TEDxMünchen 2014 Magician Thomas Fraps got the TEDxMünchen audience tricked...

TEDxMünchen 2014

Portrait Thomas Fraps (alias „Peter Wittmann“)

The audience at last weeks TEDxMuenchen saw a mind boggling performance talk from brain researcher Dr. Peter Wittmann who turned out to be a magician and expert with perceptual illusions.  He performed as special illusionist and Trojan Entertainment Device. The Munich-based professional magician Thomas Fraps showed the audience that reality is often different from the reality we live in and really no one is protected from illusions. He played his role very convincingly. 

In 1994 Thomas Fraps acquired his diploma in physics at the LMU, but then decided to put the laws of nature behind him. For 20 years he astounded as a magician and false guest speakers worldwide audiences, be it on a Supercomputer Conference in San Diego, a conference of Molecular Biology in Copenhagen or the opening of a sewage sludge incinerator in Schongau. 

In 2005 he featured in the scientific journal as the only magician and  on the side since 2009  works with brain researchers in London and Munich. He is co-founder of the annual Magic Festival "The Munich Spell weeks" and author of numerous articles on psychological and the technical methods of magic tricks. What he enjoys and thrives at most is on stage. He offers audience a pleasant blend of adrenaline, dopamine and Merlin!

 

Wie die Besucher von TEDxMuenchen erleben durften, entpuppte sich der Hirnforscher  und Experte für Wahrnehmungsillusionen „Dr. Peter Wittmann“ während seines talks als ganz besondere Illusion und trojanisches Unterhaltungspferd („Trojan Entertainment Device“): der Münchner Profizauberkünstler Thomas Fraps war in seine Paraderolle des „Falschen Experten“ geschlüpft und bewies den Teilnehmern, dass die Realität oft anders ist als die Wirklichkeit und wirklich niemand vor Illusionen geschützt ist.

Thomas Fraps hat zwar 1994 an der LMU sein Diplom in Physik erworben, sich aber danach entschlossen, die gerade erlernten Naturgesetze auf den Kopf zu stellen. Seit 20 Jahren verblüfft er daher als Zauberkünstler und falscher Gastredner weltweit sein Publikum: sei es auf einer Supercomputer-Konferenz in San Diego, einer Fachtagung für Molekularbiologie in Copenhagen oder der Eröffnung einer Klärschlammverbrennungsanlage in Schongau. 

Als bisher einziger Zauberkünstler wurde er 2005 in der wisschenschaftlichen Fachzeitschrift Nature portraitiert und arbeitet seit 2009 nebenbei mit (echten) Hirnforschern in London und München zusammen. Er ist Mitbegründer des jährlichen Zauberfestivals „Die Münchner Zauberwochen“ und Autor zahlreicher Fachartikel über psychologische und tricktechnische Methoden der Zauberkunst. Am liebsten aber steht er auf der Bühne und schenkt seinen Zuschauern das Gefühl des Staunens, dieser wohligen Mischung aus Adrenalin, Dopamin und Merlin!

www.thomasfraps.com


 

TEDxMünchen 2014 Yet another inspiring and successful TEDx...

TEDxMünchen 2014

On November 29th, Munich was treated to yet another eyeopening and inspiring event. This years theme "At a Second Glance " gave our speakers the opportunity to share their different perspectives and allowed us as the audience to challenge and question our own thinking. We were fortunate to showcase a combination of inspiring talks and great performances. These talks went below the surface and payed attention to details that are frequently overlooked and ignored. Many of our speakers acted as the mouth piece for many who do not have a voice. Their voices have now been heard and our eyes have been opened. The end goal of everyone at TEDx is to move people. We want to grow and learn as people and we hope you'll agree in saying that this years TEDxMünchen event truly was in the spirit of "ideas worth spreading". 

 

Read about the event, view videos and visual recordings here.

