TEDx Shanghai so far
I returned to the “bottle opener” building yesterday for the first day of volunteering for TEDx Shanghai. The event was the rehearsal for today’s TED Global Talent Search for “The Young, The Wise, The Undiscovered.” We volunteers provided moral support to the speakers, acting as a fake audience, nodding along and applauding at the end. They only get 3-6 minutes, so the pressure is ON.
Today will be the real auditions, with a real audience. I can’t wait to tell you more about it. In the meantime, here are some links to a few projects or people I learned about yesterday.
> Lei Lei/Ray: super-animated animator from Beijing–watch some of his vimeo clips, they are beautiful! and funny.
> The Poverty Line Project: a photographic exploration of what food people eat, if living at the poverty line, in various places around the world.
> 1Kg Box: a project to bring science and art projects to rural schools, and to foster creativity through social media sharing of the projects.
> and yes, there were puppets! (because I hardly go anywhere without encountering puppets) An 82-year-old, third generation puppeteer from Taiwan flew in and demonstrated his skills!