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[VIC] Cheng's free TED marathon, Monash Caulfield, Sat Jan 1

Discussion in 'VIC' started by ForumBot, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Final details:
    Saturday 17 Jan
    10am to 7pm (drop in anytime)
    Monash Caulfield campus
    H1.25, Building H
    871 Dandenong Rd

    Oh, and I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with our live guest speaker, Dr. Ninian Peckett, who's going to be presenting on "Rebuilding the face" sometime after lunch. He's using CAD design and some way-out laser layering construction techniques to build structural inserts that can rebuild his patients' faces after shotgun wounds, bone tumour resections and other horrifically disfiguring injuries. His slide show has to be seen to be believed.

    We've also chosen a beaut list of TED videos. Pop down for a bit if you're interested.
  2. OK, OK guys I can only answer a few questions at a time... :p
    More info:
  3. Oh, darn, am out of town so will miss this.
    It seems a great way to spend a day.
    All the best for a successsful event Cheng.
  4. From what Loz has said, it sounds like I missed a ripper of a day :( Oh well, I'll have to keep an eye open for when another day like this happens.
  5. An amazing and inspiring event, I'm proud to have been a part of it.

    We'll do it again for sure.
  6. For those who were asking, here's a list of the videos we watched:

    Clickable list:

    * Do schools kill creativity by Ken Robinson
    * Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy? by Dan Gilbert
    * My stroke of insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
    * How ordinary people become monsters ... or heroes by Philip Zimbardo
    * A 3-minute story of mixed emoticons by Rives
    * Our priorities for saving the world by Bjorn Lomborg
    * The art of collecting stories by Jonathan Harris
    * Sliced bread and other marketing delights by Seth Godin
    * The mystery box by JJ Abrams
    * Why we age and how we can avoid it? by Aubrey de Grey