 

TEDxMünchen 2014 TEDxMünchen will be back in town

TEDxMünchen 2014
The first speakers for TEDxMünchen 2014 "At Second Glance" are officially confirmed. Get Insights via http://www.tedxmuenchen.de/tedxmuenchen-at-second-glance

The event is scheduled to take place on November 29th from 11 am to 6 pm at Residenztheater. Together with our speakers, we will go below the surface and dig deeper. We would like to challenge bias and re-discover things we think to be well known. We want to pay attention to details that have been overlooked and look at things through the eyes of others. Will you be attending? If you haven't yet, get your ticket now to what's going to be an unforgettable event. Why? Well, have a look into our incredible speaker lineup!

Please note that some talks will be in German! 
 

TEDxBerlin Join the competition and share your idea at "The Next Step"

You are a student or recent graduate and have got an idea worth spreading? You want to share your knowledge and interests with others? You want to change the world for the better?

This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! TEDxBerlin and careerloft provide you with the chance to give your own TEDxTalk - tell the world about the issues that matter to you! 

In cooperation with careerloft, TEDxBerlin offers students and recent graduates the chance to raise their voice and spread their ideas all over the world. Upload a video-teaser (up to 3 minutes) to present yourself and your idea briefly and become one of the speakers at TEDxBerlin conference on September 6th, 2014. Deadline for submitting your video is August 24th, 2014. The winner will be announced on August 29th, 2014. The team of TEDxBerlin will provide you with professional training to prepare your speech: You will be invited to the Speaker’s Dinner and TEDxBerlin will guide you through the evening. Your travel expenses (within Europe) and accommodation will be covered by TEDxBerlin.

Have we sparked your interest? 

Find out more via the 
website or simply watch this video!

Maybe you have friends with awesome ideas that would like to join, too? Share it with them on Facebook.

 

TED is coming to Germany!

Great news - TED is coming to Germany for the first time and will host a TEDSalon in Berlin with TEDxBerlin as the co-host! The event is scheduled to take place on June 23, 2014 at the beautiful Admiralspalast in the center of town. 

The theme of TEDSalon Berlin is "Bits of Knowledge," and it promises to explore the forces of politics, science and technological innovation, which are combining to create change at a faster and faster pace. The TEDSalon program features 15 speakers and performers who will explore this space, from mapping slums to big data to new online social movements.

The program will consist of two sessions. Doors open at 15:30 and the events starts at 16:30. There will be a chance to network with visitors and guests from all over the world during the intermission break between sessions.

Speakers

The event will be hosted by TED European director Bruno Giussani and take place in English. More information on the program, schedule and links to the speakers as well as information on their talks are available via the official TED website of the event. This website will be updated regularly.

Attending the event

Tickets cost EUR 199 (special student pricing EUR 49, places are limited). Click here to purchase a ticket and register to participate in TEDSalon Berlin. You will be guided through the payment process. If you have received an invitation with a promotion code, please click on the "enter a promotion code" link while completing the form.

Participation is open to everyone. However, tickets for this amazing event are fairly limited in number and as we really hope that you, our community, will join us, we encourage you to save a spot as soon as possible. 

 

TEDxMünchen We are looking for a TEDx community reporter!

Are you a story-teller, a people-person, someone who loves to connect with people and engage with their inspiring ideas? When you hang out with your friends you are always the one taking photos, documenting and posting the relevant bits and pieces of whatever is going on to the social media channels? You’ve been following TEDx on Facebook and Twitter and our regular events in your city are marked red in your calendar?

Then we would love to take you on board to be our TEDxMünchen reporter!!

You will help us connect with our community by coming alongside us in organizing and reporting on bi-monthly local, casual TEDx gatherings, you will meet and get to know fellow TEDx community members and will help us share their ideas and tell their stories to connect and grow the TEDx community in Hamburg. Of course, you will get to be a part of any of the official TEDx events organized by us, you will get a glimpse behind the scenes at the events and will have special access to the TEDx team and speakers.

Tickle your fancy? Send us your creative application explaining why you should be picked to be the next TEDxMünchen reporter to info@tedxmuenchen.de. We accept videos, motivation letters, pictures, etc.; whatever represents you in the best possible way.

 

TEDxMünchenSalon 2014 "The Art of Design" talks are now online!

