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.

April 29th TED Talk – Hedonistic sustainability

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Cost: FREE!

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

Bjarke Ingels‘ architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. In this talk, he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant.

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.

April 8th TED Talk – How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

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Cost: FREE!

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

Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.  So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don’t).  In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a “miniature Versailles” in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.

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 http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

April 1st TED Talk – Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

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Cost: FREE!

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

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.

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 http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

March 25th 2015 TED Talk – The price of shame

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Cost: FREE!

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

“Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.

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 http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.

March 11th 2015 TED Talk – The Creative Spark

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Cost: FREE!

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

What makes us create and innovate? Join us for two TED Talks by wildly creative thinkers as they share ideas and insights into what kindles genius. Along the way, view some delightful (& sometimes amazing) works of art and creativity.

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 http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.