x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Sex, Tech and Rock 'n Roll

This event occurred on
February 24, 2013
Binghamton, New York
United States

TEDxBinghamtonUniversity 2013: Sex, Tech & Rock 'n' Roll brings together prestigious speakers from around the country to give their "ideas worth spreading" on a variety of modern topics, including sex, physics, and upcoming trends in technology. Check out for more details.

Anderson Center Osterhout Theater
Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, 13902
United States
Event type:
University (What is this?)
See more ­T­E­Dx­Binghamton­University events


Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Joshua Harker

Making the Unmakeable: The Journey into the 3rd Industrial Revolution: Artist, sculptor, scribbler, musician, digital adventurer, imagination architect and trouble maker.

Justin Garcia

The Fall and Rise of Dating in America: A Binghamton University alumnus with an MS in biomedical anthropology and a PhD in evolutionary biology, currently a CTRD Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Daniel Drezner

Metaphor of the Living Dead: Professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy. He is the author of four books, including Theories of International Politics and Zombies.

John Boyer

Homo habilis U: Reinventing the University Experience for a Changing World: Senior instructor and researcher in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech, regularly speaks on incorporating new technologies and social networking tools into the 21st-century classroom, and produces the Plaid Avenger blog at

Alexander Macris

If People are Getting Smarter, Why is Our Content Getting Dumber? Senior vice president of Alloy Digital and general manager of The Escapist magazine, the mouthpiece of the gaming generation.

Kyle Cranmer

The Discovery of the God Particle: From the Big Bang to Big Data A physics professor at NYU and a leader in the search for the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland; pioneered a collaborative statistical modeling paradigm that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012.

Michelle Thaller

Dark Matter: We’re Not Made of the Same Stuff the Universe Is Assistant director for science communication and higher education, NASA Sciences and Exploration Directorate, and specialist in the lifecycles of stars.

David Ferrucci

AI: In and Out of Jeopardy Artificial Intelligence expert and project leader for Watson, the computer system that took on and defeated the highest-ranked Jeopardy champions of all time on national television in 2011.

Organizing team


  • Lenny Simmons
    Executive Director
  • Jonathan Prosperi
  • Stephen Prosperi
  • Stephanie Izquieta
    Assistant Director
  • Gina Kim
    Assistant Director
  • Amanda Levine
    Assistant Director