Harford
    Tim Harford's writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences.
  • Yasheng Huang
    Yasheng Huang asks us to rethink our ideas about China and other large emerging economies. Lately he’s been asking, Does democracy hinder or promote economic growth?
  • Robin Ince
    The rational-minded Robin Ince conducts live experiments in comedy.
  • Josette Sheeran
    Our generation is the first in history with enough resources to eradicate hunger worldwide. And Josette Sheeran, head of the UN World Food Programme, has a plan.
  • Elizabeth Murchison
    Elizabeth Murchison studies a mysterious (and contagious) cancer that threatens to wipe out Tasmanian devils.
  • Svante Paabo
    Svante Paabo explores human genetic evolution by analyzing DNA extracted from ancient sources, including mummies, an Ice Age hunter and the bone fragments of Neanderthals.
  • Mark Pagel
    Using biological evolution as a template, Mark Pagel wonders how languages evolve.
  • Matt Ridley
    Matt Ridley argues that, through history, the engine of human progress and prosperity has been, and is, "ideas having sex with each other."
  • Karol Boudreaux
    Karol Boudreaux studies economies as if they were genomes, languages, cells -- entities that create a spontaneous order out of many small variables.
  • Joe Castillo
    Drawing with his finger through a screen of sand, Joe Castillo makes fluid lines that cohere into characters that become stories.
  • Cynthia Kenyon
    When it comes to aging well, having “good genes” (or rather, mutant ones) is key, says Cynthia Kenyon. She unlocked the genetic secret of longevity in roundworms — and now she’s working to do the same for humans.
  • Misha Glenny
    Journalist Misha Glenny leaves no stone unturned (and no failed state unexamined) in his excavation of criminal globalization.
  • Ben Goldacre
    Ben Goldacre writes "Bad Science" -- unpicking dodgy scientific claims made by scaremongering journalists, dubious government reports, evil pharmaceutical corporations, PR companies and quacks.
  • Mikko Hypponen
    As computer access expands, Mikko Hypponen asks: What's the next killer virus, and will the world be able to cope with it?
  • Pamela Meyer
    Pamela Meyer thinks we’re facing a pandemic of deception, but she’s arming people with tools that can help take back the truth.
  • Eddi Reader
    In her warm, glorious voice, Eddi Reader sings thoughtful songs about love, longing and introspection.
  • Karen Tse
    In too many countries, it's still normal to torture prisoners for confessions and information. Karen Tse works to end that.
  • Péter Fankhauser
    Péter Fankhauser is the leader of a team of students working on Rezero, a robot that balances on a single sphere.
  • Sheril Kirshenbaum
    Biologist Sheril Kirshenbaum is the author of The Science of Kissing, which explores one of humanity's fondest pastimes.
  • Jae Rhim Lee
    Artist Jae Rhim Lee re-imagines the relationships between the body and the world.
  • Alice Russell
    With her sultry voice chock-full of soul power, Alice Russell is a force of nature. If you've heard her cover of "Seven Nation Army" -- well, then you know.
  • Marco Tempest
    A magician and illusionist for the 21st century, Marco Tempest blends cutting-edge technology with the flair and showmanship of Houdini.
  • Daniel Wolpert
    A neuroscientist and engineer, Daniel Wolpert studies how the brain controls the body.

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Venue and Details

KAIST, N25 ID Building, CIDR Lab 320
373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon, 305-701
South Korea

Event Type (what is this?) TEDGlobal2011 Simulcast (TEDxLive)

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Mark Whiting
Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, South Korea

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Doyeon Kwak
Jiwon Lee