I volunteered again this year at TEDxTokyo 2013 as a photographer. TED is a global conference series with a simple theme ‘ideas worth spreading’… You can apply to attend a TED Conference and if you are selected the attendance fee starts at $7,000 and these events sell out quickly. You can also buy a subscription to watch live. TED debated for years about putting the videos from conferences online and 800 million views later they made the right decision. You can get lost for days in their archives watching interesting and thought-provoking talks. TEDx events are locally organized events created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading”. The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxTokyo is a invite only event. I felt honored to be invited again and I was glad to be able to contribute my photography skills. The talks are all being posted HERE. There is translation for all presentations.
I have added links to the profile of each speakers that has a profile of them and links to their blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc so you can read more about them. If you were one of the presenters and would like a high resolution copy of your photograph, please drop me an email.
Today's Configuration: Leica M9-P APO Summicron M 90mm f/2.0 ASPH
Patrick Newell is the MC for TEDxTokyo and works at Tokyo International School
Kohtaro Fujiyama / Edo Magic Master
Eric Martinot / Renewable Energy Visionary and Writer
Eisuke Tachikawa / Designer and Crowdsourcer
Hideto Kazawa / System Design Master
The social media team busy at work for the 10s of 1000s that were watching online...
Tsunehiro Uno / Critic and Author
Rene Duignan / Economist and Independent Filmmaker
People standing up and speaking from the satellite rooms downstairs...
HIROYUKI / Musician
Mistubako Matsuo / Improvisational Artist, Poet and Storyteller
Hiyoshi Kurokawa / Chairman of the Health and Global Policy Institute
Gunter Pauli / Catalyst, Innovation Driver and Blue Economist
Bruce Huebner + Curtis Patterson / Shakuhachi Player / Koto Player
Yu “Jordy” Fu / Architect, Author and Designer
Shingo Annen / MC and Music Producer
Manabu Tago / Art Director and Design Theorist
Shimpei Takahashi / Toy Creator. Takahashi-san was excellent and got the first stand ovation of the day.
Kazuhide Sekiyama / Inventor and President of Spiber Inc.
Eddie Ugata / Pop Culture Expert and Musician
A Shinto Priest speaking about community and culture...
Ayako Suwa / Food Artist
HANDSIGN / Song, Dance and Signing Group
Shizuka Yabuuchi / Rhythmic Gymnast, Dancer and Magician
Makoto Aida / Contemporary Artist
Alvaro Cedeno Molinari / Green Growth Proponent and Conflict Transformer (he is also the Ambassador to Japan for Costa Rica)
Atsuko Isamoto / Editor and Media Aggregator
Fujiyo Ishiguro / Digital Marketing Maven
Kazumi Murose / Lacquer (Urushi) Artist and National Living Treasure
John Kluge / Social Entrepreneur, Author and Chief Toilet Hacker
Rei Shito / Street Photographer and Style Blogger
Mika Ueno / Corporate Communication Consultant
Asia Skubisz / Mobile Marketing
Takayuki Ohira / Planetarium Builder
Maiki Kayo / Social Investigator. This girl was still in her final year of high school. She was incredibly articulate. I would highly recommend listening to her talk.
C. W. Nicol / Adventurer, Author and Naturalist
Taku Satoh / Design Guru
Shigeru Ban / Eco-Architect and Three-Dimensional Poet
TEDxTokyo is pulled off by a team of more than 200 volunteers pooling together their collective skills of organization management, leadership, fund raising, design, video production, advertising, marketing, social media, blogging, web site design, photography, production, translation, and so much more. It is amazing to see it all pulled together.
Thanks for stopping by today...