CHID Department Livestreaming 2 Linguistics-Related TED Talks (02/28/13, 11:00AM-12:45PM)

As part of a collaboration with the TedActive folks (or as it’s called in CHID HQ, CHIDActive), the CHID Department has been given a free livestream of the TEDActive 2013 conference happening in California this week. We will be doing this in the lounge (PDL C101) all week long, so please stop by for some snacks and smart stuff.

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 11:00am-12:45pm PST
Session 8: Coded Meaning
Hosted by Chris Anderson

Saki Mafundikwa , Graphic designer
Saki Mafundikwa wrote the book on Africa’s graphic design heritage — then opened a school of graphic arts in his native Zimbabwe.

John McWhorter, Linguist
Think texting spells the death of writing? Language expert John McWhorter suggests it’s actually a new form of speech.

Mohamed Jemni, E-accessibility strategist
Mohamed Jemni develops intuitive tools to make the web more accessible for people with disabilities.

Ajit Narayanan

Ajit Narayanan, Visual grammar engine inventor
Ajit Narayanan is the inventor of Avaz, an affordable, tablet-based communication device for people who are speech-impaired.

Raghava KK, Artist
Raghava KK’s paintings and drawings use cartoonish shapes and colors to examine the body, society, our world.

Denise Herzing, Dolphin researcher
Denise Herzing has spent over 25 years researching and communicating with wild dolphins in their natural setting and on their own terms. The book “Dolphin Diaries” tells her remarkable story.

Adam Spencer, Science communicator
Radio host Adam Spencer fills Sydney’s drive-time mornings with smart math and science talk.


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