TED Active Day 1

This is part of my daily coverage of the TED Active Conference. You can follow regularly updates on Social Media.

Session 1 Talks

Kevin Rudd

International relations expert

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While studying future alternatives for China’s global relations, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has come to an ominous conclusion: conflict is looming.

Kevin Rudd started the talk about his apology to the aboriginal people in Australia and the impact it has on the Australian community. He then turned his talk to China and its rising power. He explained the facts in history that demonstrated the likeness of a US China war and offered Australia as the country who has the ability to broker the peace between the two super powers.

Chris Anderson mentioned that Kevin Rudd was uniquely position to deal with this looming crisis.

David Rothkopf

Foreign policy strategist

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With books and strategies, David Rothkopf helps people navigate the perils and opportunities of our contemporary geopolitical landscape.

David shows an incredible array of information, that lays out how technological progress has change the way we do war. Using 9/11 as an example, he explained how the world responded to it and what effect that has left us. He then moves on to discuss the rising challenge to change the situation for the better.

Joseph DeSimone

Chemist, inventor

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The CEO of Carbon3D, Joseph DeSimone has made breakthrough contributions to the field of 3D printing.

Joseph,did a daring presentation, he demonstrated a new 3d printer that was able to print a full 3D printed object before his talk finished. His showed how the method they developed to do 3d Printing, was able to do multiple materials and printing objects within the time frame of his talk.

Abe Davis

Computer scientist

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Computer vision expert Abe Davis pioneers methods to extract audio from silent digital videos, even footage shot on ordinary consumer cameras.

Ok, Abe Davis work is incredible…absolute incredible. In fact, it was requested that no one publicly share his video or its content till TED released the talk. So I will have to stay silent on his content, but when its on TED.com you must see it!

Moon Hooch


Two saxophone players and a drummer, Moon Hooch whip up a raw, infectiously danceable sound.

A group that started its musical career in the New York Subway, and was kicked out because they were so successful that they were affecting the subway system. They call the music they have created called Cave Music.

I have attached a youtube video of another performance. The music is amazing and I shall let it speak for itself.

Marina Abramović

Performance artist

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Her work is very hard to explain summaries. She is a powerful artist, who has created powerful art pieces, which can create incredibly intimate works. I would not be able to honestly describe what she does.


Thats the days wrap of talk..see you guys tomorrow!

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Brian Lim, is an space entrepreneurs, who lives in Sydney Australia and an advocate for global change and adaptation.

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