With a vision for a free online encyclopedia, Wales assembled legions of volunteer contributors, gave them tools for collaborating, and created the self-organizing, self-correcting, ever-expanding, multilingual encyclopedia of the future.
As the US's first Deputy CTO, Beth Noveck founded the White House Open Government Initiative, which developed administration policy on transparency, participation and collaboration. She starts her talk by reminding us that in the old days, the White House was literally an open house. At the beginning of the 19th century, John Quincy Adams me...
About this event: Nowadays we can observe the birth of the Open-Source Culture. Concepts such as Open Source Government, Open Source Education, Open Source Ecology, Open Source Ethics, Open Source Media, etc are starting to be used more often.
For most people, the concept of Open Source means the way of development and delivery (distribution) of the software alo...
Event details: Kharkov, Ukraine · October 27, 2012
In early September, data artist and TED Fellow Salvatore Iaconesi announced to the world that he had brain cancer. And he refused to let his medical records stay sealed. “They were in a closed, proprietary format and, thus, I could not open them using my computer, or send them in this format to all the people who could have saved my life,” h...
About this event: Speaking on the theme of “Rethinking Open Source Culture“, these four speakers will represent a range of local perspectives from the arts, government, business, technology and education. As the Internet came to be, we were all excited by the awesome possibilities that would be realized once this free-flowing, open network allowed musicians, arti...
Event details: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada · February 9, 2012
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Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. An interaction designer and an educator, the spirited Italian bounds onto the stage to tell us a story. "A few weeks ago, a friend gave a toy car to his 8-year-old son," he says. "But instead of going to buy one, he went to a website, he downloaded a file ...
A researcher at the London think tank Demos, Charles Leadbeater was early to notice the rise of "amateur innovation" -- great ideas from outside the traditional walls, from people who suddenly have the tools to collaborate, innovate and make their expertise known.
About this event: Our theme this year examines how radical collaboration, transparency and an open-source mindset are shaping our world — at the same time we will explore how these enablers have unintended consequences.
Event details: Kansas City, Missouri, United States · August 18, 2011
About this event: TEDxLaCalera was held at vereda Jerusalén, in the eastern mountains of La Calera municipality. A farmer community mostly dedicated to milk production will gather to be inspired by ideas, and to network for actions. The event will address topics related to sustainability, rural issues, open source technology, and art.
Event details: La Calera, Colombia · August 25, 2013
About this event: 100 awesome people joined us on October 17, 2014 for our second annual all-day TEDxBacau conference at the beautiful Atheneum from Bacau. The event featured a total of 11 speakers and performers whose experiences, projects, work, or creativity create the prospects of new beginnings and open-source initiatives.
Event details: Bacau, Bacău, Romania · October 17, 2014