Sinchon

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Theme: Cabinet of Curiosities

Seoul, South Korea
May 25th, 2013

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"Cabinet of Curiosities, 당신이 지나치고 있는 것들이 바꾸는 세상"

당신이 보고 느끼는 세상은 당신이 선택적으로 ‘인식’한 결과물입니다.
당신의 호기심 또한 당신의 인식이 만들어내는 본능입니다.

인류는 지금까지 인식과 호기심, 행동과 변화라는 큰 패러다임 속에서 성장해왔습니다. "Cabinet of Curiosities"는 17세기 유럽에서
신대륙을 발견한 이후 귀족들이 진기한 물건들을 모아놓은방이라는 의미로, 근대 박물관의 전신입니다. 새로운 대상에 대한 호기심을 모아 연구하면서 지식을 쌓고 공유하던 이 곳은 유익하고 새로운 지식의 평등한 공유를 추구하는 TED의 정신과 잘 어울립니다.

누구나 떠올릴 수 있고 어쩌면 우리도 이미 생각해봤을지도 모르는 단순한 물음표들을 진지하게 인식하고 행동으로 옮긴 사람들은
어떤 사람들이었을까요? 세상에 대해 그들이 느낀 호기심은 어떤 것이었을까요? 세상을 바꾸는 크고 작은 호기심들과 호기심을 행동으로 옮긴 연사들의 다양한 이야기를 들어보려고 합니다.

당신이 바라보는 세상, 당신의 호기심은 무엇인가요?

"Cabinet of Curiosities; a world changed through the things you pass by"

The world you see and feel is the result of your selective perception.
Your curiosity is an instinct also created by your perception.

Mankind has progressed within an encompassing paradigm of perception and curiosity, action and change. “Cabinet of Curiosities” refers to a room where aristocrats gathered stuff they found interesting in the seventeenth century in Europe, following the discovery of the New World. Many museums started this way. This place where knowledge was accumulated and shared along with doing research driven by curiosities about new subjects runs concurrent to TED’s spirit of sharing cutting-edge and beneficial ideas.

Who were those people that took questions which anyone could’ve come up with, even people like me and you, seriously and took action? What were the curiosities they had about the world? We want to listen to curiosities that changed the world, no matter how big or small, and to the stories of speakers who put them into action.

What is your world and what are your curiosities?