In February TEDx held it's second Salon in the Bavarian capital Munich. On Monday, February 24th, 2014 Munich's leading thinkers and doers gathered in the facilities of the BMW world to listen to inspiring speakers from many different disciplines and backgrounds and discuss their views on the topic of the event "The Art of Design". The event was co-hosted with ZEITmagazin, who also worked closely with us in putting together the content of one of the sessions held during the event. 

We are very happy that so many joined us on this special occasion and would like to thank everyone that played a role in making the event happen: our inspiring speakers, the partners, the team and last but not least, you, the attendee! Thank you for coming, listening and engaging in the lively conversations. We hope you were as inspired, entertained, and moved as we were. 

For all that were unable to join or simply want a recap on the event, the talks of the event are now online and can be watched here. Enjoy!

 

TEDxMünchenSalon 2014 Introducing our first TEDxMünchenSalon Speakers

TEDxMünchen is happy to announce the first three speakers of the TEDxMünchenSalon entitled "The Art of Design". All speakers will look at the concept of design from different angles.

Ben Bogart connects art, design and technology. He is particularly interested in the neurological mechanisms of perception and fascinated by dreams. In his PhD research he uses technology to create artwork that gives insight into his findings in the cognitive field.

Veit Etzold is a story-teller. As an author of several best-selling thrillers he has perfected the art of story-telling and teaches how to apply his know-how to the corporate world.

Architect and designer Van Bo Le-Mentzel is known for his Hartz IV Möbel blueprints, his One-Sqm-House and recently the Do-It-Yourself Home "Unreal Estate House". The designs are an expression of Le-Mentzel's political opinion: living is a human right.

You will find more information on the speakers here. More speakers will follow in the next few days.

 

TEDxMünchenSalon 2014 The Art of Design

The next TEDxMünchenSalon is around the corner. The event entitled "The Art of Design" will open it's floor to local and international thinkers and doers to express their ideas on the art of design and their assumptions about the future of design to inspire, challenge and most of all spark a lively conversations on pressing issues in a way that will engage curious souls with ideas and with each other. 

In an age where design has come to be valued for its usefulness as a tool of consumerism, we hear design and think of esthetics, image and fashion. But is there more to the art of design? Join us on February 24th from 14.30 - 17.30 at BMW Welt to discuss these and other questions.

The TEDxMünchen team is currently working on putting together a program for you. This year's inspiring speakers will be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

 

TEDxMünchenSalon 2014 Tickets now online!

The next TEDxMünchen event is around the corner and tickets are available as of December 18th, just in time for last minute Christmas gifts to your friends and colleagues!

The event will be held on February 24th, 2014.

Stay tuned for more information about the speakers and our program on the events page. 

 

TEDxMünchen 2013 "Lost & Found" TEDxMünchen "Lost & Found" photos online

Our first-ever TEDx event in the Bavarian capital was a resounding success. The inspiring afternoon in Munich's Muffathalle was not only filled with memorable talks and performances, it was also a welcome chance to network and connect.

Click here to browse through our new Flickr album and revisit some photographic highlights of the day.

(All images copyright Bert Willer, birdyfoto.de)

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TEDxMünchen 2013 "Lost & Found" TEDxMünchen program now complete

With TEDxMünchen "Lost & Found" less than one week away, we're excited to reveal the schedule and program details for the event. To read more about the individual speakers and performers, click here.

4:00pm         Session 1

Sarah Elizabeth Ippel: "When Left Feels Right"
Marcus Tandler: "What’s Next in Search?"
Daniel Ariely: "Our Buggy Moral Code" (Video TEDTalk)
Katharine S. Willis: "Get Lost"
Jesper Munk: Performance

5:45pm         Break

6:15pm         Session 2

Johan Gomez de la Torre: "Embrace Chaos, Be Observant & Expect the Unexpected"
Brené Brown: "The Power of Vulnerability" (Video TEDTalk)
Astrid North: Performance
Markus Gabriel: "Why the World Does Not Exist"

8:00pm         Get-Together

 

TEDxMünchen 2013 "Lost & Found" TEDxMünchen coming soon!

The invitations have been sent out, and TEDxMünchen is just two weeks away. For a preview of the exciting speakers we have in store, visit our Events page.