You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our April edition — themed What a Coincidence! — is curated by TEDxTheHague regular Johannes Zirm. Johannes writes:
"Every time I spot another 'coincidence', I challenge myself to think about what the universe might want to tell me with that. This usually leads me to question aspects and situations that I wouldn't have called into question. You might call it mindfulness, but whatever word you fancy for it, it enriched my life. And it started with coincidences."
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex
Economics writer Tim Harford studies complex systems — and finds a surprising link among the successful ones: they were built through trial and error. In this sparkling talk from TEDGlobal 2011, he asks us to embrace our randomness and start making better mistakes.
Rives: The 4 a.m. mystery
Poet Rives does 8 minutes of lyrical origami, folding history into a series of coincidences surrounding that most surreal of hours, 4 o'clock in the morning.
Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life
One afternoon, Kees Moeliker got a research opportunity few ornithologists would wish for: A flying duck slammed into his glass office building, died, and then ... what happened next would change his life.
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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