TEDxSheffield 2012 was held on Tuesday the 12th June 2012 in the Crucible Studio in front of an audience of about 270 people. It was co-produced by @herbkim and @chrisdymond in conjunction with @sheffdocfest and @MarketingSheff.
Coverage of the event
Fi Glover, Tony Phillips & Cathy Fitzgerald
The Listening Project
BBC Radio 4's Listening Projectinvites you to immerse yourself in the act of listening. Presenter Fi Glover, commissioning editor Tony Phillips and producer Cathy FitzGerald introduce the landmark project that brings together BBC Radio and the British Library to capture the nation in conversation.
Leila Johnston & James Jefferies
Technologists in residence at the Site Gallery
Happenstance is a 12 week project funded by Nesta, Arts Council England and the AHRC Digital R&D for Arts and Culture fund. Technologists were parachuted into three UK arts organisations, and the goal was simply to 'see what happens'. One of those organisations is Site Gallery in Sheffield, where the two technology residents are Leila Johnston & James Jefferies.
Prof Giuseppe Battaglia
FedEx at the nanoscale
Department of Biomedical Science at The University of Sheffield
Giuseppe, or as most people call him, Beppe holds the chair in Synthetic Biology in the department of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield. Beppe is one of the youngest Professors in the University and he's been working there for 10 years, combining Physics and Chemistry with Biology to design new ways to improve medical therapy and diagnostics. Beppe is involved in many projects working alongside clinicians to find new solutions to treat…
What happens when a chronic overthinker* joins the knock down, hurly-burly world of roller derby?
Digital instigator and Roller Girl
In this 10 minute talk, Erica Packington (She-RARR) will spin a tale of history, heritage and rediscovery; of ownership and organising principles; of theatrics, display and new femininity; of an emerging tussle for the soul of the sport; and of her participation in the interconnected communities that coalesce around this hyperlocal/superglobal sport.
* Sociologist. Same difference.
How I almost lost my faith in photography
Professor of Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University
David is an installation artist working with video, interactive media, artificial intelligence, device control and hybrid technology. His work exhibits political, social and behavioural analyses of the environments and contexts he inhabits.
Work has been commissioned internationally for gallery spaces, museums and the public realm. Recent exhibitions include: Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts; War and Medicine,…
From Butlins to Tiki Bars...
In today's marketplace, transmedia storytelling is becoming the key to engaging audiences across a proliferating number of digital platforms. When it came to introducing its new television series Game of Thrones, HBO turned to Campfire to create a visceral, multi-sensory fan engagement program that immersed people in the world of the new show, where they could smell, hear, see, touch and taste their way to the premiere. It is not just Hollywood production…
Adventures in Menstruating: Don't Use Shame to Sell
Comedy writer, performer and old school zine girl
Chella writes and edits fanzines. She is a comedy writer and performer originally from New York who now lives in Sheffield. Her comic essay, Getting Civilized, was recently published in the book Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. She has contributed to Now Then magazine, Elevate Difference, Girlfuture, Sadie Magazine, Subtect Magazine, and the Guardian Arts Blog. Chella's live work includes performances based on her…
Professor Marco Viceconti
The Virtual Physiological Human, or Why computer simulation is our best hope to understand life
Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Modelling at the University of Sheffield
The Virtual Physiological Human is a new framework of methods and technologies that once fully realised will make possible for the first time to investigate the human body, its functions, and its diseases, considering it as a whole, and not as a collection of independent parts. Computer simulation makes it possible to account for the complex interaction between processes occurring at radically different scales, from the molecules up to the whole organism…
Really NEET Engagement - Teaching Pythagoras by the side of the road
Sophie Maxwell has firsthand experience of being isolated from education through her own exclusion age 14. Turning her life around after years of homelessness and regaining control of her education, Sophie successfully completed a Degree and is now running her own Alternative NEET Engagement College. She talks about: What she learnt through her own disengagement and how she now implements it within her own Really NEET Methodology; the importance of…
From the Sea to the Land Beyond
Director of Crossover and the Head of the Documentary Campus Masterschool
Mark Atkin, Director of Crossover and the Head of the Documentary Campus Masterschool, and as such has a broad knowledge of the European factual and transmedia industries. As a former Commissioner for TV and Online and Programmer of SBS Television, Australia’s multi-cultural public broadcaster, and with his recent work organising the international co-production market at the Australian International Documentary Conference, he also has a deep knowledge…