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This event occurred on
August 5, 2011
7:00pm - 10:00pm KST
(UTC +9hrs)
Seoul, 11
South Korea

TEDxMyeongDong event focused on 'Visualize&Socialize' as a theme. As we all know, How to show your ideas are as much important as what you show at TED or TEDx which is limited to 18 minutes. So visualization is a key on that. Also, the meaning of socializing with others is how to tie with others based on common interests. Our plan to socialize was started from the applications from the audience. We analyzed the audience through their Facebook and Twitter. And we calculated how many common interests they have had among the participants. So we could find a link among participants who had common interests. Before our event we sent meal and SMS to let them know who would be good to meet through our analyzation. So we made a face wall based on photos which were from the participants. On the photos we put QRcode included the detail of the each participant. So this event was the best example how we can implement the environment to socialize with participants. In some cases even better than TED because the number of the audience were small.

Sogong-dong, Jung-gu
Namdaemoon-ro 2ga 130
Seoul, 11, 100-070
South Korea
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Sey Min

Sey Min (b. 1975) 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, 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 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.

Jongwhan Lee

Jongwhan is a teacher and an inventor. He is teaching students in elementary school. He used a robot to make students interested in science and technology. He has a remarkable teaching skill to raise how children can be collaborated in a game with robots that they built. As an inventor, he has invented several items that makes something more convenient. For an example, he built a special ramp to be connected to our nose. It was magical if you saw it at the first. And that thing was usually used in his class to make an interest for children. We need an interest for learning. So he has invented to create a new way to teach.

Organizing team


Seoul, South Korea
  • Seungjoon Kang
    Operation Manager