Confirmed Speakers

  • Kwon, Ohyun & Jang, Eunji
    DCG Project Manager & DCG Designer // "Obilivion" Kwon Ohyun is a project manager in DCG who addressed lectures in Sogang University, Ajou University, Hongik University, Jeju University, Chungbuk University, and Suwon’s Women University about the Law of Teaching and Presentation. Also, he was a speaker at Korea’s National Museum, SK’s Foundation for Happiness Distribution, and Recruiting Team. He lectured about Evernotes. Jang Eunji is DCG’s designer. She published her own book which is about her voyage to Jeju island. The book is named “Traveling Drawing Book that is Made Together”. Currently, she is working on establishing DCG’s Prezi, IDENTITY DESIGN, and the Culture Place, DARAK PROJECT. There is a man who is capable of fluently delivering his ideas in front of a majority of people. And a woman who expresses her imaginations through drawing beautiful lines and colors. The two people met in Jeju Island incidently, and they realized that they found ‘something’ that they forgotten for a long time. It was a coalition of a lecturer and the artist. "Language and Art" is like looking at the same area from a different perspective and position. Jang Eunji’s impromptu demonstration of art is prepared for the upcoming event. Evidence it yourself at TEDxSinchon’s 7 th event, "The Cabinet of Curiosities"!
  • Chang, Minyoung
    The creative director of DEMIN, CJ O Shopping BASIC A+G Design Director Everyone is always interested in fashion, and we bet a large number of our audience would be excited to learn more about designer as a job, runway and the glamorous world of fashion in general. The celebrated director of DEMIN and the hottest designer of Korea at the moment, Chang Minyoung, will give us the insider story on fashion at TEDxSinchon’s 7th event! What does your fashion (and the clothes you’re wearing) say? Do you think fashion is too complicated or too far-off to be personally related to you? All your questions and curiosities will be answered at Cabinet of Curiosities – the 7th event of TEDxSinchon.
  • Kim, Kiho
    Chef "The Globalization of the Korean Cuisine, The Sophistication of the Korean Cuisine" Chef Kim Kiho is the person who introduced molecule cooking into the korean cuisine. Currently, he is in charge of a restaurant in Ichondong, named 'Chorok Baguni(Green Basket)'. Chorok Baguni has contributed in adding a luxurious taste to the Korean cuisine by exhibiting western cuisines full-course based on natural elements. He wrote 'Nature's Korean Cuisine Recipe' in 2007 and 'The First Step to Molecule Cooking'in 2009, and he broadcasted in EBS's documentary 'Life's 2nd Stage', 'The Man who cooks Happiness', that was aired on October, 2010. Compared to France, Italia, America, Japan, and other countries, the terminology 'Sophistication' applied to the Korean Cuisine is still a bit awkward. Chef Kim Kiho says that he will introduce ideas about why this phenomenon is so, and about how the globalization of the Korean Cuisine will be embodied. The Globalization and Sophistication of the Korean Cuisine, can be evidenced in the 7th TEDxSinchon's event "The Cabinet of Curiosities"!
  • Sim, Hyunchul
    A professor in the department of Aerial Cosmic Engineering, KAIST (Belonging to a office of unmanned systems and control) "Study for the future- Inventing a car that does not demand men's control" Professor Sim Hyunchul is working for a development of a driverless car system. A driverless car is a vehicle which drives itself to the target spot by cognizing driving environment without a human driver. It requires a combination of computer visions, vehicle technology, unmanned driving systems, and other sophisticated technology to operate. This means people have to have a deeper understanding of vehicles, and Mr. Sim is conducting the study of unmanned systems by applying a new perspective as a professor in the department of Aerial Cosmic Engineering. He already showed a great possibility of applying his professional field knowledge to the system by achieving recognition from a number of contests. Checkout his own experience and thoughts in TEDxSinchon’s 7th event "The Cabinet of Curiosities"!
  • Seo, Yeonghwa
    A Representative of 'Vapshion' "Decorating UCCs with its diligent techniques" "TV Character Graphics" is subtitles which supplement the understandings of an entertainment program. The representative of the company "Vapshion", Seo Younghwa, is developing software that non-professionals can use in order to help them make subtitles easily, by supplying it through an online platform. He is putting zealous efforts into the project so that one can deliver his or her own thoughts to other people more effectively by utilizing this technique on UCCs. Let’s share his ideas in TEDxSinchon 7th event "The Cabinet of Curiosities".
  • Chang, Soonheung
    Nuclear Energy and Quantum Enginneering Chair Professor at KAIST, Member of presidential transition committee, Education Science branch "The solution to the world's energy crisis is nuclear power generation" The chairman of Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has shown keen interest in lowering the energy cost of the world and finding the solution to global warming. He has invested 40 billion won in 2008 in developing the next generation nuclear technology. He discovered Korea’s outstanding nuclear technology and flew in to meet the man behind it all: Chang Soonheung, professor at KAIST. Although nuclear energy might appear unrelated to IT, it is in fact very important. Cars, internet and other factors we now consider crucial to everyday life runs on electricity, and according to Professor Chang, electricity has become the standard that decides the quality of life for the nation. Prof. Chang says "the supply of cheap and stable supply of electricity is crucial for energy-intensive IT to advance." The significance of nuclear energy will be revealed to the public at TEDxSinchon’s 7th event, "Cabinet of Curiosities".
  • Mahbub Alam
    “A Movie is a Reflection of Culture, From an Immigrant to an Earthling” Director of Asia Media Culture Factory and FreePort, MahbubAlam is a Korean born in Bangladesh. He has worked to present the perspective of Korean society towards immigrants, as a movie producer and an actor in various movies, including City of Crane, Love in Korea and Bandhobi. He has won many prestigious awards such as the 31stSejong Culture Awards in Culture Diversity for his artistic endeavors.
  • An, Sijun
    Founder of Korea Gap Year “A Rest So We Can Go Further” Korea Gap Year is a social enterprise founded by An Sijun, who works to create ‘Gap Year Program’ based on his experience of travelling 39 countries in 16 months. Through these programs, he hopes to help Korean youths find their dreams as he has seen other teenagers dowhile working his way around the world. The idea of graduating high school students taking a ‘gap year’ to find themselves and their paths in life was started in England; it is now an international phenomenon.Mr. An aims to create programs that will allow ‘youths to find their way while resting and enjoying themselves’.
  • Woo, Byunghyun
    Director of ChosunBiz. “Cloud Computing, Collaboration and Intellectual Property” In the early 2013, Mr. Woo published a book on collaboration in this cloud computing era called To Be the Best Google User in the Office. He wrote and translated many other books besides, on topics such as journalism in the digital era. He is currently working as the director of Chosun Biz, acting out his answers to the questions like what is collaboration in information-oriented society and what it means to the society.
  • Huh, Suyeon
    CEO of The H, Shu graphy and Artist “Writing with Your Heart” Huh Suyeon is a calligraphy artist who creates a writing that expresses its unique self and breathes in possibilities, rejecting uniformity and being reduced to simple lines. She was disenchanted with the meaningless routines when she stumbled upon calligraphy, and she realized this was what she really wanted in life.
  • Lee, Hyungjae
    Architect, President and Design Principal at Junglim Architecture “Design that Starts and Finishes on the Ground: A Story of Architecture” Mr. Lee is not only the president at the leading architectural firm Junglim, but also a fully active and respected architect in Korea. He has designed the main office and the press center of Ceongwadae (the Blue House), the National Digital Library, numerous universities as well as churches and buildings in North Korea. For his extensive experience and passion as an architect, he was honored by Korean Institute of Architect (KIA), and has been awarded the Main Prize at KIA Competition.

