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
Desire to move

Desire to move

People meet with the same goal: full of energy, light and desire to move. Dance helps them connect and make them dare, by challenging and supporting each other, they take the risk of living life and letting the miracles happen....

Building a culture of feedback in every school
The Challenge of Visualizing

The Challenge of Visualizing the Artificial Intelligence

In his work with IBM Watson system, Mauro Martino is exploring the brand new landscape made accessible by the enormous amount of data and tools that are capable of analyzing it. This terra incognita is full with unexpected discoveries and...

/ June 17, 2016
Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations
Op. 2 | Stanislav Yudin & Asnate Rancane

Op. 2

An improvisation based on daina (a Latvian folk song) “the evening dusk”. Vocal by Asnate Rancāne, bass by Stanislav Yudin, who is also the author of this improvisation. Stanislav is inspired by ethno music, Asnate — by improvisation. This is...