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Theme: Let There Be Light

The Hague, Netherlands
March 8th, 2013

About this event

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our March edition — Let There Be Light — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Richard Pearson. Richard writes:

"Light is how it all started. It travels so fast it is impossible to comprehend. We are at the business end of a light beam. It has the ability to pass through the eye and instruct the brain. Light surrounding us, especially at night has been around for so long it is impossible to comprehend. All we do is waste it without a second thought."

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build cameras that can look “around” corners or see inside the body without X-rays.

Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?
Nathan Myhrvold and team's latest inventions — as brilliant as they are bold — remind us that the world needs wild creativity to tackle big problems like malaria. And just as that idea sinks in, he rolls out a live demo of a new, mosquito-zapping gizmo you have to see to believe.

Pilobolus Dance Theatre "Shadowland"
This collaborative dance company is acclaimed for its mix of humor, invention, and drama. Drawing inspiration from biology (how many dance troupes would name themselves after a fungus that thrives in cow dung?), Pilobolus has created a dance vocabulary all its own.

RSVP if you want to attend
We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!.

Venue and Details

Twynstra Gudde Haagse Kamers
Herengracht 9
The Hague, 2511 EG
Netherlands
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Ralph Oei
The Hague, Netherlands

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Yolanthe Smit
The Hague, Netherlands

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