SciTechBlog   « Back to Blog Main
March 24, 2009

Final thoughts from TEDx USC

Posted: 01:00 PM ET

Some final thoughts from our bloggers at Monday's TEDx conference at USC's Stevens Institute for Innovation:

Kellee Santiago

Stevens director Krisztina Holly just announced to the audience that the TEDx USC event is currently No. 2 on Twitter, second only to Jennifer Aniston. She read some of the tweets aloud, many of which are entertaining: "A plethora of hotties at #tedxusc — hooray for smart girls!"

Kellee Santiago, co-founder of thatgamecompany is now speaking on video games, calling them a "catharsis." Santiago has pioneered the creation of gentle, arty games that are closer to visual poetry than traditional, goal-oriented video games.

"How many times does a generation get to witness the birth of an entirely new artistic medium?" she asked the audience. As soon as people recognize video games as an artistic medium, Santiago said, then we can realize the significant impact that these games have on society.

Video games, like radio and TV before them, have been written off as "mindless entertainment." But Santiago believes they will grow within the next century to be more powerful than TV and radio were in the 20th century. "I do think we are on the precipice of an extremely exciting time right now," she said.

Later we heard from Markus Nordberg, resources coordinator for the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - an underground atom-smasher the size of a seven-story building on the border between Switzerland and France. The goal of ATLAS is to recreate the conditions that might have existed very shortly after the Big Bang — and in doing so, better understand how our universe works.

Nordberg said the project uses a lightning-fast camera with 100 megapixels — enough to fill up multiple iPods with data every second. If ATLAS were a telescope, it would be able to spot a grain of sand on Neptune. “It’s complex,” Nordberg exclaimed, drawing chuckles from the crowd.

It took 15 years to build ATLAS, Nordberg said, and during that time, the hundreds of scientists who built it became family. Nordberg identified three distinguishing traits of the scientists that make the ATLAS collaboration possible:
1. They have the vision to work together to achieve something extraordinary.
2. They have the commitment to contribute.
3. They have a tolerance for freedom and individual expression of ideas.

“We all have our different stories and our different passions, but we all worked together and share the same goal,” he said.

Finally, USC Marshall School of Business professor Dave Logan talked about how people, as social beings, naturally form tribes and tribal cultures. Logan, co-author of a book called "Tribal Leadership," classifies five stages of tribal cultures:

Stage 1 (2% of all tribes): The culture of prisons and gangs
Stage 2 (25% of tribes): The culture of DMVs ("How can people be so dumb and yet live?")
Stage 3 (48% of tribes): "I'm great and you're not!" (It tends to happen with smart, successful people—such as those at TEDx USC)
Stage 4 (22% of tribes): "We're great"
Stage 5 (2% of tribes): "Life is great"

The greatest challenge for most of us, Logan said, is moving from Stage 3 to Stage 4.

For more on TEDx, click here.

- USC students Kate Mather, Greg McDonald, Larissa Puro

Filed under: science • technology • video games

Share this on:
David Riley   March 26th, 2009 10:34 pm ET

Then you have Wall Street. It's where the big players think they're at stage 3. But, they are actually at stage 1.

Thelma Craigmiles   March 29th, 2017 3:29 am ET

Ein übliches Betriebsmittel im Kontext der Sauerstofflangzeittherapie ist der Sauerstoffkonzentrator mobil. In selbigem Apparat wird der Sauerstoff von der Luft abgetrennt und über einen Inhalator in aggregierter Gestalt abgegeben. Im Aggregat befindet sich ein Filter, welcher die Raumluft reinigt und aufbereitet. Zum Einsatz kommt zusammen mit dem Sauerstoffkonzentrator allgemein die Molekularsiebtechnik, bei der der Sauerstoff, welcher in der üblichen Raumluft zu 21 Prozent vorkommt, auf 90 respektive 96 Prozent angereichert wird. Dem Klienten wird der aggregierte Sauerstoff anhand eines Schlauchs zugeführt. Der Schlauch mündet in diesem Fall in eine Nasenbrille.

