Month: June 2017

Can a spade teach something to an iPhone? Miķelis Baštiks at TEDxRiga

Can a spade teach something to an iPhone?

Miķelis Baštiks is a typical representative of the tech-savvy generation. Like many of us, his daily routine as a graphic designer is accompanied by a set of gadgets. But, he has stumbled upon the kind of wisdom that’s embraced by...

/ June 16, 2017
How to treat your addiction: Confessions of a serial adventurer: Kārlis Bardelis at TEDxRiga

How to treat your addiction: Confessions of a serial adventurer

How often have you seen your friends crying [but don’t include times when they have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs]? When was the last time you experienced true humanity? How can one possibly enjoy the open ocean...

/ June 16, 2017
I did my research, blew the whistle and found myself at war: Ilze Matīse‑VanHoutana at TEDxRiga 2017

I did my research, blew the whistle and found myself at war

As a veterinary pathologist and researcher, Ilze Matise‑VanHoutan never expected to find herself at the centre of a scandal. It’s not a typically scandalous job, after all. But what began as a professional investigation triggered by an outbreak of a...

/ June 16, 2017
Transcending instincts: crowdsourced data can fix your motivation | Agnis Stibe at TEDxRiga

Transcending instincts: crowdsourced data can fix your motivation

We often don’t have problems with defining our goals, but we have problems with getting there. Agnis shows us how socially influencing systems can help in transforming our lives. Improving our health and well-being, preferring eco-friendly choices will be so...

/ June 16, 2017
Tautumeitas

Dai citas meitas

“Dai citas meitas” (“Let the other maidens”) is based on an ancient Latvian folk song. The six Latvian girls who form the group Tautumeitas, use their six voices and six pairs of hands to create music, because they believe that...

/ June 16, 2017
Can cute kittens save the news? | Inga Spriņģe | TEDxRiga

Can cute kittens save the news?

Over the last decade the life of traditional newspapers and news publishers has become increasingly challenging. It is more and more harder to attract and keep the reader’s attention, and convince them to spend some money on it. The leader...

/ June 16, 2017
Sarcasm is ruining my life: Mike Collier at TEDxRiga

Sarcasm is ruining my life

Irony can be intelligent, perceptive and witty. Sarcasm rarely is. If you have caught a malarial sarcasm, how can it be treated? There may be no cure, but in this talk, there are a few suggestions on how we can...

/ June 16, 2017
TEDxRiga stage

TEDxRiga 2017 has concluded

TEDxRiga 2017 took place on Friday, June 16 at Splendid Palace in Riga, Latvia. Learn more about the event at 2017.tedxriga.com.

/ June 16, 2017