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TEDxKrakówCinema - a new initiative from TEDxKraków

We’ll be getting together to watch TEDTalks and TEDx talks and sharing the TED experience with Kraków

Each time we will focus on a different topic.

Why TEDTalks?

We’d like to create a comfortable space in Kraków for creative debates about the role of technology, education, human behaviour in creating a more harmonious future, where ideas are the source of intelligent and constructive collaboration rather than conflict.

This month

Agata Wilam, co-founder and president of Poland's first Children's University, was the guest of April’s TEDxKrakówCinema. Being the speaker of TEDxKraków 2011 conference and TEDxKids 2012, she was very comfortable in her role as the host of the evening. Perfectly chosen TEDTalks, her great energy, sense of humor, and the topic of curiousity made that evening very intersting and a lot of fun. Together with Agata, we pondered the topic of curiousity, how and whether it’s different for children and adults, and wondered if “curiosity really killed the cat”? What it means to be curious, not to be afraid to seek, experiment and ask questions?

Reasech on intelligence and decision-making during children’s play was the topic of the first TEDTalk presented by Alison Gopnik, a psychologist. It turns out that experimentation as a form of a fun activity for children not only teaches them creative thinking, but also provides a better overall development.

The second TEDTalk "You too can be a biohacker" from Ellen Jorgensen, talked about a non-profit lab DO IT YOURSELF in Brooklyn, where anyone can visit and experimet with biotechnology. This topic sparked a discussion on the issues of work ethics of a biohacker, on the social responsibility, capability and limitations. We talked about the fact that you can experiment with DNA and genetics in laboratories outside academia, government and pharmaceutical companies - and possibly where is all of this going?

All our guests became a little bit more relaxed during our last TEDTalk of the evening. This one was from an American actress-comedian Julia Sweeney, who talked about the conversation she had with her daughter. The laughter was never ending during this talk, as after all conversations about "where do babies come from?" are rather not an easy task.

As you can see, curiosity did not kill the cat after all. And as usual, the discussions were continued at Klub Pauza following the cinema part of the evening.

What: TEDxKrakówCinema April
When: Tuesday, 09 April, 2013, 19.00
Where: Kino Pauza
  Floriańska 18, Kraków
Who: Agata Wilam

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