TEDxKL, quite simply, lifted my spirits. To witness so many brilliant local and overseas speakers shining on stage, passionate and enthusiastic in their respective industries, was truly a powerful affair. These wonderful people spoke about matters close to their hearts, sharing their concerns and feelings with members of the audience, enthralling us with personal ideas and observations that opened our eyes in ways we had not even realized.
What do a zombie apocalypse, the spread of cholera, a burger box and toilets all have in common?
All of them were mentioned this morning during the City 2.0 pitch sessions, hosted as part of our
TEDx Workshop leading up to TED Global 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
There were four compelling projects proposed:
Photo: Bret Hartman
Daniel CerVentus, of TEDxKL, pitched the “While We Wait” project — designed to make city dwellers’ “dead time” for public transportation, quite common in Kuala Lumpur, just a bit more fun and communal. Using choose your own adventure stories (like a zombie apocalypse flowchart) and conversation prompts, While We Wait gets people talking to one another. After all, why not slay boredom and build community in one fell swoop?