erection pills online viagra   November 27th, 2020 5:52 am ET

solutions to erectile dysfunction
buy erectile dysfunction pump cvs
best erectile dysfunction pills online

detectives en antequera   December 11th, 2020 10:58 pm ET

detectives privados ronda

Rosina Woldt   December 14th, 2020 1:39 am ET

HighTicket Hijack PRO Software. 200000 visitors per day! Click on my profile name for more details

Alix Brading   December 20th, 2020 6:56 pm ET

Great job, wonderful blog… really enjoy it and put into my social bookmarks. Keep up the good work

make money online today   December 26th, 2020 11:30 am ET

Imagine getting hundreds of people flooding your inbox on autopilot, 24/7. Cutting-edge funnel-based app that can generate 100 commissions of up to 900+ dollars DAILY. More details: Click in link in profile

frolep rotrem   January 3rd, 2021 6:36 am ET

Woh I enjoy your blog posts, saved to favorites! .

Omar Hoeger   January 12th, 2021 12:05 am ET

Thanks for sharing – Gulvafslibning | Kurt Gulvmand with us keep update bro love your article about – Gulvafslibning | Kurt Gulvmand .

Shanta Laliberty   January 23rd, 2021 1:12 am ET

Social network traffic Facebook likes Twitter Followers Instagram Followers and much more

Dierdre Terrett   January 26th, 2021 4:48 pm ET

Best Marketing Services – Cheapest on Market. SMM Supreme is the Top 5 Best Social Media Website in the World. Best Quality-Price Ratio on the market with 714,928 orders until now. – Facebook Fan Page Likes for $4.50/1000 – Instagram Followers for $0.78/1000 – Youtube Views: $1.62/1000 – Twitter followers: $2.10/1000 – Paypal Deposit – Bitcoin Deposit – Fast order processing – 1 Hour Delivery (Click on the link in the profile for more details)

Brigette Mejias   January 27th, 2021 1:51 am ET

Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, subscribers? Our Company provide SMM Services that means (Social Media Marketing) that is directly using social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to promote a website. High Quality Services / Our prices are the cheapest in the market, starting at $0.01 / 24/7 Support / API Support for panel leaders / Best prices

Tiffiny Kaunisto   January 27th, 2021 4:07 pm ET

Do you want get more social network traffic, likes, subscribers? Our Company provide SMM Services that means (Social Media Marketing) that is directly using social network websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to promote a website. High Quality Services / Our prices are the cheapest in the market, starting at $0.01 / 24/7 Support / API Support for panel leaders / Best prices

Willette Chears   January 28th, 2021 10:12 pm ET

I do agree with all of the concepts you've presented to your post. They are really convincing and will certainly work. Still, the posts are very quick for novices. Could you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

DFYPofitz Review   January 30th, 2021 9:02 pm ET

Get Our Passive Income System – Step 1: Get our ready made niche websites, Step 2: Setup your Paypal account. Step 3: Run our Unlimited Traffic System from 850 sources of traffic (Approximately 35000 views a day guaranteed). Then just wait and earn your income 100 on autopilot. More info:

malatya escort   February 4th, 2021 7:49 pm ET

esenyurt escort bayanar bu sitede üstelik hepsi ücretsiz...

Harris Bottom   February 5th, 2021 7:49 pm ET

Earn $200/Day With Our Last Passive Income System – Best Autopilot income system 2021

Elvera Berlingeri   February 6th, 2021 4:59 am ET

Earn 5000 a Month With Our Passive Income System – Best Autopilot income system 2021

buy tadalafil   February 7th, 2021 6:47 am ET

tadalafil liquid for sale tadalafil

lupus medication plaquenil   February 7th, 2021 6:50 am ET

erectile rings erectile dysfunction treatment

india coronavirus   February 7th, 2021 6:50 am ET

hcq drug who makes hydroxychloroquine win

zithromax zpak   February 7th, 2021 7:12 am ET

what is zithromax used to treat zithromax tablet   February 9th, 2021 5:13 am ET

I needed to draft you one bit of word to thank you very much again considering the superb things you have discussed in this case. It was particularly open-handed with people like you giving publicly what a lot of folks could possibly have distributed for an e-book to help make some dough for themselves, and in particular considering that you might well have tried it if you considered necessary. These good tips additionally acted as the great way to be aware that many people have the identical dream the same as my very own to know very much more in terms of this problem. Certainly there are several more enjoyable situations in the future for those who discover your blog.

