Category: Talks

When looking for certainty, beware of experts

When looking for certainty, beware of experts

As a professor of psychology, Ivars Austers knows well how biased is our thinking. He wants to raise our awareness to the fact that when we crave for certainty, an expert will often show up to provide it. But not...

/ June 17, 2016
What we can learn from birds about ourselves
MNTHA: Fluidity

Fluidity

Project MNTHA started recently – summer of 2014 – when Marija Mickeviča accidentally started experimenting with production and electronic music. This led her to the National finals of Eurovision. In 2016, new music is still being written, the debut album...

/ June 17, 2016
Āres at TEDxRiga

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Music band Āres is a project by two ex-classmates – Andrejs Irbēns and Jānis Zvīnis. They come from Salacgrīva and their inspiration in music comes from the beautiful nature around their hometown. Āres play together since 2014 and they are...

/ June 17, 2016
Alise Joste at TEDxRiga

Climbing my mountain of fear

Sharing her music has always been a constant struggle between Alise’s inner urge to tell her story and the fear of failure. In her talk she tells about this struggle and how she embraced it as an important part of...

/ June 17, 2016
Teaching science: we're doing it wrong

Teaching science: we’re doing it wrong

The world needs scientists and engineers more than ever, but our approach to raising them is backwards and ineffective. Drawing on his research and experience, high school physics teacher Danny Doucette challenges us to reimagine school science. As a physics...

/ June 17, 2016
The dawn of the virtual reality in architecture
Alisa Kazarina at TEDxRiga

The biomolecular tales of our ancestors

The world of microbes is ever-present but we usually only acknowledge it whenever we wash our hands. In truth, the smallest life form tells a lot about human development through history and we shouldn’t overlook its importance. Alisa tells her...

/ June 17, 2016
3D printing your own hand: How AI empowers mass customization
Chutzpah: Jonathan Howard at TEDxRiga

The art of chutzpah: what blocks us from creative thinking?

Chutzpah is defined as behavior, or a person attitude, that is rude or shocking but so confident that people may feel forced to admire it. At least this is how Oxford English Dictionary frames it. But chutzpah as many other...

/ June 17, 2016