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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

The June edition of TEDxKrakówCinema was focused around maker culture. During the event, we announced this year's TEDxKraków theme - “Make!” This year’s conference will be held on October 25 at the Małopolski Ogród Sztuki.

Following this theme, the spotlight of Tuesday’s event belonged to all sorts of makers: developers, hackers and fans of 3D printing. The event was led by Jacek Złydach - a blogger, an active member of Hackerspace Krakow, a technology coordinator for Quantified Self Kraków initiative, and, as he calls himself, the "Do It Yourself 3D printing evangelist.”

We talked about urban initiatives, laboratories, FabLabs and other facilities, where creators, hackers and makers solve problems by using new and old technology. We also discussed the reviving culture of DIY - Do It Yourself and changes that this culture will bring.

The first TedTalk of the evening was a lecture by Dale Dougherty "Everyone is a creator" from TED @ MotorCity. The publisher of the “MAKE” magazine talked about the fact that each of us has a creative talent and everyone can use new tools to contribute to interesting discoveries. As an example, he cited authors - amateur geniuses, which gave rise to new industries in America. The United States is a country full of inventions: Thomas Edison, who patented the light bulb, DE Hughes, who showed the world the microphone and the first skyscraper in Chicago, etc.

About Arduino, an easy to use open-source microcontroller, and inexpensive 3D printers that allow you to create some of the coolest, unimaginable things in the world, talked the second TEDTalk of the evening. Massimo Banzi’s TEDGlobal 2012 talk discussed how inventions - from toys to satellite equipment - change our reality and that the human imagination has no limits. Because, as he says, "you do not need anyone's permission to create something great." His words were confirmed by the members of Wytwornia and Hackerspace Krakow, who talked about ideas that were born in their studios and workshops, including how they build 3D printers. As you can see, there are many initiatives like this in Krakow.

This topic was echoed by the last talk of the evening, given by an MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld, who talked about a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using analog and digital tools - a simple idea with great results.

The June TEDxKrakówCinema event inspired many enthusiasts and artists who continued discussions with Jacek Złydach at Klub Pauza till late hours of the night.

We would like to thank our partners for their support: Pauza Kino, Capgemini and Ericpol.

What: TEDxKrakówCinema June
When: Tuesday, 04 June, 2013, 19:00
Where: Kino Pauza
  Floriańska 18, Kraków
Who: Jacek Złydach

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