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Theme: Get inspired by science!

This event occurred on
June 15, 2013
12:00am - 12:00am CEST
(UTC +2hrs)

TEDx Crocetta Salon 15th June 2013 “Get Inspired by Science”

Science is a synonym of innovation. According to this our Salon event aimed at making people discover state-of-the-art technologies and disciplines which are sometimes too technical to be deeply able to involve a wide group of people and simultaneously to entertain them.
We succeed on it thanks to the high quality skills of our notable speakers who brought such erudition to a user-friendly level and covered many branches of this topic rangin’ from Quantum Physics to Coding, from Architecture to Music, and who dealt with the audience in a close and informal way especially during the breaks bringing, since the beginning, a palpable cozy atmosphere in which everybody was excited to share his/her ideas.


1 Half-Day event
3 Hrs from Registration to the Cocktail & Networking final (16:00 – 19:00)
2 Sections with a mid-break
60 Nominal attendees
43 Actual attendees
1 Official challenge for tickets: since tickets were sold out 3 days after they’ve been issued, a confirmation attendance e-mail has been delivered to all the alleged attendees to assess whether or not some seats were available for those on the waiting list.
1 Waiting list
4 Speakers and Musicians (an Indie Rock Band)
1 Interview for each speaker dealing with their feelings and thoughts.
4 TEDTalks videos displayed
10 Crew members/observer members
1 Coffee break at the end of the first section.
1 Cocktail party at the end of the event.
1 Live-Tweeting of the event
26 tweets, 28 mentions, 1 favorited, 24 retweets on Twitter

+Tons of Ideas shared!

Via Padre Agostino da Montefeltro
Torino, 10134
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Caterina Tiazzoldi

Caterina Tiazzoldi is an award winning architect, owner of Nuova Ordentra, co-founder and director of the Research lab Non Linear Solutions Unit at the GSAPP at Columbia University. She did her PhD in Architecture at the Politecnico di Torino (2006) and her Master Of Sciences in Architecture at the GSAPP at Columbia University (2003). Her approach focuses on the interdisciplinary design practice recognized for its work in architecture, landscape design, furniture design and strategic thinking, and the development of conceptual methodologies to creatively respond to the complexity of today’s cities. She won the 2012 Edition Architetture Rivelate Award with the project of Toolbox Torino and she was nominated at the 2011/2012 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, among others. She was also invited to participate at several international events and exhibits such as Minimaousse 4 at the museum Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris (2011), Salone Satellite with Columbia University (2011), AD Film Festival Tribeca with Onion Pinch (2010), etc. Her work has been widely published in several books and international magazines such as Domus, Elle Decor, Frame, Icon, Interni, Wall Paper, Interior Design, Vogue, Vanity Fair, books Taschen.

Enrico Zimuel

Enrico Zimuel is a Software Engineer who graduated in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) and now works as a Software Architect in the R&D Department of Zend Technologies, the PHP Company (California, USA); he is also the co-founder of the PHP User Group of Torino. He has done research activities regarding algorithms and data structure at the Informatics Institute of the Amsterdam University and he studied cellular automata algorithms with Stephen Wolfram at Brown University (Providence, USA). He defines himself as an open source contributor, hacker and creative coder who started to experiment with digital art and programming in the '90s. He is author of various scientific articles about algorithms on XML documents and of some books about computer security and web programming, using open source technologies. He has participated as a speaker in more than 50 international conferences about computer programming. He also teaches Generative Art at the Pictor Art Academy of Turin and organizes workshops about creative coding all around Italy.

Jacob Biamonte

Jacob Biamonte is a Mathematical Physicist who's research centres around the physical theory of information and the fundamental physical limits of information processing. He was a research scientist on the design team working towards building the worlds first commercial Quantum Computer at D-Wave systems Inc., he worked as a research fellow at Harvard University, as a Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at St. Peter's College at the University of Oxford and currently leads the Quantum Physics Research Division at the ISI Foundation here in Torino. He is on the editorial board of several prominent journals and actively contributes technical blog articles to the Azimuth Project, which is devoted to using methods from Mathematics and particularly, techniques developed in quantum theory, to address environmental challenges. He is an author of two research books on mathematical physics: Quantum Techniques for Stochastic Mechanics and Lectures on Tensor Network States. His current work focuses on developing new mathematical tools to model systems.

Smoke the Bees

Smoke the Bees is an alternative music project launched in Turin, Italy. Our music comes from a natural inclination to melt indie, blues, rock, folk and lo-fi influences in a blended harmony. Like a mosaic, all the details add up to a picture greater than its parts, best appreciated as a recorded whole, since every song tells a story and every album is a novel. Current line-up consists of: Lorenzo Rando (guitar, vocals) Andrea Masi (bass guitar) Luca De Filippis (drums) Music and further information on

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Torino, Italy
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