NINT Distinguished Lecture Series

Thinking Big with Nano

Embrace the Remix

  • Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Location: NINT Taylor Room, 11421 Saskatchewan Drive

In this workshop, the video of the 2012 TED talk “Embrace the Remix” by Kirby Ferguson will be viewed and discussed.

The TED talk outlines a bold vision of creativity – that it’s not just about dreaming up a new song, a new piece of art, or a new form of technology in a vacuum, but instead about remixing what has come before. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, Ferguson says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal, and transform. The presenter featured in the video, Kirby Ferguson, is a New York-based writer, filmmaker and speaker. The NINT Salons bring together local researchers of diverse backgrounds to workshop nano-enabled solutions to big challenges.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served starting at 1:15 pm.

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