Posts tagged 12.12.12 creativity matters

Theresa Rose speaks about the power of “joyful movement” to improve health and well-being at TEDxSarasota — all while hula-hooping nearly nonstop. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Anand Pallegar, a successful entrepreneur in the technology industry and master of ceremonies at TEDxSarasota, speaks about creativity in his own life at the close of the event. TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference was held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Clyde Butcher, a photographer best known for his monumental, black-and-white, Florida landscapes, speaks at TEDxSarasota. Clyde is a self-educated photographer who works with antique cameras to create work with an emphasis on conservation. He explains how creativity and persistence allowed him to design processes to shoot, develop, and print his photographs, which often measure 5’x7’. The beauty and importance of Clyde’s photography has generated widespread recognition resulting in many museum exhibits and high honors. Clyde has also completed six Public Broadcasting programs on the environment of Florida, with three of them being award-winning documentaries. This talk is part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

The Resonance Project performs at TEDxSarasota. The group’s unique vision pulls from music as old as the 12th century and global music from Africa, Spain, and the Middle East. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

David Houle, a futurist, thinker, and speaker, explains how technology, specifically cell phone ubiquity, has radically altered the notion of place in modern society. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Scout Bassett, who began life as an amputee in a Chinese orphanage, speaks about the importance and power of creating one’s own identity. A world-class athlete, Scout is a student at UCLA and works with the Challenged Athletes Foundation. This talk is part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Les McCurdy, a comedian and comedy club owner, tells the story of Special O’Laughics, a program he launched that helps mentally challenged adults to learn and perform stand up and sketch comedy. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Chris Lambe speaks at TEDxSarasota about the Mosaic Villages Project, which is helping 300,000 smallholder farmers move from subsistence agriculture to a food surplus in nine countries. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Nick Whitney explains research he has been involved with at Mote Marine Laboratory in studying the behavior of wild animals using technology such as the accelerometers found in many smartphones. Nick applies these tags to sharks, leaping sturgeon, invasive Burmese pythons, and other species to find out what these animals are up to and why it matters. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.

Surprises abound in this multimedia, surrealist talk/performance by Rony Abovitz and Magic Leap at TEDxSarasota. Rony is a recognized innovator and entrepreneur, having co-founded the pioneering robotics company, MAKO Surgical Corp, which was recognized by Deloitte as the #1 fastest growing tech company in North America in 2011. Part of TEDxSarasota’s inaugural conference held on 12/12/12 with the theme “Creativity Matters” at the Historic Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.