Today, TEDxCERN and TED-Ed have unveiled the first of 5 animated lessons specially developed by CERN scientists for TEDxCERN and brought to life by the talented animators at TED-Ed: “The beginning of the universe, for beginners.”
The lesson, which you can watch above(!) and at ed.ted.com, was conceived by CERN physicist Tom Whyntie and explains how cosmologists and particle physicists explore questions like, “How did the universe begin? How is it expanding?” by replicating the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of our universe, right after the Big Bang.
Snapshots of TEDxKids@Chiyoda, a TEDxKids event in Tokyo, Japan.
TEDxKids@Chiyoda brought over a hundred youngsters to the Chiyoda-Ku district of Tokyo for a day of talks, performances, and activities. The event was brimming with great ideas, but here are just a few highlights:
- TED Talk subtitles in kid-friendly Japanese: “As many Japanese kids doesn’t speak English yet,” organizer Ryuta Aoki said, “and many Japanese subtitles for TED Talks are too difficult for kids to understand, we made subtitles for kids and used them for TEDxKids@Chiyoda. The translation team got a lot of words of thanks from participants, especially their parents.”
- Live Japanese sign language interpretation: The event was streamed online with Japanese sign language interpretation, so that hearing-impaired kids and adults could join in on the action.
- A giant cardboard stage set: TEDxKids@Chiyoda’s design team created an over-sized table, chair, hat, shoes, and even a muffler made completely out of cardboard for a stage that even grown-ups couldn’t help but be wowed by.
- The TEDxKids@Chiyoda Kids’ Talent Search: The TEDxKids@Chiyoda team sent out a call for hopeful speakers before the event, eventually receiving over 10,000+ hits to its social media, and, in the end, two talented youth speakers — recipients of hearty applause on the big day.
「色が見えたら、心も見えた」 浅田 一憲
2012年10月28日に開催されたTEDxKids@Chiyoda 2012での私のTED Talk 「色が見えたら心も見えた」、（英語題名）” Seeing Colors, Knowing You Better” のビデオが公開されました。16分ほどありますが、よろしければご覧ください。
”Seeing Colors, Knowing You Better” Kazunori Asada
The video of my TED Talk, “Seeing Colors, Knowing You Better” in TEDxKids@Chiyoda 2012 held on October 28, 2012, has been published on the YouTube.
This video is about 16 minutes long. please have a look.
Although English subtitles are not attached yet, I think that it is added in the near future.
TED got inspired by TEDx “Taxi drivers”, and did this :-D
How do we spread the TEDx this time?
We made use of speakers capable of keeping their listeners glued to their chairs: Hairdressers.