Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 27th TED Talk – What I learned from going blind in space

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

There’s an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) — and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon.  Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema).  Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch.  For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

May 20th TED Talk: Dance, Body Intelligence, Creativity

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

This week’s theme:  Dance, body intelligence, creativity.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch.  For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

May 13th TED Talk – Why we need to rethink capitalism

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It’s a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, “threatening the very underpinnings of society.” In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of “justness.”

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch.  For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

May 6th TED Talk – Why we laugh

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

Did you know that you’re 30 times more likely to laugh if you’re with somebody else than if you’re alone? Cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott shares this and other surprising facts about laughter in this fast-paced, action-packed and, yes, hilarious dash through the science of the topic.

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke – join with inquiring others, and lunch while you watch if you like. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.