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Venue and Details

U-Plex Jade Hall (신촌현대백화점 유플렉스 제이드홀)
Sinchon-ro 83 (신촌로 83) 유플렉스 12층 제이트홀
Seodaemun-Gu
Seoul, 120-706
South Korea
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Kunnyung Huh
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Jeonghyun Cho
Operation Team Manager
Hyunwoo Lee
Operation Team
Minyoung Choi
Operation Team
Jaeri Park
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Jinyoung Kim
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Solmaro Kim
Operation Team
Jiyoung Kim
Operation Team
Yundong Seo
Speaker Team Manager
Dayeon Choi
Speaker Team
Seungpyo Son
Speaker Team
Jinah Kim
Speaker Team
Eun Ahn
Speaker Team
Jiyoo Kim
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Hyungwoo Kang
Speaker Team
Jiwon Ryu
Speaker Team
Chaeyul Yu
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Yeonhee Kim
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Geunyoung Jang
Partnership Team Manager
Youngjin Kwon
Partnership Team
Seil Ahn
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Hyorim Jeong
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Hyemin Kwak
Partnership Team
Hyowon Jeong
HR Team Manager
Seongwoon Kang
HR Team
Jiyoon Do
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Jonghee Kim
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Yoonji Sim
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Jaewon Jung
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Kyuhun Han
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Jinhyup Kim
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Wonchul Yoo
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Chungyoung Son
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Seongjin Kim
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Jaewon Lim
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Jin-seok Lee
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Alexandre Roncier
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Bokyoung Son
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Dasom Jeong
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Jinhyun Kim
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Eunwon Chong
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June-ho Kim
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Eunsol Lee
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Gahyun Hong
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Euncho Park
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Hyerin Lee
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Jihyun Oh
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Jean Lee
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Soomin Kim
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Eunjin Kang
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Minkee Yoon
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