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Theme: Time and timing

This event occurred on
May 9, 2015
1:00pm - 7:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Aarhus, Midtjylland

“This is the right moment!” or “Wish that I could turn back time” are just some comments that pop into our minds every now and then. Time, do we have enough of it or short of one? What has time done, is doing and will be doing to shape our future? Is the idea of visiting the past and say hello to the future you is not so strange anymore? Are we good at time-management? Abstract yet absolute. Interesting and juicy topics for the hungry mind regarding Time and Timing is brought to light by speakers who, shall we say, have encountered their own valuable experience with time. The event will be held on May 9, 2015 at Navitas Building (at the port), Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000, Aarhus.

TEDxVennelystBlvd in the spirit of ideas worth spreading brings Time and Timing as the theme for the first TEDx in Aarhus. To venture through time is a complex phenomenon. Come explore with us!

Peter Bøgh Andersen Auditorium
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus, Midtjylland, DK-8000
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Line Rothmann

Line Rothman is a recent graduate from the creative business and design school Kaospilot, Aarhus, Denmark. What is it like to live in a world where the mere concept of time does not exist? Line Rothmann has dyscalculia, a disability in math and anything math-related. She has absolutely no sense in time and timing. She will tell about her quirky systems on how she navigates through the world and everyday life, how her disability is her source of strength, frustrations and tears.

Marybell Katastrophy

Marie Højlund is a composer under the alias ‘Marybell Katastrophy’, she has received numerous grants, released several albums and played in concerts and festivals in Europe, including Denmark, Germany, Austria, France and Italy. In her PhD research at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication of Aarhus University she studies soundscapes. She is interested in exploring various strategies to create dynamic atmospheres with sound, integrated into the physical environment in the shared space in hospitals.

Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit

Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit is the Head of Open Innovation at Aarhus University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation with a PhD degree in Biophysics from Aalborg University and an MBA degree from Aarhus BSS. He is a multi-disciplinary specialist and can be described as a biophysicist, game-o-logist, and social entrepreneur, to name but a few.

Rasmus Dahlberg

Rasmus Dahlberg is a leading disaster historian in Denmark and author of several books on counterfactualism. Counterfactualism is about looking at all the “roads not taken” in history, or what the French call "l’uchronies": times that never were. He is currently working as a PhD-fellow at the Danish Emergency Management Agency and the University of Copenhagen. He is passionate about writing as founder of the Desmond Entertainment publishing house and former editor of the monthly magazine “Alt om Historie” (Everything about History). He has further written and edited a number of books on histories of disasters as well as novels. His books have been translated into Swedish, Norwegian and Polish.

Thomas Nørmark

Thomas Nørmark is the head of innovation at Intelligence Nordic. With his team he works on solutions using predictive analysis. He developed a “time machine” consisting of systems and solutions for predicting the future using social media data, object recognition and predictive analysis algorithms. One of his recent programs is to predict the movement of fish along Australia's coast. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Aarhus University and gained extensive experience as SAP software consultant. When he was only nine years old, Thomas ran eight marathons and won a bronze medal at The National Chess Championship.

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Aarhus, Denmark