Happy New Year from TEDxTheHague! You are cordially invited to our next salon! Our New Year's edition — themed Who Do You Think You Are? — is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"Welcome to 2017! A new year, a new beginning and maybe even the start of a new you. But what is this 'you' anyway? Are we the identities that we wear, the stories we tell ourselves, the sum of what happened to us? Let's try to unveil what makes us us — and what does not."
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?
What makes you, you? Is it how you think of yourself, how others think of you, or something else entirely? Philosopher Julian Baggini draws from philosophy and neuroscience to give a surprising answer.
Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again
How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent — and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. A delightful meditation on self, with performer Yuyu Rau, and inspired by Bruce Lee.
Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerizing tale of their meeting, Prager probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and identity.
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 25 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!
We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries.
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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
-- Socrates 470 BC