The buzz around TEDxSanAntonio’s ‘Past, Present, Future’ Main Event two weeks ago is still going strong. If you attended the event, you may have seen were treated to some of the TED and TEDx videos that complimented our live speaker lineup.
Here is a recap of all of the digital videos we played throughout our program.
1. ‘Why City Flags May Be The Worst Designed Thing You’ve Never Noticed’ – Roman Mars
Description: Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don’t have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.
2. ‘Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable’ – Luvvie Ajayi
3. ‘To This Day…For The Bullied and Beautiful’ – Shane Koyczan
Description: By turn hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions as a viral video (created, crowd-source style, by 80 animators). Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory and violin accompaniment by Hannah Epperson.
4. ‘How We Can Face the Future Without Fear, Together’ – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Description: It’s a fateful moment in history. We’ve seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism — all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. “Is there something we can do, each of us, to be able to face the future without fear?” asks Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. In this electrifying talk, the spiritual leader gives us three specific ways we can move from the politics of “me” to the politics of “all of us, together.”