I occasionally act as the live video producer for various local TEDx* events. A few weeks ago, I worked on the TEDxBerkeley 2012 show and the organizers just posted the videos (which I edited as well). While the whole show is worth watching, here are a couple of my favorites – Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder of the Webby Awards, and Ken Goldberg, a Cal professor working with Robotics & New Media.
Tiffany Shlain has had a pretty fascinating and inspiring career path, and as a filmmaker, her work with found footage cleaves close to my aesthetic heart. She’s currently doing some very documentary work leveraging new media and communications, and her talk is super interesting!
Ken Goldberg is a great speaker, and his research is totally nifty and cutting edge. His work is extensive and explores everything from medical robotics, augmented reality and the nature of the intersection between the virtual and the real. I thought about tagging his talk as SF, but that would almost diminish it. Watch it!
* TEDx events are independently organized conferences that mirror the format and style of the main TED event under license, and they are generally a ton of fun. This was my third year working with TEDxBerkeley, and I’ve also produced video for TEDxYouth-Castilleja, TEDxSiliconValley and TEDxSanJoseCA, all on a volunteer basis.
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