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(my pal) Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now / TED

Underway at TedX Vancouver

Today, Bob Kronbauer, culturalist and curator of the charming chronicle  Vancouver is Awesome, and me Dave Olson (i’m a mixed media story maker by weekend, renegade social web community builder by day), will be bringing behind-the-scenes play-by-play to the day. Have questions? Tag your tweets #TedXVan and we’ll find em and bring you into the West Vancouver theatre filled with chipper folk despite the early hour.

TEDx Vancouver 2009 - EA Sports - Burnaby, BC
Dig into to Ted X Van!
Dave Olson and Bob - TEDx Vancouver 2010 - West Vancouver, BC
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Ace photographer Kris Krug is on-site with a squad of photo-geeks and of course, we’ll work the photos into the post but be sure to track the #TedXVan tag in Flickr as well.There is a great batch of photos from last year and i’m seeing a lot of the same faces after a quick look through the photos. I was at last year’s TedXVan but this is Bob’s first foray into this format.

The theme is The Fine Line – we’ll figure out what that means as we go along. Now the MC is up and giving the line-up and mentions of the after party (which seems like a long time from now, right now ;-).

Meet your Speakers – Morning Photo Catch-up

While we are taking notes about the talks, a gang of photographers are capturing the speakers in their native environment. Here is a quick collection of this morning’s presenters – follow TedXVan Flickr tag and Photo Pool & Ted X Vancouver Flickr stream for more.

TEDx Vancouver 2010 - West Vancouver, BC
Famous @TedXGoose


Fiona Rayher (@genwhymedia)


Tara Mahoney (@genwhymedia)


Don Power


Nazanin Afshim-Jam


Joe Nickolls (MC)

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TEDx Vancouver Live Blogging

Today (Nov. 27, 2010) , Bob Kronbauer, culturalist and curator of the charming chronicle  Vancouver is Awesome, and me Dave Olson (i’m a mixed media story maker by weekend, renegade social web community builder by day), will be bringing behind-the-scenes play-by-play to the day.

Have questions? Tag your tweets #TedXVan and we’ll find em and bring you into the West Vancouver theatre filled with chipper folk despite the early hour.

TEDx Vancouver 2009 - EA Sports - Burnaby, BC
Dig into to Ted X Van!
Dave Olson and Bob - TEDx Vancouver 2010 - West Vancouver, BC
Diligent bloggers

Ace photographer Kris Krug is on-site with a squad of photo-geeks and of course, we’ll work the photos into the post but be sure to track the #TedXVan tag in Flickr as well.There is a great batch of photos from last year and i’m seeing a lot of the same faces after a quick look through the photos.

I was at last year’s TedXVan but this is Bob’s first foray into this format. The theme is The Fine Line – we’ll figure out what that means as we go along. Now the MC is up and giving the line-up and mentions of the after party (which seems like a long time from now, right now ;-).

Multi-disciplinary Artist David Byrne’s TED Talk

Multi-disciplinary artist David Byrne is a huge hero of mine – my fave work is his 1985 film True Stories which is a central inspiration in many of my projects. I recently read his excellent collection of essays about exploring urban environments from the seat of a bicycle “Bicycle Diaries” with discourse of architecture, planning, inter-personal relations, diplomacy, remixed history and art plus practical tips for cycling and locking up your ride. His manner is diligent, self-assured and constantly curious.

Mr. Byrne spoke at TED about how acoustics of spaces influence songwriting.

The description from TED says: As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

David Byrne builds an idiosyncratic world of music, art, writing and film. Full bio and more links

TED Comes to Vancouver : Speaker Nominations for TEDxVan by KK

TED Comes to Vancouver : Speaker Nominations for TEDxVan | Vancouver Photographer, Web Strategist & Creative Director [archived link]

TED is a great conference format that is focused on the theme of ‘ideas worth spreading’ in technology, entertainment and design. Showcasing the brightest and coolest minds our times, TED is an all around impressive event that videotapes all their speakers and puts the videos up for free on their TED talks list. They really stand behind their principles of sharing ideas, even if people are unable to attend the highly anticipated TED event.

Dave Olson "Fuck Stats Make Art" - SXSW 2009

They just recently announced TED x which is a franchised community version of the bigger TED conferences. They’re encouraging folks to take the spirit and format of TED and have local events focused on the coolest in technology, entertainment, and design. It’s a great concept that initiates community support, discovery and definitely promotes ideas that are worth spreading. I had the chance to speak at TEDxShanghai this past June. It was a great experience to give my ‘Open Everything‘ talk to an international audience in Shanghai and I was surrounded by brilliant local and international speakers that were incredible. TEDx is a great experience and really opens up the TED idea to a broader audience.

Tour De Gastown

It is very exciting to hear that we have a TED x Vancouver event coming up for the first time. Vancouver (and its surrounding area) is saturated with brilliant innovators and pioneers, especially in the sectors of technology, entertainment and design. This event will hopefully be a great presentation of the amazing people and ideas that are coming out of the Lower Mainland. Nominations are now open for speakers and everyone is welcome to throw the names of their favorite heroes in the hat. Here’s some hardworking, interesting, kind peeps that I think would be great to consider as speakers for the event. Some of these people I know, some I don’t know, but either way they’re doing good work and it’d be rad to hear them speak.

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Kris Krug Recommendation / Blurb for Dave

Kris Krug says – in TED Comes to Vancouver : Speaker Nominations for TEDxVan (archived link), 

“Dave Olson is a literary genius that has dabbled into the visual arts as well. Whether it is constructing love letters from a Russian War era to watercolor paintings of natural settings, Olson captures the renaissance attitude of the modern-day beat generation.”

Bonus:

Kris, this is super exciting! I vote eight times for Dave Olson. The rest of the people you’ve listed are pretty sweet, too. Makes one proud of the ‘couv. But Dave is the bomb!