Category Archives: TED Talks

March 4th TED Talk – Why does the universe exist?

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

Humans, ever-meaning-making creatures, will never cease to wonder: Why are things the way they are? Why do I think the way I do? And what does it all mean? Welcome to Session 7 of TED2014, in which speakers will ask big questions about how we — and the world — work.

Why is there something rather than nothing? In his book Why Does the World Exist? Jim Holt dares to ask. Using a deck of cards and other simple props, Helder Guimarães gets up close to play with your perceptions and preconceptions.

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

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

February 25th TED Talk – How do we heal medicine?

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine — with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

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

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

February 18th TED Talk – Creating opportunity through the sharing economy

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!  Our own Uber driver, Robert, will facilitate a hopeful TEDTalk about the sharing economy.

Emily Castor makes the case that ride and car sharing are not only a promising transportation alternatives–especially as the urban population continues to grow worldwide, but such examples of collaborative consumption are transformative agents for our economy and culture that increase personal freedom and move us closer toward the sharing economy.

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

February 11th TED Talk – How movies teach manhood

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of “Star Wars,” he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies that send positive messages to boys: that cooperation is heroic, and respecting women is as manly as defeating the villain.

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

February 4th TED Talk – We’re all hiding something. Let’s find the courage to open up

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Cost: FREE!

This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at Compact Cinema!

In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.

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

Weekly Schedule for 2/2 to 2/8, 2015

FREEDOM RIDERS

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Cost: FREE!

Monday 2/2: 7:00pm

Chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who challenged the racial segregation of the American interstate transport and by traveling together in small interracial groups and sitting where they chose on the buses and trains to demand equal access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, and to bring racial segregation national attention.

 

WEEKLY TED TALK – We’re all hiding something. Let’s find the courage to open up

Cost: FREE!

Wednesday 2/4: 12:00pm

In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.

 

TIME AS MONEY

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Cost: $8.00, or 1 Time Exchange Hour

Thursday 2/5: 7:00pm

A detailed portrait of communities using time banking to meet the needs of everyday life, this movie was made using time banking and barter rather than money.  Come see how you can do the same in your life, using our local Roanoke Valley Time Exchange at www.rvte.org!

 

AMERICAN-MADE MOVIE

Cost: $8.00

Friday 2/6: 7:00pm

This compelling new documentary explores the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. Through the stories of innovative entrepreneurs and businesses who are making things in the USA while successfully competing in the global economy, the film examines both the positive ripple effect that comes from domestic manufacturing jobs and the hurdles we’ll need to overcome to start bringing them back while asking business owners and consumers alike one simple question: what is your part?

 

SEEKING THE GOOD LIFE IN AMERICA

Cost: $8.00

Saturday 2/7: 7:00pm

Like many of us, Joy is not content with the high consumption modern lifestyle we live in the United States. So she journeys to three different intentional communities – places where people have chosen to share land and resources in all kinds of creative ways. The result is a fun and engaging crash course in sustainable living, thinking outside of the box, and finding positive solutions in an increasingly challenging world.

 

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