We at Forman Christian College are delighted to host our third TEDxFCCollege event on campus. Our theme for the year—A Mirror for Man.
The world is steadily and simultaneously becoming more diverse and more connected. Knowledge is branching out into new fields and sub-fields. At the same time, liberal education systems are thriving because they allow us to synthesize the knowledge of diverse disciplines into the whole of what we know. At yet at the core of every discipline and every branch of knowledge is the desire to understand ourselves and our world. Whether as writers, physicists, architects, sociologists, musicians, performing artists, statistician, or neuroscientists, our branches act as a mirror for who we are as individuals, societies, or organizations. During our event we bring up all sorts of ideas—how do artists reflect societies in their work? How do architects use mirrors in reflection? And how do mirrors work, anyway?!