During this Session, each participant was given only two minutes to get the crowd excited about their idea, creating a rapid-fire chain of proposals for the audience to think over.
At the end of the Session, audience members were asked to vote for the “pitcher” with the most compelling idea—pledging to have this project adopted and realized by the community.
Prior to the event, the team at TEDxFactory798 sifted through dozens of applications—all submitted by people anxious to share their ideas for a future China with the TEDx community. Somehow, they narrowed it down to just five, but surely it wasn’t easy.
Below, the five Beijingers selected to share their ideas at TEDxFactory798 on TEDxCity2.0 day, including the generator of the winning project:
October 13’s day of urban inspiration is not without its visual inspiration. As evidence, we’ve put together this list of six TEDxCity2.0 graphics not to be missed. Below, six amazing graphics celebrating cities across the globe:
First up, TEDxSantoDomingo in the Dominican Republic, whose City 2.0 poster certainly wins for cutest design: whoever knew urban architecture could be so adorable?
After the jump, 5 more favorites!
- TEDxTheBund: ...In my opinion, Web 2.0 really changed the world and leads us into a new age. A professor from Tongji University drew a picture that described the changes and differences between agricultural age, industrial age, and what we call the "cloud age" (today). These days the "cloud" connects us on a global level--services, goods, information, people--and enhances the exchange between these--by expanding access. The new network system has made society structure, social relations, and people's mind and behavior different. Right now, the City 2.0 concept is relevant.
- City 2.0, especially because it allows an action pitch session, will be a powerful force to drive positive changes for our local community. I hope our event can explore these kind of changes, and encourage action. We are inviting many professionals with different background to attend the event. Hopefully, they can contribute more ideas and useful suggestions for our city's future.