House Clearance Newport   February 9th, 2021 7:23 am ET

Hello.This post was extremely interesting, especially because I was browsing for thoughts on this subject last Tuesday.

brujos chat gratis   February 11th, 2021 2:24 am ET

I and also my guys appeared to be digesting the good tips and hints on the website and so before long developed an awful feeling I had not thanked the blog owner for them. All the guys happened to be as a consequence stimulated to read through all of them and now have truly been taking advantage of those things. I appreciate you for truly being really accommodating as well as for deciding upon these kinds of impressive themes millions of individuals are really eager to be aware of. Our sincere apologies for not expressing gratitude to you sooner.

zortilonrel   February 16th, 2021 6:13 pm ET

An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

Profitable-Digital-Marketing Strategy-and-Plan   February 16th, 2021 7:58 pm ET

I will drive 20000 google organic visitors using targeted keywords:

10vina   February 19th, 2021 2:39 pm ET

Do you have any video of that? I'd care to find out more details.

security company   February 28th, 2021 7:37 pm ET

201428 45037Hello fellow internet master! I genuinely enjoy your internet site! I liked the color of your sidebar. 385195

avana   March 11th, 2021 8:01 pm ET

avana tabs avana

brimonidine   March 11th, 2021 8:02 pm ET

combigan brimonidine generic

cyclosporine   March 11th, 2021 8:07 pm ET

buy cyclosporine usa cyclosporine ophthalmic

Megalis   March 11th, 2021 8:22 pm ET

tadalafil 5mg prescription megalis 20 in hindi

xtra rewards casino slot machines   March 20th, 2021 11:30 pm ET

1 million chips double down casino codes chocolate casino chips personalized

no deposit casino bonus codes captainjack   March 25th, 2021 4:27 pm ET

free no deposit bonus codes for planet 7 mobile casino casino slot machines girl

all free casino games   March 26th, 2021 1:04 pm ET

how to win casino jackpot online casino no deposit bonus codes

no deposit codes for jackpot capital casino   March 29th, 2021 1:26 am ET

doubleu casino free chips generator parx casino poker tournament may 2018

free casino slots online   March 29th, 2021 6:11 pm ET

raging bull casino no deposit are boyd gaming and cannery casino the same

detectives privados murcia   April 8th, 2021 5:59 am ET

It's very effortless to find out any topic on net as
compared to books, as I found this post at this web site.

where can i buy alprostadil suppositories   April 12th, 2021 10:37 pm ET

alprostadil pellet alprostadil storage   April 15th, 2021 6:50 pm ET

542369 252772Excellent job! 39352

buying zithromax online   April 16th, 2021 4:49 am ET

zithromax instructions zithromax 250 mg dosage

vardenafil hcl generic   April 17th, 2021 9:25 am ET

buy generic vardenafil over the counter with no pres. online levitra vardenafil 40 mg

tadalafil daily use   April 18th, 2021 11:43 am ET

order tadalafil tadalafil

플렉스홀덤   April 19th, 2021 5:25 pm ET

75981 7125I like this web site quite a lot, Its a very good position to read and receive info . 315055

viagra prices canada   April 19th, 2021 11:19 pm ET

buy viagra online from canada buying viagra in canada

cialis canadian discounts   April 20th, 2021 4:05 am ET

cialis on line purches canadian pharmacy cialis through canadian pharmacies

sildenafil nz   April 20th, 2021 4:54 pm ET

buy sildenafil 100mg online buy sildenafil pills online

Leave Your Comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

subscribe RSS Icon
About this blog

Are you a gadgethead? Do you spend hours a day online? Or are you just curious about how technology impacts your life? In this digital age, it's increasingly important to be fluent, or at least familiar, with the big tech trends. From gadgets to Google, smartphones to social media, this blog will help keep you informed.

subscribe RSS Icon
Powered by VIP